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Brand New Look ~ Decorating Kitchen

Updated on October 1, 2011



The kitchen is the heart of the home. It is important that your kitchen has a warm cozy feel. At the same time it has to be very functional and organized.

When you are trying to come up with kitchen remodeling ideas, you may find yourself struggling to make changes.

Visualizing changes in your kitchen isn't always easy, and can limit your ability to decide which differences you can make.

There are plenty of ideas and things you can do to change the way to remodel your kitchen.

One inexpensive way to update your kitchen on a budget is to use paint. Fresh paint goes a long way in making a kitchen look newer.

Adding a new coat of paint to the cabinets and a new counter top with fixtures will make your cabinets look new again.

The best way to get great kitchen remodeling ideas, is to figure out how much room you have to work with. That means to measure your kitchen to get an idea of how many square feet the area contains.

For starters, you will want to measure both the length and width of the room for the amount of square footage.

Then you will multiply both numbers and it will give you a rough estimate of the amount of square feet for the room.

This is a very useful procedure in estimating which new appliances will fit, as well as figuring out how much it would cost to redo the floor of the area.



When remodeling a kitchen, the biggest investment should be your appliances.

There are lots of brands of appliances, such as AEG Appliances, Amana Appliances and many more which makes it hard to know which appliance to select.

Be sure to consult with a qualified appliance showroom and not your local hardware store.

There are hundreds of appliance manufactures available. Some appliances are bought at Appliances Direct or Appliance Online.

It would be impossible to list them all, so try to help keep things simple.

By browsing stores like Sears or Best Buy you can get a look at a variety of different types of stoves and refrigerators. This is how you can see what is out there, and really get your kitchen working to see what could change your home for the better.

As long as you have done your measuring you will be able to determine which appliances will work, so that you can better design your kitchen right from the ground up.

The manufactures are mostly American appliance companies from low-end to high-end.

Amana appliances are considered a low-end brand which has great quality and good style, but may lack some of the features of its higher-end manufacturers.



Antiqued cabinets will give your kitchen a warm lived in look as well as make the room feel more relaxed and comfortable.

There are 2 methods you can use to antique your kitchen cabinets, staining and distressing. You can use them alone, or combine them for and old world charm-look in your kitchen.

Whether a part of the antique decor or not, antique cabinets can be used to give a distinctive look to your kitchen, setting it apart from all other styles.

There is no lack of styles, when it comes to decorating your kitchen with antique cabinets, especially with so many options available in the market.



The key to learning how to remodel a kitchen on a budget is learning to prioritize the changes you'll make.

Since it will be difficult to make all your changes at once, you should take your time and list each change that is most important to you.

If more cabinet space is required, you should set aside extra money for new cabinetry before purchasing a refrigerator. If you have a range that needs to be replaced, extra money has to be set aside to replace it at a later time. Don't overspend and go over your required budget.

Learning how to remodel a kitchen on a budget means learning to identify what's most important to change.

There is no requuirement to spend a lot of money on the kitchen cabinets. it is advisable to make the existing ones look antique and worn down.

The task is easy and the cost is minimal.



As long as you keep a creative mind and DO NOT take on too much remodeling at once, you will quickly figure out a successful plan on how to remodel a kitchen on an affordable budget.


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    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX


      Thanks for your comment on the kitchen being the heart of the home. I totally agree. A makeover of any sort is much needed in the home. Thanks for sharing your wonderful hubpages and your dynamic poems.

    • Truckstop Sally profile image

      Truckstop Sally 

      7 years ago

      I totally agree that the kitchen is the heart of the home! Thanks for the info!

    • Cheryl J. profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl J. 

      7 years ago from Houston, TX


      Thanks for the comment on my hubpage decorating kitchen. There are so many affordable ways to re-do the entire house. I agree prioritizing is the key to staying within a budget.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I like your advice about doing the kitchen remodeling a step at a time if the budget does not allow a total re-do at one time. One definitely should prioritize and take the entire budget into consideration. This applies to every room of the house as well as the kitchen.


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