Budget-friendly, high-impact kitchen transformation
If you are like most, you and your family spend a lot of time in your kitchen. And if you are like me, the kitchen is not your favorite place to be. But just because it’s not my favorite place to be doesn’t mean I don’t want to love it while I’m in it. According to HomeAdvisor, the average kitchen remodel costs around $25,000. Yowza!
My own, personal kitchen transformation came in under $5,000, and although it looked like a complete overhaul, it was not. In each of my redesigns, I’m committed to using what is already there and making it better. This is why my redesign solutions are practical and budget-friendly.
check out how I did it!
These budget-friendly solutions certainly had a high-impact. This kitchen was outdated and cramped so we opened up the doorway into the dining room to create a large, open flow between the two spaces. This opened up the kitchen tremendously. Next, it was time to choose colors and finishes. A fresh coat of wall color in SW Mindful Gray set the tone for the color palette. Polished Silver was used to update the light wood cabinets, and white quartz counter tops pulled this beautiful design together.
The kitchen island was freestanding and was painted the same color as the kitchen cabinets to give a cohesive, seamless design. A black granite slab was placed on top of the island to add a bit of contrast. Finally, to add a touch of vintage, a coffee bar was created on the shorter wall by using one of my heirloom furniture pieces (also painted in Polished Silver). To complete the coffee bar, floating shelves were added to display our kid’s artwork mugs.
This once cramped kitchen was now an open airy space with a touch of elegance. This was the very first kitchen project Christy completed over 4 years ago. She was going for a large impact kitchen transformation and that is exactly what she got! (Before pictures were unable to be located.)
How will a kitchen renovation affect your home’s value? Check out what Dave Ramsey has to say HERE. According to a recent survey, 80% of homebuyers placed the kitchen in their list of top three most important spaces.
Christy has since sold this home. It went under contract in just a few days for 98% of asking price. Did the kitchen transformation help sell this home quick and for top dollar? You bet it did!
We tranforms spaces with a practical budget in mind. Call us for your next kitchen project.