Most of us have heard of shows like “This Old House” or “House Flippers” where it seems like the person doing a remodeling job has a ludicrous amount of money to spend. Well, I’m sorry most of us as Americans don’t have $10,000 to spend on our kitchens.

However, we might have a spouse who wants to update the kitchen, and we might be in agreement with them that we want a change, but without breaking the bank. So today, we will go over the ways you can remodel your kitchen without breaking the bank. Let’s get started!

Things You Can Easily Change In Your Kitchen

Here are some of the easiest items to give your kitchen a new look and feel without going overboard on the prices:

Sinks and Appliances

Sinks are one of the easiest items to replace in your kitchen. It’s not that hard to find a marble, heavy glass, or copper vessel sink that can give your kitchen a new sophisticated feel. This can be true with appliances as well, and most of the time you can get these on installments from large department stores. Having a new refrigerator or stainless steel oven that has multiple options can do wonders for the kitchen.


You may be getting sick of looking at your cabinets as you may want to change the color lighter or darker. All this requires is you buying some primer and a new coat of paint that you would like. It’s a good idea to go to your local paint store and explore different colors. It’s not that hard to replace the handles of these cabinets either.


You may have a back splash that’s tile, or you may have just a plain wall. You can easily add a colorful backsplash to your kitchen that is relatively inexpensive. Stores like Lowes have a variety of options where you can add backsplashes to your kitchen on any budget.


You have a few inexpensive options when it comes to your countertops. If your countertops are plain, you can buy a do it yourself kit that refinishes your countertop a different color and style for less than $200. If you aren’t sure if you would like to change your countertops or not why not use dense finishing paper. This acts like a laminate and is easy to clean and can give you a variety of styles and colors all while costing typically under $100. If you have tile counters, you can always replace them with a solid finish as there are many options for compressed woods or granite countertops that are very affordable.


You may have carpeting, tiles, or linoleum that needs to be replaced. Putting new flooring is very affordable these days. If you’ve always wanted wood flooring, thanks to click to lock wooden flooring is an easy available option that runs typically around $10 per square foot. If you want wooden floors, but the $10 a square foot is too much you might want to think about the new styles of linoleum that offer the wood floor options in a variety of colors as well as stone and marble options priced around $2 a square foot.


As we’ve seen today you don’t have to break the bank to remodel your kitchen. If you have a modest budget and slowly change your kitchen, then you have this option to do so. However, if you want to do a total remodel, you should sit down and plan out what you want to change. So what will you change in your kitchen?