Kitchen renovated with new, white cabinets, steel appliances, and wooden countertopA 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 even a budget kitchen makeover can stun.

Start with the color. Once described as “band-aid and scrambled egg” color, one 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 some of the lower cabinets.

Open kitchen with large marble island with blue-green painted cabinets and a farmhouse sink

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 a 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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