Is Your Kitchen Depressed? (How To Update Your Kitchen Without Killing Your Budget)

Introduction:

Does your kitchen need a make over? You don't have to cope with the depression of you kitchen. Affordable updates can be made without stressing out your bank account.

Check out these helpful tips to restoring your kitchen.

Update Your Outdated Kitchen

Is your kitchen depressed? An outdated kitchen can be disheartening to look at. The thought of updating this space could be equally depressing especially if your on a budget. However updating your depressed kitchen can be cheaper than you think, by following these simple steps you can transform your kitchen without killing your bank account.

Step One: Access The Situation

Take time to look over your kitchen. Most likely the cabinets should be addressed. Kitchen cabinets are the most striking feature in your kitchen. Updating your kitchen cabinets will make a big difference. Fine cabinetry can be obtained quick and easy without killing your budget.

Find an affordable painter if your having trouble deciding on what color to paint your cabinets. Find a painter that is enthusiastic about updating your kitchen. We all dream about having a talented painter from HGTV show up transform the space into our dream kitchen. However if you are on a budget there are some local painters in your area that can transform your kitchen into a masterpiece as well. Start your search on sites such as, Find The Company orAngie's list. However if you are a skilled painter and prefer to paint your cabinets on your own, purchase the color you desire and start working on your dream kitchen.

My search for a painter lead me to Dave, owner of M.AD. Masters At Decorating located in Arizona. Dave was passionate about turning my kitchen into a masterpiece!

Step Two Paint The Cabinets

Dave suggested that I paint the kitchen cabinet a dark brown or Café Espresso using the BEHR Premium paint; to give the kitchen a more modern feel. Dave ended up painting the cabinets Wild Raisin, which is a combination of dark brown mixed with light red, giving off a cherry wood tone.

Choose A Rich Dark Color To Obtain A Modern Appearance

Source: Picture by José of M.A.D. Masters At Decorating
Source: Picture by José of M.A.D. Masters At Decorating | Source

How To Paint Your Cabinets.

Painting Your Kitchen Cabinets can be a meticulous. So you may want to leave it up to the experts. Or if you are a perfectionist and prefer to take on the task of painting your kitchen cabinets by yourself, the following steps are listed below.

  • Step 1: Clean the Cabinets
  • Step 2: Apply the Primer-Sealer
  • Step 3: Apply the Paint
  • Step 4: Paint the Cabinet Base
  • Step 5: Apply Color-Glazing (Optional)
  • Step 6: Remove Excess Pigment

Kitchen Cabinets Complete

To obtain a rich color Dave and his co-worker José used 3 coats of paint. Source: Pictures By José M.A.D. Masters At Decorating
To obtain a rich color Dave and his co-worker José used 3 coats of paint. Source: Pictures By José M.A.D. Masters At Decorating | Source

Beautiful Affordable Cabinets!

Thanks to Dave a perfectionist with taste and his skillful co-worker José , my once dull cabinets are now updated.

Beautiful professionally painted cabinets priced at ($500.00) Newly installed cabinets are normally priced anywhere from $1,000 and up.

Step Number Three Accessorize Your Kitchen.

Now that the tuff part is over, it's time to accessorize your kitchen. Update your kitchen with beautiful lighting. Save money by converting an outdoor décor piece into a hanging glass rack. This décor piece may be found at any garden shop ranging anywhere from $9.00 to $30.00. The glasses can be found for $7.00 a piece at Peir 1 or practically any store that sales glassware. Visit your local home Depot to purchase the chains at the desired length of your choice, the mounting hooks and attachment chain hooks, which come in a variety of colors all together priced at $10.00.

Convert Your Garden Décor Into A Hanging Glass Masterpiece

Hanging Garden Décor
Hanging Garden Décor | Source
Find The Perfect Chandelier To Shine Down On Your New Kitchen.
Find The Perfect Chandelier To Shine Down On Your New Kitchen. | Source

Accessorize The Kitchen Cabinets

Accessorize The  Kitchen Cabinets
Accessorize The Kitchen Cabinets | Source

A Beautiful Chandelier Of your Choice Adds A Nice Touch.

For those of you who enjoy dumpster diving, Search for a chandelier to help light up your kitchen. You may purchase a chandelier for $175.00 and up. Or look for garage sales or visit Goodwill you may be able to find the perfect chandelier for $20.00 or less.

After! A New And Improved Kitchen Under $1,000 A Grand Total Of $700.00

After! A New And Improved Kitchen Under $1,000 A Grand Total Of $700.00
After! A New And Improved Kitchen Under $1,000 A Grand Total Of $700.00 | Source

If You Decide to Update Your Kitchen With Brand New Appliances The Cost Will Vary

If You Decide to Update Your Kitchen With Brand New Appliances The Cost Will Vary
If You Decide to Update Your Kitchen With Brand New Appliances The Cost Will Vary | Source

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CraftytotheCore 2 years ago

What a gorgeous kitchen makeover! I love this idea. I just did our bathroom in a similar way, by painting the vanity. It changed the entire look and feels so refreshed. I like to watch the home channel. I get so many ideas from there.


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swilliams 2 years ago from Arizona Author

Hi CraftytothecCore! I need to redo my bathroom too. I'm glad you liked the kitchen makeover! Thank you so much for stopping by!

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