Has your kitchen seen better days?

Remodeling your entire kitchen sounds intimidating and costly. But do you really need new appliances, countertops, and floors to make your kitchen sparkle again? The answer is no. There are so many ways to give your kitchen a facelift without a total renovation.

Here are some top tips for an affordable kitchen update.

1.Lighting. Many kitchens have so much potential but are left sitting in the dark…literally. Adding some extra lights, whether that means removing the curtains or adding a spotlight, can make a huge difference. While you’re at it, check out some of the LED and solar-powered options. These can be just as effective as regular lights but will save you money while being environmentally friendly. 

2. Backsplash. The most gorgeous kitchens all have one thing in common-an equally as gorgeous backsplash. Even certain premade versions from Home Depot or Menards will create an entirely new look. This is a fairly inexpensive way to dress up your kitchen while keeping your walls nice and clean.

3. Cabinets. No, don’t run out and replace your dated wooden doors immediately. You can give your kitchen a dramatic update by simply staining or painting your existing cabinets. Simply sand the doors and give them a fresh coat of your choosing. You can paint them white for an open farmhouse feel, or go for a dark stain for a more modern look-either way, you’ll be saving a ton of money and your kitchen will thank you.

And our favorite kitchen update for someone on a budget?

4. Hardware. The one thing that is easy to do and will not break the bank is updating your hardware”, says Mindi Kessenich, a real estate agent in Madison, WI. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference this little update will make. With the number of styles and finishes these days, it is easy to find something will match your current kitchen. As for Mindi’s current favorites? “Black and gold.”

There you have it, the EXIT Realty HGM way to an affordable kitchen update. With these simple tips, your kitchen will look brand new without spending a fortune.

What’s your top tip for giving your kitchen some love? Comment below or share it with us on Facebook!

Featured Realtor 

Mindi Kessenich

Licensed Wisconsin REALTOR®

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