Indoor Decorating Projects Under $1000 - Kitchen Indoor Decorating Projects Under $1000 - Kitchen

Kitchens are the heart of the home, a place where the family spends time together as well as where guests are entertained. Therefore, you want your kitchen to look good, and you may think that remodeling or decorating it can cost well over $1000. If you want to remodel your kitchen from start to finish by gutting out cabinets, changing the floor, painting, and adding a new countertop, then you can expect to pay over $10,000. But there are ways to decorate your kitchen that won't hurt your wallet.

Start by cleaning your cabinets. Perhaps that is all that is needed to revive the look of your kitchen. For a more drastic change that's inexpensive, paint your cabinets by applying a new coat of a clear finish such as varnish or tung oil. The kitchen can also be updated by changing hardware such as knobs, handles, or pulls.

Update the faucet and sink to match the new look you want to implement. You can find reasonably priced sinks at your local home improvement stores ranging from $38 to $300. Sinks are available in different colors, styles and materials. Materials available for sinks are porcelain, stainless steel, acrylic and solid surface. Not only does your sink need a new look, most likely so does your dated kitchen faucet. Faucets come in different styles and finishes, and have a wide price range depending on the type and material of faucet you get.

Adding an island, prep center or a workstation can spruce up the kitchen at an affordable cost. All of these add extra space to prepare food, serve an informal buffet, or to sit around for a quick bite to eat. Many of these workstations come with many features that make it convenient for storage, such as drawers or shelves. Islands, prep centers or workstations don't necessarily have to be permanent. Some are rolling carts, which are suitable for rolling around a working area. They can be found for as low as $100, but some models can cost you well over $1000, more than your budget allows. Shop around for an ideal, inexpensive island, prep center or workstation.

Consider adding a backsplash to your kitchen, which protects your walls and allows more design options. Backsplashes come in different styles, colors and materials such as ceramic, wood, porcelain, natural stone, glass, stainless steel, and wallpaper. You can create beautiful murals with backsplashes to enhance the look of your kitchen. Depending on the materials you use for a backsplash, it can cost you anywhere from $1 to $50 per tile. Using stainless steel as part of the backsplash can cost you well over $100.

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