If your kitchen is starting to look a little old and tired, you know you need to do something about it. Many homeowners in Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon, dread kitchen cabinet remodeling. That is because the cost of remodeling a kitchen can range anywhere from $20k to $50k depending on how sophisticated and high-end you want things to get.
If you’re on a tight budget, shelling out more than $20k might not be an option. Thankfully, you don’t have to. In this article, we will be sharing five ways to revamp your kitchen and create the impact you want without breaking the bank.
Here you go…
1. Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets
Painting is probably the most transformative and inexpensive way to update your kitchen cabinets or any space for that matter. Considering kitchen cabinets occupy the largest area in your kitchen, freshening them up with a coat of paint can significantly boost your kitchen’s aesthetics. Considering hiring a painting contractor for kitchen cabinet repainting and even request them to help you choose the best paint colors.
2. Repaint Your Kitchen
If your kitchen cabinets are still intact, consider giving your walls a fresh new finish. The kitchen is one of the most industrious rooms in your home, and it’s quite easy for the paint to peel, crack, scuff, and stain. Repainting the walls is an equally impactful and cost-effective way to revamp your kitchen cabinets. Hiring a painting contractor will go a long way in ensuring high-quality, beautiful, and long-lasting results.
3. Change Your Cabinet Handles
If the paint job and kitchen cabinets in your kitchen are in good condition, consider updating the cabinet pulls and handles. That is probably the easiest way to add interesting details to your kitchen. Small details like doorknobs, hinges, and pull tabs can have a significant impact on the overall aesthetics of a kitchen. Add new hardware in interesting colors, finishes, and shapes to liven up the kitchen space a little. Nickel, leather, and brass are hot finishes at the moment.
4. Add an accent wall
If painting an entire kitchen sounds like a tall order, consider painting a single wall and add some drama into your cooking space. Accent walls are a great way of grabbing the viewers’ attention and directing them to a desired focal point of interest. They break up the traditional look of having four walls that are painted the same color.
An accent is a chance to introduce some visual interest in your kitchen without having to do a full repaint. Traditional accent walls include a brightly-colored wall added to a room that has the three other walls painted white. However, for a modern look, simply paint your accent wall two shades darker than the other walls.
5. Install extra lighting
Again, this is a relatively cheap way to introduce some creative ideas into your kitchen. Ideally, your kitchen should have task lights and overhead lighting with ambient light in a dining area. However, you can always introduce accent lighting, including recessed lights dotted conveniently around your kitchen. You might need a little help with choosing the lights, installation spots, and the installation process.
The Bottom Line
As you can see, you don’t have to spend a lot to give your cooking space a facelift. Pick at least two of the ideas shared above experience, and you will love what your kitchen just turned into.
If you need professional help refinishing your kitchen cabinets or repainting your kitchen, Maller Painting can help. We have years of kitchen cabinet and interior painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us on (503) 410-6366 if you have any questions.
Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.