3 Things To Do In Your Kitchen For $2,500

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!

 Option A:

  • 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:

Joanna Gaines

Joanna Gaines

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

J. Randall Powers

J. Randall Powers

Circa Lighting

Circa Lighting

Circa Lighting

Circa Lighting

School House Electric

School House Electric

Option B:

  • 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.

silestoneusa

silestoneusa

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Vigo

Vigo

Option C:

  • 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:

Jeffrey Court

Jeffrey Court

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Tom Scheerer

Tom Scheerer

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:

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Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Color similar to Benjamin Moore Eggplant

Color similar to Benjamin Moore Eggplant

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Which option would you choose?