Are you ready to renovate your kitchen but you’re not sure where to start? Kitchen renovations can seem overwhelming, especially when you’re on a tight budget. The key is not to over complicate things and to tackle your kitchen renovation in stages. For example, start with the walls, then the layout, then choose your kitchen flooring. Here are our top tips for your kitchen renovation on a budget.

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From Layouts to Kitchen Flooring

Our Top 5 Kitchen Renovation Tips

#1. Work With What You Have

When it comes to renovations, using what you already have will save you time, money, and effort. While you may be tempted to scrap everything about your kitchen and start fresh, working with the existing layout will not only save you expensive plumbing bills but will also give you a base to start with during the design process. 

#2. Freshen Up The Space

Never underestimate what a fresh coat of paint can do to your space. By adding a clean new colour to the walls you can set the tone for your brand new kitchen. Paint doesn’t have to just stay on the walls. If you have cabinets that are looking a bit scruffy or don’t suit your new colour palette, upcycle them instead of replacing them. Give them a good clean and either sand them down or apply some good quality primer, then paint. Replace the handles for an entirely new look.

#3. Change Up The Flooring

Flooring can make a massive difference in any space. You may be thinking that your only options for kitchen flooring are either too expensive or will look cheap. Think again. Vinyl and laminate flooring have come a long way, mimicking the look of real tile and hardwood floors seamlessly. They are also water-resistant and durable, which means that you can improve wet areas like kitchens and bathrooms for less.

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#4. DIY What You Can

If you’re not afraid to put in a little work, you might be surprised at how much you can actually DIY in your kitchen. Take kitchen flooring for example. With modern vinyl or laminate, you could likely manage the install yourself if you’re looking to cut costs. Even cabinetry installation can often be done yourself, depending on where you buy it from.

#5. Choose Your Statement Feature

There are some things in a kitchen that tie the whole room together. By saving money with the above tips, you can then spend on that statement feature that will complete your dream kitchen. This could be an intricate splashback, statement lighting, marble countertops, or a farmhouse sink. Choose something that is worth it to you and will increase the resale value of your home.

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