Secrets of Kitchen Renovation on a Tight Budget
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Published by TOP4 Team
With many years of experience in renovations, this fact will surely give you the big impact in renovating: knowing that money is not the key in a renovator's pack but knowing how to stretch every dollar as far as possible.
For those who are looking to give their property a quick dazzling makeover, here are some simple ways to get the outcome fast — and the best part of it is, most of them can be undertaken by a competent DIYer.
1. Transform Using a Coat of Paint
There's no more desirable way to get an instant transformation with a coat of paint. And it is not just about traditional paint on plaster walls and timber trims.
Paint can cover a whole raft of sins, from dated tiles, dowdy timber panelling or discoloured basins and baths. You just need to make sure you get the professional painter required for the task to get the job done.
2. Upgrade the Flooring
Today's floor designs are impressive, durable and cheap. Stick-on vinyl flooring or vinyl flooring or vinyl tiles is a simple and versatile solution that you run straight over solid existing floors. It can also be used in damp areas, making it suitable for bathrooms. Another economical flooring is laminate floorboards.
Kitchens can be highly expensive to renovate — or you can take some excellent shortcuts. If the cabinets are in good shape, just change the cupboard fronts and drawer for a half of the price of putting in a new kitchen.
And if the laminate benchtops are looking a little shabby, just resurface them with amazing products called countertops. It gives a granite-like finish that looks exceptionally authentic.
4. Renew the Lighting
Places like Ikea and Bunnings provides a wide range of creative and affordable lighting solutions, so there's no excuse to settle for untidy or old fashioned lighting.
Pendant lights over your kitchen island bench can put a bit of show to an otherwise dull space. Just be sure to get an electrician to replace the lights for you as it's illegal to DIY any electricals.
5. Address the Details
You'll be surprised how much of a difference it can give to change seemingly minor things like light switches, powerpoint covers, tapware and handles.
None are costly in themselves, however together, they'll truly modernise a property and lift it to the next level. A sole trip to the handyman shop, a couple of hundred dollars and a couple of hours on the tools will have you reaching for the sparkly when you see the results.