Ready to update your kitchen, but your budget is small? Below you will find out how we did our own kitchen for less than $650!!!
A couple of weeks ago I shared our Family Room Makeover on a budget. When we updated that room, we decided to go ahead and to the same thing in our kitchen. As much as we wanted different colored cabinets, that was just NOT in our budget — at all. We decided to make a few cosmetic changes instead and now the room has a new look at a fraction of the cost!
One simple change we made was to our pantry door. We previously had polished brass knob and hinges. We just swapped them out with the oil rubbed bronze we used elsewhere in the room and it make the door look completely different, and the room more unified.
I also decided to just update the decor. We changed the runner and centerpiece on the table with something new. It seems like such a simple change, but the impact has been huge.
I also wanted a new rug (as ours was pretty disgusting). Instead of spending hundreds on something really fancy, I went to a carpet store and found a remnant. They cut it to the size I wanted and then finished off the edges for us. We actually found one which allowed me to also make a runner to put by our back door and a small rug we were able to use in our garage! All 3 pieces costs us MUCH less than one large area rug.
Once again, a simple change was made to our window. We just cleaned and swapped out the decor for something new (and less cluttered).
A simple cleaning and new hardware was all it took to make our cabinet doors look new and fresh. It took a lot of elbow grease and time to do this project, but it made such an impact on the room.
My trick was to purchase some Murphy’s Oil soap and use that along with a toothbrush and then, as needed, Magic Erasers. I was able to get rid of all of the grime and build up.
Here’s another shot of our kitchen. Cleaning things up, changing hardware and decor the room looks new and fresh!
Here is a recap of the updates and the costs:
- New Kitchen Handles – $150
- New Kitchen Hinges – $130
- New Decor – $100
- New Doorknobs and Hinges – $50
- New Custom Carpet – $200
We spent a total of $630 to update our kitchen. We absolutely love the way it looks now. Maybe one day, if the budget will allow, we will update the cabinets and countertops. Until then, however, we are going to enjoy (and be grateful) for what we have!