The family kitchen is one room in the home where most people would love to see a facelift take place. And because of modern materials, and online lessons that teach important remodeling skills, many homes can now get a new look for that old kitchen with ease and within budget. Here are a few ways that you can give your kitchen a facelift without breaking the bank.
Changing out those old counter-tops with newer ones made of modern materials is always a good place to start. Counter-tops take a lot of abuse over the years and it is not uncommon for them to show their age. You can find counter-tops today that are made of high-quality laminates that are easy to clean, tough as nails, very affordable. Add a nifty back-splash and you have gone a long way in giving your kitchen a brand new look.
Another fairly easy remodel job is to change out that old flooring, especially if you have old vinyl flooring that simply will not come clean anymore no matter how hard you scrub. New flooring materials are available in a ton of styles, colors, materials, and price ranges. Sheet flooring is affordable to have installed by professionals it can last for decades. Of course, there are other options as well including hardwood and ceramic tiles.
Another affordable way to get a new look for that old kitchen is to change out the lighting. Modern track lighting is easy to find these days both online and offline. It is fairly simple to install and it can give the entire kitchen a truly new and unique look. You may prefer recessed lighting or a combination of different types of lights. The choice is up to you, but one thing is sure, new lighting is certain to bring new attention to your kitchen.
Not everyone can afford new appliances, but you may be able to buy one or two new appliances that will showcase your new kitchen. A new stove with an above range oven or microwave may be just what you need to set all of your other changes off. To keep costs down, try to match sizes of new appliances with sizes of old ones. This keeps you from having to move or change out your cabinets to get the new appliance into place.
Lastly, for a wonderful new look to that old kitchen consider painting or staining your old cabinets. Replacing cabinets with new ones can be very expensive, but with a new coat of paint, you can totally change the look and feel of your cabinets without having to buy new ones. Consider bold colors or adding decorative details to give your cabinets even more zing. You can replace the hardware (pulls, plates, knobs) for just a little money, and this, too, will give you a different look at a low cost.
These are just a few ideas that you can use to give your kitchen a facelift. There are many other things you can do as well and one way to get some great ideas is to simply look around the internet to see what others are doing. Why not start planning now for a new look?