The way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. The saying can apply to relationships, but it is far more applicable to the relationship that you have with your home. Kitchens are massively important spaces. They are the heart of the home. They feed you and your family, are a prime social location, and can also be a truly stunning part of your home if you invest in its look and design.
Kitchen design can be a challenge. You need to combine visuals with function. Appliances with storage. It requires a delicate combination between practicality and design, and with this guide, you’ll be able to plan a successful custom kitchen cabinets renovation that fits your budget.
Buy DIY Kitchens
There are DIY-friendly kitchens that you can buy and easily assemble yourself. These come fully formed and assembling them is easy. You can even skip the full product and just update one element. Update your kitchen unit doors, for example, and you can benefit from a wonderful reset for your kitchen that doesn’t break the bank. This option is ideal if you are happy with the existing layout and the amount of storage space that your kitchen offers.
Be specific with what you want to be upgraded, and you’ll be amazed at how easily it can be to update a key area like your kitchen within a budget.
Or Refinish Your Existing Kitchen
Another option is to refinish your existing kitchen. This, of course, will take a lot of work. You will need to remove all of the cupboard doors, sand them down to the grain, and then finish them the way that you want. You may want to rent a spray paint machine, which can more evenly coat your cupboard doors, so you get a smooth finish.This can work for new kitchen unit doors as well if the style that you loved didn’t come in the specific color that you had your heart set on.
Update the Fixtures like Lights and Taps
It is far easier than you think to replace the taps in your kitchen sink or switch out the lighting fixtures. You can do it yourself easily, meaning you can update the look and feel of your kitchen in just a few simple steps. Don’t be afraid to look for vintage or second-hand materials, either. Often you can find great vintage lighting options for far less than you can find in store, especially if you want a more classic design. Modern, sleek options are still best purchased from your nearest store, but even then, buying these items separately is a great way to save on your kitchen renovation.
Hack Furniture and Your Space
There are so many ways that you can hack the space you have. For example, if you have a kitchen island, you can bring in specialists to cut your new counters and have them cut your island counter slightly longer to add a dining area.
Hacking furniture will require tools, of course, but with the ability to rent tools for short-term projects, you will be able to work as a pro in no time to really update your space with unique, innovative ideas.