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Home Improvement  /  February 12, 2020

Tips for Remodeling a Kitchen on a Budget

Tips for Remodeling a Kitchen on a Budget, from the Remodeling Services Experts at Handyman Connection of Lexington East

Did you know that the average kitchen remodel costs a startling $25,033

If you’re looking to upgrade your cooking space but don’t want to spring for a major remodel, here are a few simple tips and tricks to help your reinvent your cooking space on limited funds:

1. Repaint or reface cabinets, instead of replacing them

Replacing cabinets can cost between $4,000 and $13,000 on average for a standard 10-by-10 foot kitchen, but you don’t have to drop a small fortune to breath new life into your kitchen’s storage spaces. 

Repainting, staining or refacing (which is simply replacing the fronts of your cabinets) is a much more affordable option if you’re trying to remodel your kitchen on a budget. 

Pro tip: replacing paneled cabinet doors with flat, slab doors that are flush with one another is a simple way to make old cabinets look sleek and modern.

Need help applying new cabinet stain? Not sure how to reface your cabinets? Give Handyman Connection of Lexington East a call.

2. Choose laminate or vinyl for a budget-friendly flooring option

If flooring updates are a part of your kitchen remodel, consider using laminate or vinyl instead of solid or engineered hardwood. These kitchen flooring options are both durable and spill-proof, and can be made to mimic more expensive materials, including hardwood and tile.

3. Use peel-and-stick tile backsplashes 

We know, we know – this tip sounds a little too cheap on its face. But believe it or not, peel-and-stick tile backsplashes have come a long way, and can really make an impact in your kitchen. You can order a set of tiles online in just a few clicks, and installing them is as simple as their name suggests.

4. Upgrade door and cabinet hardware

Replacing door handles and drawer pulls is another simple way to upgrade the look of your cabinets and pantry with ease. For example: maybe you’re tired of the old black knobs on your white cabinets – you can swap those for a set of metallic, copper drawer pulls to add a chic pop of shine to your kitchen. 

5. Do NOT DIY major projects

We’ll say it again: do NOT DIY major kitchen projects. DIYing some things – like replacing drawer pulls or installing peel-and-stick backsplashes – is perfectly fine. But for things involving electrical, plumbing, flooring, appliance installation/repairs and other major projects, you’ll save more money in the long run by hiring a remodeling services professional to do it right the first time. 

For help with your kitchen remodel, call the experts at Handyman Connection

While some things can be DIY-ed, being realistic about your handyman skills can be crucial to saving money in the long run. Whether you need help replacing your drawer pulls or want a full flooring installation for your new kitchen, Handyman Connection of Lexington East can help with all of your kitchen remodeling needs

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