If the budget doesn’t allow for a full fledged kitchen renovation, have no fear! This small budget kitchen remodel before and after shows you can make over a kitchen – and make it fabulous! – for under $200.
How to do a Kitchen Remodel Before & After On a (tiny!) Budget
Details of the kitchen space before the budget friendly remodel
The big kitchen space in our old historic farmhouse had lots of potential when we first moved in. The view out the window of the ocean was breathtaking. But inside?Just sad.
The layout was awkward, cabinetry was perched on top of European cupboards, and wasted space everywhere.
Painting the old kitchen’s walls was a quick, temporary fix
Although it was a strange hodge podge of elements, we first painted the upper cupboards white, the walls candy apple green, and lived with that for a few years.
A budget friendly kitchen remodel sometimes starts by removing cupboards.
One night on a whim, we made the decision to go ahead renovating this space with as much creativity as we could come up with ~ since our budget was basically non-existent!:)
Once the upper cupboards were ripped out, we knew we were committed! Throughout the entire process we tried to focus on making the most of what was already there, re-purposing items we already had, and sourcing out specific items we needed at thrift stores.
Here are the inexpensive kitchen make over ideas included in this kitchen makeover remodel:
1.We removed the doors on the upper cupboards and added shelves and crown molding above them.
The largest part of the budget ($100) was spent on building materials for the upper cabinets. it was definitely a high impact change for low money! We think it was money well spent.
2.Painting out the wood strips of the European cabinet doors and adding handles made them much more modern and up-to-date looking.
Rather than rip them out, we gave the melamine kitchen cabinets a makeover.
3. We searched out thrift stores for creative ways to DIY elements we needed – like a light fixture above the sink.
This thrift store light was spray painted to give an old farmhouse feel to the space.
4. By sourcing out discount cabinets, we were able to utilize former un-used square footage.
On the other side of the room used to sit an empty wall. Then we added a very functional (but admittedly strange!) concoction of cupboards (without doors!) that we scored at the local ReStore.
4. Unusual and “out of the box” ideas – like fabric cupboard doors, gave the space a handmade farmhouse feel – and didn’t cost much money!
5. Thick, beadboard wallpaper created an interesting back splash idea that tied in with the overall look of coastal farmhouse.
6.A fresh coat of Benjamin Moore’s Gray Cashmere paint completed the look of this budget friendly kitchen remodel.
Here’s a reminder of how the kitchen looked when we started (partway through):
And here it is now! :
We absolutely love it, and encourage others not to be scared to add budget friendly changes to spaces you don’t like. It’s amazing how a few well placed changes can completely revive a worn out old space.
Other Budget Friendly DIY Home Decor ideas for a Kitchen Remodel:
Every little piece of this process was documented here on the blog. For all the details & tutorials, click on the links below.
From Black to White – A Dresser Makeover
DIY Kitchen Curtains
Painting European Cupboard Doors
Restoration Hardware Inspired Pendant Light
Old Window Message Board
Fabric Cupboard Doors
- Walls: Designer Gray from General Paint (a close match to Benjamin Moore’s Gray Cashmere)
- Backs of cupboards: Stratton Blue from Benjamin Moore
- Trim and cupboards: Cloud White from Benjamin Moore
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