Home remodel projects don't have to have a huge budget nor do they have to look cheap when you don’t spend a fortune. If want to update the look of your kitchen, you can use products and materials that allow you to create a beautiful and stylish kitchen without paying a fortune.
"Most homeowners are surprised by how reasonable kitchen redecorating can be when they use and reorganize existing furniture and cabinetry in new ways, or by taking a new look at how technology has improved the products their grandmothers had in their kitchens," says Summer Baltzer, interior designer and former host of HGTV's Design on a Dime. "We can save money without skimping on style, using what is already there and bringing back what has worked for years with a new look."
When remodeling your kitchen, consider ways to use what already exists, but upgrade it with a fresh, new look. For example, if your kitchen countertops are faded, covered in stains and worn out, don't try to replace everything. Instead, consider replacing just the tops. You can also use existing cabinets, but change the color and look of the room with cabinet refacing.
Another way to give your kitchen a fresh new look is modernizing the style. Backsplashes by the sink are very trendy in restaurants and homes these days.
Switching out the fabrics in the kitchen will help you finalize the entire project within a reasonable budget. Keep the chairs, but add new seat cushions or replace the current seat cushions for a fresh style. Swap out the curtains in the window to enhance the new color scheme. Hang some new towels -- you may be surprised, but the room will look completely different.
As you begin to plan your kitchen remodel, keep an open mind and take a new look at those long-term products that have improved over the years. Consider how kitchen cabinet refacing, and reusing existing materials could drastically improve the look of your kitchen.
For more information, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.
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