Tips On Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets on A Budget!

Use RTA Cabinets

If you decide to replace your cabinets, you can’t go wrong with RTA shaker style kitchen cabinets. RTA (ready-to-assemble) cabinets are cut to order and are shipped to you with all the hardware and instructions you need to put them together. As you bear the onus of assembly, you won’t have to pay for labor. Furthermore, shipping will be more affordable as the flat packs take up less space than full cabinets.

Choosing the shaker style look ensures that your cabinets won’t look dated in a few years. Many of the more ornate styles have fallen out of fashion and make your home look old and worn down. The simple edges of shaker cabinets are unassuming and versatile.

Replace the Doors

Another option for getting rid of dated cabinets is to replace the doors. If you have great, sturdy wood cabinets, there’s no need to tear them out. Instead, replace the doors with a more modern looking model. This approach can also save you thousands of dollars.

Keep in mind that you might need custom doors for odd-sized or shaped cabinets. If so, your costs could increase.

Tips On Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets On A Budget!

Replace Fixtures

It’s hard to believe that something so small can make such a big difference, but it’s true: replacing your fixtures can change the look of your kitchen. Remove old, grimy, outdated handles and knobs and replace them with something new and shiny. You can even use a metal-friendly paint to refinish the fixtures you have.

Install Extra Storage Options

Storage is often a point of contention when it comes to the kitchen. Rather than replacing all the cabinets or ordering custom cabinetry, you can install extra storage options yourself. 

It’s easy to put together DIY drawer organizers or to install trundles and removable shelves. Install hooks and shelves for extra storage and save big on replacing cabinets.

Tips On Remodeling Kitchen Cabinets On A Budget!

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Rather than replacing your cabinets, consider refurbishing them with a fresh coat of paint. Using a chalk paint adds a matte, vintage pop of color that’s easy to apply with minimal pre-work. All you need to do is take off the doors, clean and degrease, do a little light sanding, and apply some paint.

There are also gel stains that permeate finishes so that you don’t have to spend hours upon hours sanding. Keep in mind that your options may be limited based on the cabinet material.

Add Under Lighting

Changing the lighting can transform the atmosphere in your kitchen. Adding underlighting to your cabinets will look elegant and luxurious without breaking the bank. There are endless options, including:

  • ⬥LED strips
  • ⬥Fluorescent strips
  • ⬥Fluorescent tubes
  • ⬥String lights
  • ⬥Round bulbs

When choosing lighting for under your cabinets, consider opting for a warm, soft tone over harsh, bright lights. You can also install lights in glass-front cabinets for a designer-inspired look on a budget.

Be a Bargain Shopper

Regardless of the approach you take to remodeling your cabinets, do so with a budget in mind. Shop around and compare prices, giving yourself time to find the best possible deal. Consider buying repurposed fixtures or stock cabinetry rather than custom options.

You can save a lot of money by purchasing cabinets online, as these businesses don’t have the overhead costs of a brick and mortar store. Furthermore, you’ll have more options to choose from within your budget.

Handle Work Yourself

Labor is another significant cost in a remodeling project. Save money by handling as much of the work as possible by yourself. You can go online for free step-by-step tutorials and ask for help from handy friends. 

If you decide to replace your current cabinets, you could save money by handling the deconstruction yourself and paying a professional to hang the new cupboards. Hanging cabinets is a skilled task and not one that can be handled alone.

With these tips, you can remodel your kitchen cabinets while sticking to a budget. Give yourself time to plan and stick to the budget you’ve set.

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