Kitchen Makeover: How to Renovate Your Kitchen on a Budget

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Did you know the average kitchen remodel costs over $21,000?

It’s no wonder that people wait to remodel their kitchens and look for ways to save.

Is your home in serious need of a kitchen makeover? It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune.

Keep reading for a few ways you can renovate your kitchen on a budget.

Kitchen Makeover: How to Renovate Your Kitchen on a Budget

Kitchens tend to be one of the most expensive rooms in a home to remodel. When you plan it out well a kitchen makeover doesn’t have to break the bank. With some creativity and applying the tips we share below, you’ll be well on your way to a kitchen facelift.

Paint the Cabinets

Rather than changing out all of the cabinets look into painting them instead if they’re still in good condition. This is a huge way to save money because cabinets can add up. This will mainly work if your cabinets aren’t falling apart.

This is best when your cabinets are outdated because they will have a noticeable facelift next time you walk in your kitchen.


This is another simple and budget-friendly way to change it up in the kitchen. You can add tiles that are less expensive than glass. Tiles also have endless possibilities for color schemes and pattern options. The only thing you have to keep in mind with using tile is that you will have to stay on top of cleaning the grout to prevent mold and mildew from growing. One great benefit is that they are easily available from places like Simply Plastics.

Art3d 10-Sheet Peel and Stick Tile Backsplash - 12"x12" Premium Kitchen Backsplash Peel and Stick Tile, Bright White


You can update light fixtures with a different style. You can go with a farm look, modern sleek look, a colorful artsy look, etc. There are so many options for new light fixtures that will keep your kitchen makeover on a budget but give a new ambiance to your home.

ASGYISA Semi Flush Mount Modern Ceiling Light Fixture, 6 Lights Black Vintage Matte Sputnik Chandelier Ceiling Lamp with E26 Bulb Base for Farmhouse Dining Room Living Room Bedroom Study Kitchen

Do It Yourself

Instead of hiring professionals you can take a hand at doing it yourself. This makes your only expense what you spend on the material. If you’re handy and you choose remodel projects that are fairly simple to do this is a way to stay under budget or within budget.

If you’re spending zero on labor costs it will make it easier to not skimp on quality as the Kitchen Shack says. You will be able to make sure you pick quality material for your new kitchen.

New Appliance

A simple budget-friendly change is changing out one major appliance or a couple of appliances you keep on the counter. You can go for a new refrigerator that’s a different color than what you currently have or you can buy a new coffee maker, teapot, or toaster oven. The new counters appliances can all have a fun color to make your kitchen pop.

Cuisinart DCC-1150BKFR 10 Cup Thermal Coffee Maker, Black (Renewed)

Have Fun!

Now that you have a few budget-friendly ideas for your kitchen makeover go have fun doing it. As you can see you can feel like you have a whole new kitchen with just these few simple creative ways mentioned above.

Are you looking at revamping other areas of your home? Check out our post with 5 updates that can change the whole look of your home.