Easy, Affordable Do-It-Yourself Kitchen Makeovers

Kitchen makeovers are all the rage right now and if you have been considering giving your kitchen a facelift, it might be worth knowing your budget. A kitchen upgrade can be one of the more expensive renovation projects you can tackle, but by doing it yourself you can easily eliminate some of the expenses and keep the project within your budget.

There are actually many ways you can save money on a do-it-yourself kitchen makeover. One of the most cost effective solutions is refacing or repainting your kitchen doors rather than outright replacing them. The first thought that comes to mind for many homeowners when considering a kitchen makeover is the cost involved in replacing all of their kitchen cupboards. There is no doubt that it can be exorbitantly expensive to demo your existing cupboards and replace them; especially if you require custom cabinets. Rather than go to that much effort and expense, the better option is to simply give your existing cabinets a new lease of life.

This can be particularly appropriate if your existing kitchen cupboards are structurally sound and functional, but they are just old and tired and have seen the wear and tear of many years. Choose a new colour, make them shiny again, sand them back and re-stain and revarnish. The choices available to you are many and varied, all with outstanding results and a brand new look.

Suppose the doors on your existing cabinets are not in the best shape? Even if that happens to be the case, as long as the structure of the cabinets is sound, you can still save time and money by having the structure repainted and then installing new cupboard doors to match. Installing new hardware is another inexpensive way to give your existing kitchen cupboards a fresh new look.

Keep in mind while planning your kitchen makeover,that you will need to allow ample time for your cupboards to be repainted. On average, you should allow at least twenty hours for the entire project. This will allow plenty of time to dissemble the cabinets and prep them before they are painted.

Whether you simply want to enjoy the look of a new kitchen or you are considering selling your home and need a fresher look to your kitchen to give your home a competitive selling edge, repainting your kitchen cupboard doors is a time-saving and money-saving solution. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, you will save money when you compare the cost to a complete kitchen renovation.

Overall, a kitchen makeover is a great way to make your home more enjoyable and boost your property value. Repainting your kitchen cupboards rather than replacing them offers big returns for a small investment.

By Laura