When you are spending all your money on taking care of your little ones, far too often things like home maintenance get forgot about. If your kitchen is looking a little worse for wear and is in need of a remodel, but money is tight, you might be panicking about the cost.
However, there is no need to panic. Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact, you can do it on an incredibly tight budget. Fancy remodeling your kitchen, but have limited funds? Yes - then have a read of this.
Create a budget
The first thing you have to do is work out how much you have to spend. You might only have a limited amount, but it is still crucial that you come up with a budget for the project. Otherwise, you could end up running out of money halfway through, which would be a nightmare.
Think about how you use your kitchen
The key to creating a kitchen you love, while on a budget, is ensuring you know what you use your kitchen for most. Do you eat dinner in the kitchen as a family? Do you cook together with your partner? Do you use the kitchen as a space for entertaining and socializing? Ask yourself what you use your kitchen area for.
Knowing what you use your kitchen for most, will allow you to create a kitchen space that gives you what you need. This will also save you money, as you won’t need to spend money on things that you don’t want/need.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that buying appliances and kitchen features second hand is not a good idea. If money is tight, buying the items you need second hand is an amazing idea. No one has to know that your kitchen is second hand; all the matters is that it looks good and gives you the space you want.
To find all the best second-hand appliances and kitchen items, have a look online on sites like eBay, Craigslist, and Gumtree. It’s amazing the bargains you can pick up on these sites, most of which tend to be in good condition.
Swap small features
Instead of attempting to overhaul your entire kitchen, swap a few small features.
Things like cupboard handles, tea and coffee caddies, and taps, can be cheaply and easily replaced with new models. You can get some excellent deals on new taps from Tap Warehouse, as well as on kitchen cupboard handles from Etsy.
Refinish old items
Instead of buying a whole new kitchen, cupboard doors, islands or dining tables can be refinished. Especially, those that are made of wood.
It’s amazing what some sandpaper, paint or varnish, and a paint brush can do. By simply giving your kitchen cupboards and table a fresh coat of paint, you can give your kitchen a whole new look.
When you have children, they become your priority, and things like kitchen remodels, often have to wait. But if you are happy to do things on a budget, remodeling your kitchen can be a piece of cake.
Site last updated: 10. February 2018