3 Smart Ways To Plan A Cosmetic Kitchen Makeover . . . On A Shoestring Budget

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Hi, I'm Veronica, and welcome to my blog. I first realised my home was no longer suitable for us when I went to a friend's house for dinner and she finished cooking a whole hour quicker than I would have! My house was great when my husband and I were the only inhabitants, but it just didn't work for a family with three kids. Luckily, our next door neighbour, Toby, was a remodeling contractor. Toby taught us so much about home remodeling and eventually renovated most of the rooms in our house so they were fit for our family. I'm eternally grateful for the information Toby shared with me, so now I'm passing on the good deed by posting the advice here for you.


3 Smart Ways To Plan A Cosmetic Kitchen Makeover . . . On A Shoestring Budget

1 August 2017
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Living with an outdated kitchen and in desperate need of a remodel, but without the expensive price point? You're not the only one! With the average cost of a budget kitchen remodel costing between $10,000 and $22,000, you're probably wondering where to find the money, especially when you consider the high costs of living in Australia to begin with. Luckily, this guide aims to equip you with smart ways to plan a kitchen remodel . . . on a shoestring budget.

Give Cabinet Fronts A Makeover... Don't Buy New Cabinets

One of the best ways to overhaul the look of a timeworn kitchen is to replace the cabinets with sparkling new ones. But since your shoestring budget doesn't allow for this luxury, consider giving just the cabinet fronts a good makeover with a new coat of paint and some new hardware. Alternatively, you can even finish the cabinet fronts with melamine or veneer available at your local home improvement store — both of which can give your cabinets an improved look within a few hundreds of dollars. Alternatively, if you do have a little more to splurge, flat-pack kitchen cabinets will cost you around $2,800.

Replace The Existing Benchtop With Laminate

Another element that makes your kitchen look old and timeworn is the kitchen benchtop. With an abundance of materials on the market, it can be hard to make a decision. But when you're on a shoestring budget, you'll need to go with the least expensive and most durable option. Laminate benchtops are popular with budget-conscious renovators thanks to their low prices and range of design choices. Moreover, they are durable and can be relatively easy to maintain, as long as they don't come into direct contact with intense heat. Laminate benchtops will cost you between $120 and $350 per square metre, depending on the type of quality you choose.

Refresh Your Walls With A New Paint Coat

One of the easiest ways to refresh your kitchen's appearance is a fresh coat of paint, and it is also probably one of the least expensive projects to undertake. Assuming you've decided to leave this task to the professionals, you can expect to pay between $10 and $30 per square metre, including the walls and ceiling, based on two finishing coats and an undercoat. Apart from this, you'll only need to pay for the cost of materials, which can be fairly inexpensive, depending on the brand and type of paint you choose.  

A renovation for a timeworn kitchen doesn't have to cost you a chunk of money — as long as you only need cosmetic upgrades to your cooking space.