Simple hacks to give your kitchen a cheap renovation

Kitchen renovations are incredibly common here in Perth, with plenty of homeowners undergoing a renovation every year. However, kitchen renovations do not come cheap. In fact, they are anything from it.

According to Houzz’s 2017 Kitchen Trends Survey, 23% of homeowners spent more than $40K on their kitchen renovation, 38% spent between $20K-$40K and the remaining 39% spent up to $20K. While even $20K is a lot of money, you can successfully pull-off a cheap kitchen renovation that will save you thousands. You just need to know a how to go about it.

As the head of purchasing at Ross’s Discount Home Centre, I often meet customers looking to pull-off a cheap kitchen renovation. My advice to them is always the same; don’t demolish a kitchen to start over. Rather, keep an existing kitchen and give it a facelift. If you want your renovation costs to stay low, you should also do the same.

But, how exactly can you go about giving your kitchen a makeover on a budget? Well, there are several simple hacks that can help you achieve a cheap kitchen renovation. Today, I will list some of these hacks to help you renovate your kitchen on the cheap.

1. Give your cabinets a facelift by replacing the doors

Instead of redoing your whole kitchen, you can simply give your kitchen cabinets a facelift. Now, you don’t need to substitute your entire cabinetry, but you can simply replace the doors or rearrange your base cabinets to give your kitchen a fresh new look.

While you’ll find plenty of cabinetry within your budget, remember that cabinetry can make or break your kitchen. As such, you should always choose new cabinetry wisely.

If you’re looking to replace your base cabinets, take a look at your kitchen space and consider its overall style. This will help you determine which cabinets will suit your space. If you’re looking only your replace your doors, as a pro-tip, don’t choose fancy doors with complicated designs. These will only make your kitchen appear cluttered and busy. Instead, choose something with a simple design that will complement the rest of the kitchen.

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, our cabinetry start upwards of only $220 and are available in a range of styles, shapes, colours and configurations to suit your needs. Buy new base cabinets from us and you’ll be well on your way to achieving a cheap kitchen renovation!

2. Create open shelving by removing wall cupboard doors and painting the inside

Splurging on new wall cupboards or cabinetry is a very expensive affair. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on new cabinetry, you can simply remove the doors of your existing wall cabinets and paint the insides. This may sound simple, but it does allow you to make the most of your cupboards. Also, if you ever want to upgrade to glass cabinets, you’ll need to start with open shelves.

One big advantage to using open shelves is that they will make your kitchen appear much larger.  Furthermore, by choosing paint colours wisely, you can give the entire kitchen a seamless and plush look. You can also go with wallpaper on cupboard exteriors to add a little character and life into your kitchen.

Creating open shelves is quite easy and you should be able to take on this project yourself. Just make sure to unscrew hinges properly; starting from the bottom and going up to the top. Fill all screw holes with putty, choose a paint colour, paint the interiors and you’re done! Trust me – this is much simpler than most other renovation works and you should not run into any problems.

3. Add a splashback or a feature wall

Adding a splashback or a feature wall is the best way to give a kitchen a facelift. Not only is it quick and easy to add a feature wall or splashback, but it is also very cost-effective. Splashbacks and feature walls allow you to highlight an area of your kitchen without having to completely redecorate.

Traditionally, wallpaper was used to create feature walls. However, tiles are a more popular option for splashbacks and feature walls these days. Modern tiles are available in a range of colours, designs and styles and you’ll definitely find something to your tastes. Moreover, glazed tiles will protect your walls from any spills and splashes. And, you can always arrange feature tiles and splashback tiles vertically or horizontally to get a look that suits your space.

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, we stock a range of mosaic and feature tiles starting from as low as $4. Our tiles are available in various sizes, shapes and colours, so you can count on finding exactly what you need. But more importantly, there are very affordable! By buying kitchen tiles from Ross’s Discount Home Centre, you’ll definitely get the most ‘bang for your buck’!

4. Replace your benchtop

Most people think that replacing a kitchen benchtop is a major project that can be very expensive. However, this isn’t true at all. Replacing a benchtop is relatively simple process and is a lot cheaper than most people think. In fact, for a just few hundred dollars, you can purchase a new benchtop to add a touch of freshness to even the dullest of kitchens.

The most common types of benchtops are stone benchtops and laminate benchtops. Stone benchtops are the most popular choice, but they are slightly more expensive than their laminate counterparts. However, if you shop around you can find stone benchtops affordably priced.

One such place that offers affordable stone (and laminate) benchtops is right here, at Ross’s Discount Home Centre.

Our benchtops are manufactured to meet the highest standards of quality and they are exceptionally resistant to breaking or cracking. Moreover, they are available in a range of colours and designs to suit your personal tastes.

Do note that every benchtop that we offer is custom manufactured to meet our customers’ requirements. To know how much one of our benchtops will cost you, please get in touch or visit our store with your specific requirements.

5. Lay new flooring

There’s no doubt that new flooring can completely change the feel and look of your kitchen. But, bear in mind that replacing flooring can be quite expensive, so do this only if you need to.

When it comes to finding cost-effective options for flooring, tiles, laminate and vinyl are practical choices. Not only are they available in a range of designs and styles, but they are also very versatile and highly durable. They are perfect for use in heavy foot-traffic areas such as kitchens.

For a cheap kitchen renovation, I recommend tiles over laminate or vinyl. While they make be a little more expensive, they offer better value for money in the long run. Additionally, you’ll find tiles offer more colours, styles and designs than laminate or vinyl.

To buy the cheapest kitchen tiles in Perth, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. We offer an extensive selection of ceramic tiles which are perfect for a cheap kitchen renovation. While our tiles are manufactured to the best standards, they are also incredibly affordable – starting from as low as $15 per square metre.

6. Add new tapware

One cheap and functional update for your kitchen is to simply replace the taps. Kitchen taps are available in a range of styles and designs and come in stunning finish options. You can choose from mixer taps to curved spouts and taps with fully retractable hoses. Adding new tapware can significantly improve the functionality of your kitchen and give it a must more modem look, for as little as $49.00.

One thing you should always keep in mind is that your tapware should reflect the style and design of your sink. Ideally, you want to get a tap which is high enough for you to get large pans and pots easily in and out of your sink.

At Ross’s Discount Home Centre, you’ll find a range of modern kitchen taps which offer exceptional value for money. Moreover, most are approved by Watermark standards, cUPC certified and WELS rated to meet Australian standards. Our tapware range starts upwards of only $49.00, making them perfect for a cheap kitchen renovation.

Conclusion:

If you’re looking to pull-off a cheap kitchen renovation, then there are a number of simple hacks you can make use of. Instead of redoing your entire kitchen, you can give it a complete makeover by making some simple adjustments. These include replacing the base cabinets or doors of your cabinetry, creating open shelves, adding splashbacks and feature walls, replacing the benchtop, lay out new flooring and adding new tapware. These simple hacks will definitely save you thousands of dollars, while also giving your kitchen a complete new look.

And, to buy cheap kitchen products for your kitchen renovation, look no further than Ross’s Discount Home Centre. You’ll find an entire range of kitchen cabinets, tiles, tapware, benchtops, appliances, sinks and much more at our store.

To check out our selection of kitchen products, drop by our showroom in Guildford or browse through our online store today!