A major midrange kitchen remodel averages $80,809. Many homeowners don't have that large of a budget. Even with limited funds, you can still refresh your kitchen with these budget kitchen remodeling ideas.
Limit Major Projects
Choose one or two major focal points for the remodel and scale back in other areas. You might add a decorative range hood or install high-end countertops. You still get a major visual impact on a budget.
Handle the Work Yourself
You don't want to tackle electrical or plumbing work yourself, but many kitchen remodeling tasks, such as painting, are DIY-friendly. If you hire a contractor to do most of the work, you can handle the demo and cleanup to save on labor.
Work With What You Have
Refinishing existing items is often much cheaper than replacing them. Painting, staining, or refacing cabinets costs significantly less than installing new cabinetry. Working with the existing layout saves money because you don't have to hire a plumber to reroute the pipes.
Choose Budget-Friendly Materials
Look for budget-friendly alternatives to your favorite materials. Instead of expensive marble or quartz countertops, choose laminate that looks like those higher-end materials. If hardwood floors are out of your budget, find a high-end laminate alternative.
Save on Appliances
New kitchen appliances can get pricey. Look for floor models, scratch-and-dent appliances, or refurbished options. Specialty finish colors can add to the appliance cost, so compare the pricing and choose a cheaper finish if you order new kitchen appliances.