Kitchen Renovation Tips on a Budget

We get a lot of questions on renovating kitchens on a tight budget, and it can absolutely be done if you are 1. Doing the work. 2. Plan ahead! Everyone deserves to live in a home they absolutely love, no matter their budget. We know it’s possible to make any home great! Here are our tips for transforming your kitchen on a budget.

our tips:

PAINT. Painting makes such a huge difference!  If you can’t afford new cabinets, paint your original ones!  You can either hire someone to paint them, or paint them yourself.  We highly recommend if you paint them yourself to rent or invest in a spray gun.  They turn out more even that way!

FLOORING. If you’re keeping your original flooring but don’t love it, you add a kitchen runner to your space.  We love them, and they instantly add character and warmth. If you are redoing your floors, we recommend looking at LVT, tile, or marmoleum for budget friendly options.

COUNTERTOPS. If you can afford quartz or honed granite, that’s the way to go for durability and quality.  If that’s not in the budget, butcher block is the next best option!

TILE/BACKSPLASH. There are lots of tile options under $10 square foot.  If you can’t afford tile, vertical tongue and groove or beadboard to the ceiling is another great option.

HARDWARE. Hardware isn’t very expensive, and it’s a great way to add value and interest to your kitchen.  

LIGHTING. There are SO many lighting options out there. If you are having an electrician out, we recommend adding pendants over your island or sink, or sconces over your open shelves.

ACCESSORIES. Have fun here! Especially if you have open shelving.  You can get a lot of practical accessories on a dime. For a timeless look, stick with neutrals.

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Brokentop VRBO - Kitchen & Dining

We’ve been anxiously awaiting the reveal of our latest project, the Brokentop VRBO! This was our most modern project to date. It’s always fun when a client comes back for another project, it makes the next one even better, because there’s already that high level of trust. Our clients really let us “do our thing”, which always leads to the best result in the end. In the end, our clients were so happy, and are excited for you to stay here too! Here’s a link to the Brokentop VRBO if you’re interested in getting away to Central Oregon in the near future!

Today, we’re just sharing the kitchen and dining space. Our client wanted to space to feel more open, and to seat a lot of people. We did that by removing all the cabinets, and creating a new kitchen/built in dining nook. We had a custom dining table built for the space, that fits absolutely perfectly. There are a lot of thought out details in these spaces to not only make it beautiful, but practical and functional as well.

Now for the fun part… The pictures! Here are the AFTER photos:

Kitchen BEFORE photos:

Dining Room BEFORE photos:

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Spring Drive Project - Kitchen & Mudroom

Today is the day we are sharing the Kitchen and Mudroom design boards and photos from our Spring Drive Project! This was a really special project for us. We renovated the dreamiest old home, with so much potential. When we drove down the secluded side street, we knew it was going to be good. Last May, when we walked inside, we saw SO much potential, and knew the home could be great. The family is an active family, always on the go, and needed really durable finishes. They also needed LOTS of storage… Hence all the cabinetry in the mudroom! We moved their laundry room downstairs to the basement, which allowed us to make this space a proper mudroom/drop zone from the carport. We left the cabinets and layout in the kitchen to save on budget, but completely changed the look by replacing the countertops, painting the cabinets, and adding gorgeous handmade tile. This is our favorite transformation in the home!

Here are the AFTER pictures:

Now for the BEFORE pictures:

Get the look:

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