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 Posted on October 12, 2020  |  6 minutes  |  1257 words

4 Budget Friendly Remodeling Ideas

The housing market has seen a positive change due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. A surprisingly adverse outcome occurred when middle and upper-income housing prices were appreciated by 5% this quarter. As a result of increased home values combined with high unemployment, a large number of homeowners are opting to list their homes on the market in the hopes of getting a maximum return on their investment. And, with interest rates at an all-time low, a perfect storm has resulted in potential new homeowners entering the market…

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Cheap Remodeling and Renovation

Not only is home resale up ticking, but with the travel bans that have been instated both state-wide and internationally, there is less travel and many Americans are sheltering in place, with people working from home now more than ever before. With all those hours at home rather than the office, homeowners are turning a critical eye on what are the benefits of kitchen remodeling but with one important catch. Higgins for the New York Times stated, “…they find ways to improve their homes without breaking the bank.” (Higgins).

Whether you are upgrading in the hopes of placing your home on the market or simply just looking for a much-needed refresh, a good place to start is with the heart of the home - the kitchen. The kitchen is now more than just a place for the family dinner or a quick snack. It’s doubling up as a home office or classroom in some cases so we are finding ourselves spending a lot more time there.

It makes sense that many homeowners are turning their attention to what can be done to improve the kitchen. However, the only issue is that kitchen remodels can be very expensive. With a tight or limited budget top-of-mind, we’ve sourced a multitude of creative ways to remodel or upgrade your kitchen remodel on a budget.

Choosing Color

  1. Paint Your Kitchen a New Color

Cabinet Molding

  1. Create a Custom Cabinet Look

  1. Don’t Move Major Appliances Around

Use Your Space Wisely

Any of these remodeling tips will boost the resale value of your home or make time spent there more pleasant during the Covid lockdown. Painting cabinets and adding decorative molding gives your kitchen a new element. Not moving around large appliances like the kitchen sink will reduce your renovation costs and keep overhead costs down. Finally, consider finding creative ways to repurpose your space without spending a dime.

Whether your kitchen is near perfect to the dream space you imagined, or it’s just broken beyond repair, our 5 tips respond how to remodel a kitchen on a tight budget. Was this article helpful? Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments and chat with us about our favorite topic, kitchens, and home improvement!


Mann, Leslie. “Cheap Yet Chic Updates.” Chicago Tribune, 23 May 2010, pp. 7–7.

“Stretching the Budget For Kitchen Remodeling.” Pittsburgh Post - Gazette, 30 Sept. 2016, p. B.3,

CTW Features, Dawn Klingensmith. “How to keep project costs to a minimum.” Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), WEB ed., sec. Real Estate, 10 Aug. 2019, p. 0. NewsBank: Chicago News Sources, p=NewsBank&docref=news/175465E951550EB8. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

Higgins, Michelle. “Seven Ways to Save on Your Kitchen Renovation.” New York Times, 13 Aug. 2017, p. RE.6. Proquest, budget kitchen remodel.

Cahill, Mike. “Expert Tips to Make the Most of a Tiny Kitchen.” 12 Oct. 2020, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

Schaub, Cahrlyne Varkonyi. “Kitchen Updates on a Tight Budget.” Chicago Tribune, 25 June 2004, p. 3. Proquest, budget kitchen remodel.

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