Budget Kitchen Makeover for Small Spaces

Budget Kitchen Makeover BeforeA kitchen makeover is one of the most overwhelming makeover projects that a homeowner can undertake. Even more so if you’re on a tight budget. Kitchen makeovers are expensive, messy, time consuming, and take one of the most important rooms out of commission for an unseemly amount of time.

So you may think.

But this budget kitchen makeover might (will) stun you.

Let’s start with the color. Once described as “band-aid and scrambled egg” color, this kitchen makeover started out with a (much needed) paint job that covered up the “scrambled egg” yellow walls with Devoe Paint’s gorgeous Oriental Ivory. And the “band-aid” brown was covered up by a much needed White on White by Devoe Paint.

The cupboards were given a makeover too, with a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware. We love the green-grey used on the lower cabinets.

Budget Kitchen Makeover After

Since this kitchen was a budget makeover, there were a lot of budget-friendly changes that had big impacts:

  1. Since the homeowner didn’t want to spend the money on a new backsplash, he painted over the tile for a fresh, clean look. For tips on how to repaint tile effectively, talk to your local Jones Paint & Glass expert.
  2. The homeowner couldn’t afford a new kitchen island, so he repurposed an old lab table he found (covered in paint splatters), and gave it a fresh coat of black paint.
  3. Since he couldn’t afford a whole new remodel, but wanted to make the kitchen window seem bigger and make the ceilings seem higher, the homeowner purchased some Hunter Douglas Provenance® Woven Wood Shades (also highlighted in this Earthy Bedroom Redesign).
  4. Last but not least, a mirror above the sink makes the room seem bigger and gives better dimension to the kitchen space. Just make sure it’s high enough that you don’t have to constantly wash water splashes off!

The one splurge that the homeowner did make? A new stove. It had to be done.

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