8 Low-Cost Kitchen Design And Remodeling Ideas
The kitchen is one very important room in the home. A friend of mine actually calls it the ‘upper room’ it makes me laugh out loud whenever he says that. Are you not tired of the worrisome look of your kitchen? The kitchen room should be the best amongst other rooms because this is where all the cooking is being done. I think that should be a very good reason why anyone would want to go for a kitchen upgrade.
This article shall help to open your eyes and minds to ideas that really can put back your kitchen on track. Not only that, we shall also be looking at some of those simple kitchen items and how best to maintain them.
A SHORT TALE ON A KITCHEN UPDATE EXPERIENCE
I actually visited this friend of mine and saw he was looking worried so I asked what the problem was. He replied by saying “I am tired of complaints from everyone who visits my kitchen my girlfriend just left because of this kitchen”. He concluded by saying “I have finally decided to update my kitchen before it drives me mad”. I felt glad because this was something, I have tirelessly preached to him about.
To cut the story short he was having some sort of financial challenge as at that time. So I suggested he opts for low-cost kitchen designs which at first he refused. But after making him see reason, he later did agree.
My experience in designing kitchen at a low cost was able to get us started. So there wasn’t any need to looking for a professional who will end up taking lot of cash. We got started and rounded off in 2 weeks. Presently he is so grateful to friends and families for helping him take that bold step.
8 TIPS ON REMODELLING A KITCHEN ON LOW-COST
I have tried these tips on both myself and two of my other friends the result has been awesome. Ideas that have worked for more than two or more persons will also do the same for you. The only challenge here is that my method is a little DIY but there is nothing to be worried about. What is only required of you is to follow my steps and see the after result yourself. Here are the tips:
MOVE KITCHEN ITEMS OUT
There are some items that might be in a hidden position. Moving them all out can and should help in identifying those items that are in dire need of a change. The ones that won’t be changed can be properly washed or cleansed to remove stains and dirt.
REPAINT THE KITCHEN
As a result of not making a complete kitchen upgrades repainting with the same shade of paint previously used in the kitchen. The reason is to maintain a perfect color combination with other kitchen items.
DO SOME ONLINE ORDERING
I have come to realize that online ordering is far better and less expensive than the offline type. Take your time to make some online research for companies that sells some of the items that you would love to make a change on. This will save you a lot of time and money.
REMODEL THE KITCHEN CABINET
Always remember you working with a low budget so instead of removing all items look out of for paintable items. Painting items have a way of adding some newness to them. Like the kitchen cabinet glass which is a center of attraction in the kitchen. You can also replace the old Plexiglas sheets with a new one for additional beauty.
REMODEL THE KITCHEN WINDOWS
Operating a low-cost kitchen remodeling doesn’t mean all items should just be remodeled. Some can actually be replaced e.g. the kitchen windows. The kitchen windows can be replaced with a current type of glass windows e.g. Frosted glass windows, framed or frameless glass windows, etc.
HAVE A LARGE STORAGE SPACE
The kitchen is a place were a lot of cooking items ranging from the plate, pot cutleries and food items are kept. There will be a need for the kitchen to have enough storage space where this item can be stored. I would suggest you have two cabinets this will help to create more storage area in the kitchen.
MAKE AWAY WITH NEEDLESS ITEMS
You should know items that are needed in the kitchen room. The ones not needed shouldn’t be brought back in. It will give your kitchen a simple, neat and spacious look.
USE DECORATIVE ITEMS TO BEAUTIFY THE KITCHEN
The kitchen can be so attractive when decorated with good looking items like frames, wall paintings, and wall shaped mirrors.
SIMPLE ITEMS USED TO DESIGN THE KITCHEN
Going simple on designing your kitchen, there are simple items that can help to make the kitchen look awesomely beautiful. They are handy kitchen tools that make work easy and enjoyable. Some of these items are listed below:
- Cutting boards
- Measuring the spoon and cups
- Cookware and bakeware
- Storage containers
- Electric hand mixer
- Cabinets made of plexiglass sheets
HOW TO MAINTAIN KITCHEN ITEMS?
The kitchen shouldn’t be only about remodeling. It should also be about maintaining the new items so that there won’t be any upgrade happening anytime soon. Some of these ways to maintain kitchen items are:
- Regularly cleanse kitchen items so that they will remain clean and can last a bit longer.
- Always wash kitchen items immediately after use and keep them in a cool and dry place.
- Have all kitchen items placed in their various storage positions after use.
- Do also try cleaning your new frosted glass windows at least 2 or 3 times a week.
THE BOTTOM LINE
I will end by advising every one whether new or future homeowner to update their kitchen. Just make sure to base your remodeling on a low budget as stated. It is an experience that is worth trying.