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How to Renovate Your Kitchen on a Budget

How to Renovate Your Kitchen on a Budget

Renovating a kitchen is no easy task. Not only does it require a lot of work, but it can also get expensive. However, there are plenty of budget kitchen ideas to help you cut down on cost.

Whether you’re renovating a small kitchen to maximize space or just want to give your dated kitchen a modern look, you don’t have to spend a fortune. These kitchen makeover ideas and clever hacks will help you renovate your kitchen on a budget.

peel and stick backsplash

Try Peel-and-Stick Tiles

Installing traditional backsplash tiles is a time-consuming process and requires proper technical knowledge. If you’re on a tight budget and don’t have the necessary skills to DIY your backsplash, consider using peel-and-stick tiles instead. These are affordable, versatile, and easy to install. They also come in a wide variety of materials and designs.

Keep The Current Layout

While it’s really exciting to think about completely changing the layout of your kitchen, this can be more trouble than it's worth. It's almost impossible to fundamentally change the location of your plumbing lines or knock down walls without hiring contractors.

Chances are, your kitchen layout is workable as it is. You can still switch things up by adding storage, repainting, and making other changes that require a major change to your kitchen’s layout. It’s better to make use of what you already have and improve it instead of making big changes that can cost a lot of money.

Install Vinyl Flooring

The floor is one of the most labor-intensive and expensive things to replace in your kitchen. If you can’t stand the floors you have, vinyl flooring might be right for you! Vinyl flooring is a cheaper alternative to replacing your floors and is considerably easier to install, as it sticks right on top of the floor you have. Gone is the outdated linoleum of decades past—these days, vinyl flooring looks realistic and comes in a variety of colors and textures.

hanging storage options

Add Hanging Storage

Another simple way to change up your kitchen is to add hanging storage. This maximizes your space by keeping things off the kitchen counter. You can build some simple hanging storage solutions using pipes and fittings, either by opting for hooks or open shelving. Both are easy to build and are also very affordable.

Repaint Your Walls

You’d be surprised at how much impact repainting your kitchen walls can have. Even painting just one wall for contrast can make the rest of the space seem brighter. Not only does it add a fun new element that breaks up an otherwise monotone design, but it can also visually enlarge the space.

Update Your Cupboards

You don’t need to replace your cabinetry in order to change the look of your kitchen. Painting, refinishing, or adding new hardware can all give your cabinets a completely new look for just the cost of the materials. It’s a time-consuming process, but the results are worth it! You can even use pipes and fittings as handles for a fresh, industrial design.

bar cart

Replace Your Furniture

When all else fails, some new furniture can do the trick. Adding a breakfast bar, a new kitchen table, or a bar cart can be a fun way to infuse a new sense of style into the room. PIPE DECOR® has a variety of DIY furniture kits that can help you spruce up your kitchen on a budget. 

Use Wallpaper

Adding an accent wall with wallpaper is an easy way to change the overall look and feel of your kitchen. This even works in a rental unit if you opt for removable wallpaper! It’s faster than painting and can incorporate more colors and patterns into your overall aesthetic. Just make sure that you choose wallpaper that is specially designed for the kitchen, as not all of them are heat- and steam-resistant.


At PIPE DECOR®, we offer a wide selection of pipes, fittings, and DIY furniture kits that are perfect for any kitchen renovation. Shop today!

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