The kitchen is the main hub of every home. It is where the family gathers for casual dining. It often involves a big center island. There are endless possibilities when renovating a kitchen. The budget friendly changes can modernize the look of the space and add value to the home.
You can do a lot with just a minimal budget. An average kitchen remodel can include updating cabinet drawers and fronts; installing a new sink and faucet; and replacing the countertops, flooring, and stove. The main thing you need to remember is to set priorities. It is also important to know your budget.
Top 3 things you can do when updating your kitchen without spending lots of money:
One of the important things to consider when renovating kitchens is good cabinets. As long as you have good cabinets then you can change the appliances and countertops next. Good quality cabinets are made of wood. There are some cabinets that are made of fiber board or flake board. These are boards made of scrap wood glued with resin to create a new board. It is not as good as plywood but it is more affordable. Cabinets made of plywood are 10 to 15 percent more expensive than fiber board cabinets but the former is a good investment.
The standard cabinets are called front framed. They have a frame around the front of the cabinet where the door is attached. It makes the cabinets sturdier. Cabinets in Europe are frameless and becoming common in the United States as well. The doors are attached to the cabinet to provide a cleaner line.
Granite countertops are still popular but quartz countertops are gaining popularity these days because they are more appealing to the eyes. Quartz is also easy to maintain and look more like a stone countertop.
In flood-prone areas, floating floors are more popular because they are easier to repair and replace. There are people who like to use box or glass tiles with variations in color to create randomness in the design.
You can check the showrooms or home design websites to get an idea of what you what your kitchen to look like after the renovation is done. Most showrooms have a design team that can suggest different options available to you.