We just bought an older home and found the cheapest way to update a kitchen. I want to share this with you all because I am sure that I’m not the only project-aholic on a budget. While we were students renting apartments, I dreamed about owning my own home so that I could decorate it and remodel it as I pleased. Now that we finally bought our first home, we have spent a lot of our savings getting into it. Needless to say, extravagant remodels are not an option right now. Because my long awaited renovation projects now have a limited budget, I had to find the absolute cheapest way to update a kitchen. Here is what I did to give my kitchen a makeover on a budget.
The featured image above shows the “before” picture from the MLS listing before we bought it.
Below, you will see what a splash of paint, new hardware, removed TV hardware, and a new faucet did to update it once we moved in.
The Cheapest Way to Update A Kitchen ($200 Renovation)
Here are the four main projects that I did to get the cheapest way to update a kitchen.
- Paint Cabinets ($30)
- Cabinet Hardware ($40)
- Instant Granite ($85) I was provided with this product to give an honest review, sweet eh!? FREE for me, but worth every penny of $85 when you are on a tight budget!
- Faucet ($45)
I will eventually redo the backsplash when I find the supplies for cheap. My idea is to do a galvanized steel backsplash so that the entire thing can be a big magnet board. Anyone know where to get cheap steel?
I think the most impressive kitchen renovation was the Instant Granite. If you have never seen this, here are some pictures of the process.
It is basically a vinyl wrap. It looks pretty dang good for being a sticker! It took my husband and I about 4 hours to do with 2 kids and a dog running around. It was pretty easy for the most part, the hardest part about it was figuring out how to get the bubbles out. Here is a video to show you the technique for minimal bubbles.
What do you think? Can you tell that it is #instantgranite not real granite?