Bought A Fixer-Upper? Four Budget-Minded Kitchen Upgrades To Get You Started


If you have recently bought a home that is in need of some upgrading, it might be hard to know where to begin. If your remodeling budget is limited, there are a few things you can do in the kitchen that can make this space look updated without breaking the bank. Here are four budget-minded kitchen upgrades for new homeowners.

1. Add in a Backsplash

Backsplashes over counter spaces are a trending addition in modern kitchens. The good news is these aren't hard to install and can be done yourself if you pick the right materials. Self-adhesive tiling, mirrors, or even repurposed wood installed as a backsplash can give your kitchen more charm and individuality. If you aren't sure where to start, bring in a professional to review materials and installation options.

2. Upgrade Your Lighting

If your lighting fixtures are outdated, these can be swapped out for newer looks on the market. If you can, bring along current fixtures to lighting vendors to ensure you find something with the right fit. When it comes to light bulbs, your current bulbs might need to updated as well. This might be for a warmer light option, or you might want to opt for new LED options on the market to help with your home's energy efficiency.

3. Adding New Knobs and Pulls

An instant refresh when it comes to outdated drawers and cabinets is to swap out current knobs and pulls with a new look. If your current kitchen has an 80s feel to it, there are plenty of sleek fixtures on the market that can be replaced all at once. If you are doing other projects in your kitchen, go with a color or material that will match new lighting fixtures and tiling as well.

4. Upgrades With Paint

While an entire overhaul of your kitchen's walls can immediately brighten your space, you can also use paint to update other spaces in your kitchen as well. A thick coating of paint on older cabinets can bring these back to life. An accent wall or trim in a bold color can make your kitchen look more modern as well.

While you might have long-term goals to entirely remodel your kitchen one day, starting with smaller projects today can make your home more updated and livable for the moment. Whether you can take on tasks on your own or bring in a contractor, you don't have to go over budget when it comes to smaller kitchen updates that can make this space look great.


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