Is your kitchen needing some renovation, but you don't have a ton of money to spend? Here are a few tips to help keep your costs down and still have a great kitchen renovation!
Pick a Focal Point - Pick a spot or two in your kitchen that will be the focal point. This is the area that will be invested in the most. If you have those spots looking their best, then if your budget gets too tight, you will have the most important things accomplished first.
Don't Update Unnecessarily - Make sure you have lived in your home long enough to know what is necessary to fix and what isn't. Stick to the needs and only add a few of the "wants" after the necessities are completed. You might find out after your kitchen is the way you like it, that something else in your home might need some touching up and having the extra money to use somewhere else may be nice.
Work With What You Have - Decide what elements you have currently that you like, and keep them. If you have a lovely view out the window where your sick is located, don't move the sink somewhere else! If your fridge area is the right size (and in the right place) work around that appliance when deciding what to renovate. The more you can work with and the less relocating, the more money in your pocket.
Leave Some Things Alone - Don't touch some of the older things in your home. This will give a nod to the history of the space as well as add character.
The key is to renovate your kitchen without replacing everything. Not only will your wallet be happy, but your home will be too!