Our Kitchen Remodel For Under $2,000
Nothing strains the eyes, and the soul, like a dingy, out-dated kitchen. As one, if not, the favorite rooms in any home, an updated kitchen can completely transform life at home. Unfortunately, the average cost of a major kitchen remodel ranges from $10,000 to $20,000. Uff-da.
In addition to breaking the bank, these large-scale remodels alsp typically fail to see a return at resale. Lovers of kitchen remodels ourselves, we are here to shed light on how you can revamp your kitchen for under $2,000.
- Cabinets & Drawers – $500
It’s amazing what some paint and hardware upgrades can do to completely transform the look and feel of your kitchen. Complete cabinet replacement is overambitious and totally unnecessary. Not only are color and outdated hardware the main culprits in unattractive cabinetry, but we think getting rid of perfectly good cabinetry should be illegal.
Depending on your kitchen’s paint color and backsplash, we recommend taking a white or dark gray approach to your new cabinetry color. These colors not only give your kitchen a modern, clean look, but they allow you the freedom to decorate your kitchen as you please.
Lastly, replace all outdated hardware. Keeping old hardware on new paint is akin to putting a new engine into an old, rusty car. The average kitchen can be refit with hardware for as little as $150.
- Backsplash – $200
As one of the most popular kitchen updates over the past few years, backsplash is not only eliminating the need for new paint or wallpaper, it is also highlighting cooking areas as the premier spot in their kitchens.
For as little as $2 per square foot, you can adorn your kitchen with both functional and fashionable backsplash. From subway tile to peel-and-stick, DIY backsplash will not only give your kitchen some much needed character, it will also give you the opportunity to learn a new skill.
For inspiration, check out Epicurious’ 7 DIY Kitchen Backsplash Ideas Blog.
- Concrete Countertops – $100
While granite and marble countertops have made their way into nearly every kitchen, a new up-and-comer in the countertop game is making a name for itself – concrete. Attractive, easy-to-do, and extremely affordable, concrete overlay is a perfect addition to your kitchen remodel.
For material and instructions, check out this very popular DIY Vanity Makeover: Concrete Overlay tutorial.
- Farm Sink and Faucet – $500 (sink, faucet, and installation)
There isn’t much to be said here, but simply replacing your old sink and faucet with a brand new farm sink and updated faucet can make a huge impact on the look and feel of your kitchen.
Farm sinks lend a vintage, classic look to your kitchen, as well as dramatically increasing the amount of space to clean your dishes. No more frustrating messes while cleaning up after dinner. Compliment your farm sink with brand new stainless steel or brass faucet. These will work in harmony to maintain that vintage, classic look.
- Under-cabinet Lighting – $10/foot
Under-cabinet lighting is a very low-cost way to add ambience and a calming vibe to your kitchen. Using inexpensive, easy-to-install LED light strips, you can completely transform the feel of your kitchen. If you are feeling extra ambitious, you can add strips to the top of your cabinets, as well as inside. This is your time to create whatever mood you and your family will enjoy.
Remodeling your kitchen is something that will not only allow you to learn some new skills and give you something fun to do, it will also transform your kitchen into a completely new room. For under $2,000, make your kitchen a place where you and your family love to be.