A full kitchen remodel is not the only way to change the look of the heart of your home. Kiplinger’s has compiled seven low-cost projects that can perk up your kitchen. Without busting your budget. Take a look, the slide show begins to your right.
Organizing your kitchen cabinets and shelves can save you lots of time and sanity. Drawer organizers and cabinet racks will make a kitchen free of clutter. Adding slide-out cabinet shelves at www.shelvesthatslide.com for $32-$60 per shelf can make the room more accessible for everyone in the family.
Spice Up Your Backsplash
Changing the backsplash in your kitchen can breathe new life into the space. With a variety of finishes and colors, you can go from country to modern in a snap. It’s easy with Aspect peel-and-stick, 3-by-6 inch tiles in brushed metal
Sink into A Sink
The most overworked piece in the kitchen can often be neglected. Add efficiency with a top-mounted, two-basin model in stainless steel. Add a single-control faucet, such as the Kohler Coralais with pull-out spray nozzle or the Pegasus Arko with pull-down spray and high-arc spigot
Floors You Wood Love
It’s the most expensive flooring options, but wood brings timeless appeal to any space. Hardwood comes in different grains and stains and ranges. Bamboo is the green alternative. With a tighter “grain” it is a more modern look and is very durable.
Engineered wood is a more cost effective option that doesn’t require a tool belt. The interlocking system floats and gives your floor a new look without a nail in sight.
Ceramic tile is also a lush option for a kitchen floor. Think terracotta. These squares come in a variety of colors and sizes. A disadvantage though is their temperature under your feet (wear socks) and most anything will break when it falls.