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5 Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget

February 16th, 2023

Ready for a kitchen remodel? Kitchens are one the most commonly renovated spaces in a home, but the average remodel can run anywhere from $20,000 - $50,000. If you don’t have that kind of cash on hand for your kitchen remodel, this article is for you! Our team at Evergreen Home Buyers has compiled a list of 5 tips for remodeling your kitchen on a budget so you can get that updated look for less.

1. Identify Your Pain Points
To begin, you’re going to want to identify your pain points, or in other words, the area(s) in your kitchen you’re not willing to compromise on. For many of our customers, this would be things like the flooring, cabinets, or countertops, but it could also be things like the backsplash, wall color, or appliances. Either way, knowing what your non-negotiables are during the renovation is critical so you can decide when to compromise and when not to.

2. Keep the Same Layout
The biggest pro tip we can give you regarding kitchen renovations is that you should keep the same layout. Why? Well, re-arranging the layout will often require moving things like the plumbing or other important outlets, which can set you back hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars. Therefore, something we like to do in our own renovations to minimize costs is to keep the footprint the same but completely change the look and feel of the space.

3. Refresh Rather than Replace
As you begin your kitchen remodel, you may feel like you want to tear everything out and start fresh. That’s a great idea if you’re working with a significant budget, but for those of us wanting to do the reno in a cost-effective way, you’ll want to refresh rather than replace anything you can. So, this may involve adding a fresh coat of paint, updating the hardware, replacing your cabinet doors, or upcycling other existing features. The best part about this is it allows you to come up with creative solutions to overcome challenges and create your dream kitchen.

4. Add Inexpensive Lighting Solutions
Beyond replacing any outdated fixtures, another great idea to easily upgrade your kitchen is to add inexpensive lighting solutions. Whether you opt for an LED strip under the cabinets or add a battery-operated tap light in the pantry, these small additions can greatly impact the space. When considering where to add these additional lighting solutions, think about how you (or potential home buyers) will use the space and try to optimize your lighting with those scenarios in mind.

5. Staging the Space
Finally, one of the most important parts of a renovation is the finishing touches and staging the space to be homey and inviting. When staging a kitchen, we love to bring colors in with fresh fruits, vintage cookbooks, and ornate bowls, jars, and glassware, for example. You’ll also want to consider the textures present in the space when deciding what pieces to feature and which to stow away. Remember, you don’t need too many things displayed in your kitchen for it to have a significant impact on your guests or prospective home buyers.

Final Thoughts
Although kitchen renovations are one of the most common updates done in a home, they can still be extremely overwhelming if you lack the time or expertise needed to complete them properly. In our experience, we’ve seen many homeowners start the renovation process only to quit part way – or worse, never getting started in the first place! If this sounds like you, don’t worry, there is an alternative solution.

At Evergreen Home Buyers, we will purchase your home for cash AS IS, making the process entirely hands-off for you with no renovations, repairs, inspections, appraisals, or contingencies necessary. Plus, we can close in as little as two weeks! So, for a completely quick and painless way to sell your home for cash faster, visit today.

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