Kitchen Remodel On A Budget

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget

After remodeling your bathroom, you may become so addicted that you’re looking for a complete overhaul of your home. Completely understandable! However, it’s quite possible you run into some budget issues along the way. On average, homeowners spend between $12,000 to $33,000 on kitchen remodels. How can you renovate your kitchen on a budget?


Applying fresh coats of pain is a great way to update the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank. It is worth noting that bright colors can quickly become dated. Perhaps consider a bolder neutral color if you do not plan to paint again for a few years.

Custom Cabinets Are Not Necessary

Many cabinets that are pre-manufactured are significantly less expensive, while offering the same functionality. The options for pre-manufactured cabinets have increased drastically, as there are now many styles and colors to choose from.

If you are not looking to replace your cabinets, considering refinishing or refacing the cabinets you already have in place. You can also replace the hardware on your cabinets, including the hinges, knobs and drawer pulls. Just changing the outward appearance of your cabinets can go a long way toward updating the appearance of your kitchen without breaking the bank.

Replace Your Flooring

Replacing your flooring is an easy way to modernize your kitchen, and there are cheaper options to do so. Laminate flooring is easy to install and is much cheaper than hardwood flooring. It should also have a longer lifespan than hardwood flooring, making it a more worthwhile investment. It is also stain-resistant, making for easy cleanup, and comes in a wide variety of styles and designs.


You can update overhead lighting fixtures in your kitchen while remodeling on a budget. An easy change, swapping your overhead lighting can go a long way toward changing your kitchen’s appearance. You can also consider adding under-cabinet lighting or pendant lights to update your kitchen’s appearance.

When replacing your lights, try to use LED lighting when possible, which will increase your energy efficiency. You should see savings on your utility bill as a result.

Secondhand Appliances

There is nothing wrong with using appliances that are gently used, or a prior year’s model. Appliances that have been slightly dinged, dented, or scratched can be easily repaired. Just like your cabinets, you can also replace the knobs, door handles, and other hardware on your appliances to change their appearance.

Let Cardigan Work With You Today

At Cardigan, we can work with you to bring the vision for your new kitchen to life. Give us a call today at (410) 451-9340 and set up your Showroom Appointment today. As a locally owned family business, we look forward to working with you on your dream remodel, no matter what your budget may be!