How To Renovate a Kitchen on a Small Budget

How To Renovate a Kitchen on a Small Budget


If you want to renovate your kitchen, but you are on a tight budget, that’s ok!

Try these 5 tips and get saving so you can put more money into the truly important elements of your reno.



Easy and obvious, a new coat of paint is the cheapest and simplest way to upgrade your kitchen and give it a fresh start. For extra visual interest, try a two-tone approach by painting your top kitchen cabinets bright white and your bottom cabinets a nice cobalt blue. Don’t be afraid to get creative! If your style is more eccentric, then opt for a bright bohemian palette of aqua, orange, pink, red, etc.



Everybody is crazy about granite, stone, and marble counter tops but those styles can get very costly. If you’re working hard to stay within a small renovation budget, consider good old laminate. Laminate counters have a negative reputation for being cheap looking, but there are many options now that mimic granite, stone, and marble so well that unless your guests are closely inspecting your counter tops, no one would ever know. Plus, why spend the extra money on expensive granite when you could put it into a fridge upgrade or that juicer you haven’t been able to justify buying.


GET A FREE-STANDING ISLAND A custom kitchen island is every kitchen renovator’s dream; one with a built-in dishwasher, double sink, room for 8 chairs, and bolted to the floor. But, there are many free-standing table options that can work as a perfect kitchen island for nowhere close to as expensive as the real thing. For a couple hundred dollars, you can buy a standing-level table with storage beneath that will work perfectly as a kitchen island for less than $500.


GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR ART Creativity is your best tool for saving on your budget. Dedicating one wall to interesting and eye-catching art can be completely free if you paint or build something yourself. For instance, Google search pictures that relate to a theme you love, then save and print out 20 beautiful images and put them in a messy bohemian style collection on your wall in dollar store frames. You can also purchase a lot of great art online too. There is no limit to what you can think up.


NOT EVERYTHING HAS TO BE BRAND NEW One person’s junk is another person’s treasure – that’s why yard sales exist. And, that’s why you should go out on a Saturday morning and see if you get lucky enough to find  table, or a chair for $50 or $100 that you can make your own and add to your new home renovation. Mirrors and old art are also great thrift finds.

Creativity and ingenuity are key to your kitchen remodeling budget. Plan for what you ideally want, work out what it will cost, and see how much you’ll save with the above tips while staying true to your design ideas and vision for your kitchen renovation.



Ready to assemble cabinetry has all the features of pre-built cabinets like soft close options and full extended drawers, but costs about half the price.  That means with a little time and elbow grease, you can save a lot of money.

For all your renovation needs and cabinetry shipped right to your door Canada wide, the team at Cabinets Express Canada would be pleased to work with you.  Please call us at 1-833-CEC-TALK M-F 10-5 pm EST, or email us.