Imagine you have just received a letter in the mail telling you that a long lost relative has left you $2,500 in their will. As it was totally unexpected, also imagine that you are able to spend it on your home. And suppose you have a kitchen that would not make the pages of House Beautiful and are longing for a more updated, stylish room- one that would make you smile every time you entered it. How would you spend that $2,500? This is one of my favorite games to play! Here are three options I would suggest to give your kitchen a big style boost for not a huge investment. Considering the fact that the average kitchen renovation today costs In excess of $20,000, these changes for $2,500 are a great investment!
- Paint your cabinets and change the hardware $1,000.00
- New Lighting ( 2 pendants and chandelier) 1,500.00
I would choose an interesting color for the base cabinets. I am loving navy or green these days. I would paint the uppers white or cream. And I would select natural brass pulls with lighting that coordinates.
Here are a few examples:
- Replace countertop $2,000.00
- Replace Sink 500.00
In this price range, good options for new countertops would be a standard quartz or a black absolute or impala granite. I like to get the granite honed. Shop around. Sometimes you can get a great deal on a slab that the dealer wants to unload. Go with a single large bowl stainless sink of the highest grade you can afford. It makes a difference- trust me.
- Add a backsplash $2,000.00
- Paint walls 500.00
Backsplashes can make a big difference are the finishing touch for your kitchen. Here are some ideas for backsplashes that I am really loving right now:
I love unexpected color on the walls in a kitchen, assuming, of course that you don't have a completely open floor plan! If your room is open to the living area on one side, consider painting one wall in a different color. Here are a few suggestions:
Which option would you choose?