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Kitchen Remodel on a Budget

By: H. Iacobacci-Miller

Let's face it, the kitchen is where we spend a huge amount of our time each day. We either cook, eat with the family, even do homework in the kitchen. Kitchen decor is important whether you're a professional chef or a microwave commando.

Remodeling a kitchen can be costly and time consuming. For those of us who don't have the money for a complete overhaul, why not follow a few tips to help you make the most of your kitchen decor on any budget.

Paint: It cannot be said enough, paint is the best bang for your buck when it comes to remodeling or updating any decor in your house. You can opt for neutrals, bright and bold colors or faux painting techniques. One tip, high gloss works best for the kitchen. Not only can you re-paint your walls, you can re-paint unsightly cabinets as well.

Lighting: Try adding under cabinet lights to highlight your counters. Change out your fixtures for a big impact without breaking the bank.

Rugs: Add a large rug if you can't afford to redo an outdated linoleum flooring. You can create your own rug by painting on canvas and sealing with a high gloss sealer.

Hardware: Try changing out your door handles and pulls. You'll be amazed at the impact that the change will have.

Molding: If your cabinets are on the plain side, try sprucing them up with molding trim or add crown molding to your ceilings to create more interest.

While we would all love to be able to remodel certain rooms in our house, sometimes it's just not possible. It's ok to keep that dream in mind and in the meantime, follow some of the tips above to liven up your kitchen. If you have any tips or tricks for updating a kitchen on a budget, let us know!