Your kitchen is looking a little worn, but you don’t have the money for a complete overhaul. Don’t despair! You can spruce up your kitchen without going bankrupt. ThisOldHouse. com notes that simply “painting, refinishing surfaces, and upgrading appliances [can] return more than a full redesign. The key to spending less is spending wisely.”

A kitchen remodel tops the list of home remodeling projects that give you a higher return. So how do you get the most bang for your buck?

Wall Color

A gallon of paint from your Indianapolis home improvement store costs on average $30. Depending on additional supplies you will need, you could easily revamp the wall color for under $200, if you do the work yourself. Be sure to choose a neutral color that enhances the natural beauty of your kitchen and coordinates well with any other kitchen remodeling you plan to do.

Cabinets & Countertops

Your kitchen is one of the most-used rooms in your home, and cabinets take up a large portion of that space. However, replacing your cabinets may not give you the most return for your money; painting or refinishing cabinets and upgrading hardware may be a more budget-savvy option. Real Estate reports that replacing laminate countertops tops the list of kitchen remodeling projects that give high return on investment. When choosing cabinets and countertops, choose a neutral or classic color and style that will withstand the test of time, notes

Accents & Appliances

From the kitchen sink to faucets and appliances, these seemingly small details can refresh your kitchen space without having to tear down walls or replace flooring. Choose accents and appliances that are modern without going overboard. When selecting appliances, choose quality, but stay away from professional-grade appliances (the next homeowners won’t likely know what to do with a chef’s kitchen anyway).

Better Homes & Gardens recommends that you contact a professional designer before your kitchen remodel. If you live in the Indianapolis area, call the home remodeling professionals at Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services.

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