How Can I Transform My Kitchen Cheaply?
Regardless of whether you’re planning on renovating your entire kitchen or just want to give it a fresh coat of paint, there are some easy ways to turn your kitchen into a dream kitchen that’s sure to impress. You can add a splashback, create a notice board, decant your cooking supplies into jars, and even change your cabinet knobs and pulls.
Removing upper cabinetry
Whether you’re considering a total gut job or just upgrading your kitchen for the umpteenth time, it pays to be aware of the many ways to improve the ol’ kitchen cupboards. For example, you could replace your old clunky kitchen cabinets with shiny new ones. You can also upgrade your countertops to make the space look more polished and less like a dump. The aforementioned task also makes room for a more stylish backsplash. Adding a splash of color to your kitchen could make the whole thing sparkle. Lastly, you’ll also have an easier time putting away dishes without having to rummage through the cabinets. Putting away those stray pots and pans is not a fun chore. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get the job done quickly and cheaply.
To find the best and cheapest way to do it, you can start by comparing the prices of different suppliers. For example, you can go to the local hardware store and look for the cheapest kitchen cabinets on the market. Alternatively, you could scour Craigslist, a site dedicated to home improvement ads, or do a little online shopping. In the end, you’ll end up with a stylish new kitchen at a price you’re sure to like. You may even be able to pick up a few kitchen gadgets to go with them. You’ll also have plenty of time to enjoy your newfound kitchen bliss.
Painting and staining your existing cabinetry
Rather than paying thousands of dollars to replace your cabinets, you can save a lot of money and make your kitchen look brand new by painting and staining your existing cabinetry. It’s a great way to update your kitchen and make it look more like your own.
Painting and staining your existing cabinetry is a great way to add a splash of color to a dull space. For example, if you’re a couple who likes to have candlelit dinners, you might want to consider going with a darker color to enhance the romantic mood. This also makes the room appear larger.
Besides painting and staining your existing cabinetry, there are other inexpensive ways to upgrade your kitchen. For example, you can reface your cabinetry to showcase fine crystal or china. You can also add glass doors to your existing cabinets.
Painting and staining your existing kitchen cabinets is not difficult. All you need is a good degreaser and a rag. It will take a few days to do a small kitchen, or a weekend to do a larger kitchen.
If you’re going to go all out, you can even replace your countertops and appliances to make your kitchen look like brand new. However, this is not as inexpensive as painting and staining your existing cabinetry. You’ll need to do this in addition to painting your cabinets, and it will probably take two or three days.
Changing knobs and pulls on your cabinets
Changing knobs and pulls on your cabinets can be a cheap and easy project. It can also help to add function and beauty to your space. You can choose knobs and pulls in a variety of styles, colors, and materials. Then, you can choose the ones that match the look of your existing cabinets.
Choosing cabinet hardware can be difficult, but there are some things you should keep in mind. You want to buy hardware that matches the existing cabinets and functions well. The hardware should feel good in your hands, and should look good in your home.
The most common type of hardware is knobs. They are installed with a single screw from the back of the cabinet. They are usually square or round. The knobs should be at least 1 1/4 inches in diameter. They can be made of plastic or solid wood. They are usually raw wood, but can be painted or stained to match the cabinet. They also come in a variety of shapes.
If you’re looking for something more elegant, you can choose knobs that are marble. They are durable and can be used in both traditional and modern kitchens. They can also be combined with metals. The most popular finishes include matte black, burnished, and polished.
If you’re not comfortable drilling holes, you can always hire a professional to do the work. If you have an exposed wood cabinet door, you can use wood putty to hide the holes.
Adding a splashback
Adding a splashback to your kitchen can be a simple, affordable way to upgrade the look and feel of your cook space. You may want to change the colour, texture, or material of your splashback to update your kitchen, or you may want to add a special touch to the cook space.
If you want to give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank, consider a tiled splashback. These versatile and hard-wearing tiles come in a range of colours and styles, and are perfect for adding personality to your kitchen.
If you’re looking for a more minimalistic look, you can use peel and stick tiles for your splashback. These are printed vinyl tiles that instantly give your kitchen a finished look. They’re easy to install, and can last for a few years before they start to fade.
If you want a more dramatic splashback, consider a patterned tile. These tiles will add an eye-catching detail to your kitchen and make a striking statement in small spaces. You can choose from a variety of patterned ceramic tiles to add an element of fun to your cook space.
Another cheap and easy way to change the look of your kitchen is to install beadboard. This is a type of wallpaper that is easy to install, and can make your kitchen look like it was done by a professional.
Decanting cooking supplies into jars
Having the right storage containers will reduce food spoilage and make the pantry and refrigerator easier to navigate. Some people choose glass storage containers, but there are mixed opinions about how well they seal. If you do not like the idea of glass, there are other options.
Glass jars can be purchased at craft stores or hardware stores. They are often cheaper than plastic storage containers and are better for the environment. Glass jars are also reusable after emptying the contents.
You can purchase a set of deli containers and use them to store items such as flour and spices. They are durable and can go in the freezer or the refrigerator. These containers come with universal lids and dusting screens. They are also dishwasher safe.
When you have finished decanting, label the jars with the item’s name and the date it was stored. You can also include the packaging information on the label, if it is available.
If you do not have time to make labels, you can buy a Brother P-Touch Label Maker. They are inexpensive and easy to use. They have multiple font options and allow you to customise your pantry. You can also choose colored masking tape to mark the contents of your jars.
You can also decant dry goods, such as flour and spices, to create uniform glass jars. The jars should be large enough to hold the most commonly used ingredients.
Adding a noticeboard
Adding a noticeboard to your kitchen is a good idea if you need to keep track of important household tasks. A cleverly designed and hung bulletin board can do the trick in style. It can even be made out of old cabinet doors and magnetic mesh. A framed cork board can be a nice way to dress up a plain old wall. For under $5, you can make your own bulletin board worthy of a visit to the local craft store.
In the name of full disclosure, I’m not an architect, but I do have a degree in science and have a nephron – that’s the fancy term for a brain. My wife and I have an elongated family, which means a lot of time on our hands. I wanted a fancy-pants memo board that would stand out in the kitchen, but wouldn’t break the bank. That nephron proved to be elusive, but not impossible. I found a solution in the form of a magnetic notice board, made from an old cabinet door, magnetic mesh, and some cork. We hung it on the wall with some fancy picture hooks, and a little time and patience. The finished product is pretty nice, especially after we repainted the cabinets to match.
The above mentioned elongated family is not the only one that could benefit from a framed cork board. If your family is big on home projects, you might find it useful to have a bulletin board to corral all of those ideas. The best part is that you can make a framed cork board that fits into most rooms, without having to spend a fortune.