Kitchen Update on a Budget

On the East Coast, the kitchen isn’t just where the snacks are kept, it’s where everyone goes to catch up and share their stories with each other. When your guests arrive, you can be sure that this will be one of the first rooms they find themselves in. The cost of upgrades can be high, but you can get your kitchen guest-ready with these simple, budget-friendly updates! 

Paint Your Cabinets

If you want to give your kitchen a total refresh, but you don’t want to spend the money on new cabinets, giving them a fresh coat of paint is the perfect solution! Beyond Paint is a great option because of how user-friendly it is. This is the easiest way to paint your cabinets because this paint does not require any sanding or prep work, so it’s a great time-saving option! 

For these kitchen cabinets, we used the Beyond Paint colour “Navy.” The blue colour goes really well with the rose gold accents for the cabinet hardware. Beyond Paint comes in a variety of different colours, and it also comes in three different sizes perfect for all sorts of different projects. One large can of Beyond Paint will paint up to 48 cabinets! If you want to update your cabinets on a tight budget, giving them a fresh coat of paint is the perfect solution.  

Replace Your Cabinet Hardware

Changing your cabinet hardware is a great way to change up the style of your kitchen cabinets without breaking the bank. Switching out your hardware for something sleek and polished can give your cabinets a modern feel. You could even go for rubbed bronze hardware if you want your kitchen to have a more rustic look. New hardware is the perfect way to put the finishing touch on your newly painted cabinets! 

KENT offers a variety of different value packs of knobs and pulls, making it a cost-effective option. If you are looking to switch out a couple drawer pulls, we offer a large selection of different styles, colours, and finishes. On these cabinets, we used the American Diner 3" Pulls in brass to add a touch of elegance to this kitchen.

Install Peel and Stick Backsplash

To add the final touches to your kitchen, you can update your backsplash easily with peel and stick tiles. These tiles are so easy to install, all you need is a pair of scissors to cut them to the size you want. They look so much like real ceramic tiles, your guests won’t be able to tell the difference! 

These tiles come in a variety of designs that mimic the look of real tiles. Subway tiles, for example, have a timeless look that adds a classic style to your kitchen, and their glossy, glazed finish makes them easy to clean in time for your special guests. Don’t worry, if subway tiles aren’t your style, KENT has a large selection of peel and stick tiles to choose from to give your kitchen the makeover it deserves. 

If your guests are on their way, don’t worry! You can do a quick, budget-friendly kitchen remodel before they arrive. You can modernize your old kitchen cabinets with a coat of Beyond Paint, replace your cabinet hardware, and install some peel and stick subway tiles to have an eye-catching kitchen perfect for hosting your special guests. 

Are your bathroom and guest bedroom also in need of an update? Check out our guides to learn how to update them on a budget! 

Bathroom Update on a Budget
Guest Room Update on a Budget

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