Up next in Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling (10 videos)
Spruce up your kitchen and bathroom with the easy and affordable renovation ideas in these videos.
You Will Need
- Stainless steel contact paper
- New appliance doors
- Faux granite
- Cabinet refinishing or refacing
- High-end kitchen hardware
- Vinyl flooring
- A new faucet and sink
Paint the kitchen
Add a fresh coat of paint; it immediately brightens any room.
Get the look of stainless steel on contact
Get the look of high-end appliances by covering them with stainless steel contact paper. Or, get a mishmash of appliances to match by ordering new doors or panels for some of them.
Get a “granite” counter
If you’re still scrubbing Formica, install a faux granite counter for a fraction of the price of the real thing.
Give cabinets a facelift
Give old cabinets a facelift by sanding them down and then refinishing or painting them. Or have them refaced – the cabinet boxes stay but new doors are put on. If your cabinets are in decent shape, just slap on some high-end hardware, like brushed nickel knobs or drawer pulls.
Replace an old floor with a vinyl one, which is less expensive than ceramic tile but can look just as pricey.
Install a new sink
Consider installing a new sink—it’s a relatively inexpensive renovation that will perk up your entire kitchen. Or just invest in a new faucet.