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Making your kitchen beautiful and functional is one of the most important parts of loving your home. After all, your kitchen is where you a lot of your time, and it’s quite likely that it’s the very first room you walk into upon entering your home.

A great-looking kitchen can also be a major seller when you are trying to get your house a great price on the open market. That being said, a kitchen can also be one of the most expensive rooms to upgrade and renovate. Raw materials can be pricey and the appliances that you want to upgrade can cost you several thousands of dollars apiece.

The average cost of a full kitchen remodel that goes down to the studs can easily run you $40,000. That being said, there are great ways to upgrade your kitchen in far more affordable ways.

Let’s go over some of the most effective ways together.


Upgrade your cabinets

For many, the first place their eyes go when figuring out whether or not they like a kitchen is the kitchen cabinets. It can be quite easy to tell how high-quality cabinets are given their look.

There’s no doubt that new cabinets can take up a large amount of your renovation budget, but there are some cheaper options to keep in mind. Pre-manufactured options have improved over the years.

You can also get a fresh look by keeping your current cabinets but applying a fresh paint job and updated the hinges and pulls on your cabinets and drawers.

Affordable kitchen countertops

While almost everyone loves granite and stone, there are a lot of more cost-effective ways to get a classy look on your kitchen countertops.

Ceramic tile is a great choice to consider for new budget countertops with tiles that come in all different kinds of shapes and sizes.


One countertop material that is gaining in popularity is treated wood. While you will likely sustain scratches and even possibly stains overtime, wood can create an incredibly warm and natural look in your kitchen.

Kitchen appliances

It may be somewhat hard to believe, but kitchen appliance experts actually say that there is not that much of a difference between the super-high price appliances and the super-low-price ones. Surely, you might not get all the bells and whistles that the very expensive options come with, but you can easily find a way to get great appliances for a great price.

What is important is to make sure that you are getting appliances that all match with one another and that look great with the rest of your new kitchen upgrades.

Stainless steel is never a bad way to go, and as they have grown in popularity, so too have they grown in affordability.

Upgrading windows

This might not seem like a specific part of your kitchen, but trust me, improved windows can make a huge impact on the look of the overall room. Kitchens are best when they get great light. If there is a way to improve the level of light that you are getting throughout the day, your kitchen will certainly benefit!

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