If you’re the handy type and are looking to save some money on kitchen renovation cost, you may consider DIY kitchen remodeling ideas and do most part of your kitchen renovation on your own. Depending upon your skills and level of commitment, you can pick and choose which aspects you’d like to do yourself, and which are best left to professionals.
We’ve come up with a few potential options for flooring, cabinetry and counter tops that are cheap and easy to install. These DIY kitchen remodeling ideas can help get your kitchen renovation project on track and on budget.
There are many kitchen flooring options available, and some are easier and cheaper to install than others. If you’re remodeling your kitchen in your spare time, it may be best to keep your flooring simple.
The easiest and cheapest flooring by far is stained concrete. In this process, you’ll strip your floor down to bare concrete, prepare the surface, and subsequently apply a stain and seal. Stained concrete is also exceptionally durable easy to care for, so is a great option if you have kids, pets or enjoy cooking.
Other potential options for DIY flooring are laminate, linoleum and engineered wood flooring. These options are also economical, easy to install and durable. Shop around to find the look you like best, and that best fits your budget and relative level of commitment.
Countertops are frequently one of the most expensive aspects of a kitchen renovation. Depending upon your budget, you may want to hire a well-qualified contractor for this. However, if you’re looking for a fast and easy option, we recommend concrete finishing.
Concrete finishing is an excellent option for smooth-surface laminate countertops. For this you’ll purchase a kit with a composite concrete coating that you’ll spread over the countertops and subsequently apply a sealant. This creates a shiny, marbled look. You can buy concrete kits of a variety of colors, so can easily customize your countertops to fit your décor.
Cabinetry is expensive and installation can be somewhat difficult, so if you’re looking to work within a tight budget on your DIY kitchen remodel, you may want to consider painting your cabinets and installing new hardware. This can significantly refresh your look, but is relatively inexpensive.
If you’re planning a DIY kitchen remodel or are in the process of one, we’d like to hear your ideas in the comment section. Tell us all about what worked for you.