Not only is an outdated kitchen aesthetically unpleasing, but it can also make cooing a real chore. But kitchen remodeling projects usually come with a big price tag.
Angie Hicks of Angie's List says, "Your kitchen is the heart of your home. The great news is you can get a good return on your investment when you remodel your kitchen. You can see up to an 85 percent return on your investment on a good remodel job."
There are some ways homeowners can update their kitchens without breaking the bank.
Hicks says, "Remodeling your kitchen can seem overwhelming, but you can do little things on a budget that can update the kitchen without breaking your wallet. Doing things like replacing the sink and the faucet, depending on the type/materials you use, you can do that for $150, or alternatively, replacing your countertops for around $500"
Instead of buying new, try re-facing your kitchen cabinets and shelves. Kevin Jones is a Contractor. He explains, "This was a honey oak kitchen cabinet. The customer wanted to update it. So, what we have done is taken if from a honey oak and went to a white. It's still giving them the quality of the wood cabinets that they have had, but changing the color from a honey oak to a white, which makes it look a lot more modern."
Installing new lighting can make your kitchen look larger. And adding a trash compactor can make your clean-up easier. Finally, just adding a few new appliances can make your kitchen appear much more modern.