The average kitchen renovation runs between $20,000 and $50,000, depending on how in depth of a remodel it is. But what about those of us sticking to a smaller budget? Are we just destined to stick it out in our mismatched, poorly lit, strangely colored kitchens until we magically fall into a pot of gold? It can feel that way at times. However, there are several ways to freshen up your dull kitchen without breaking the bank. You know, give your kitchen that champagne taste on a beer budget! Here are a few ideas we’ve come across:

Paint Your Cabinets!

Brand new cabinets will be invariably expensive. Painting your kitchen cabinets is a classic way to refresh the shell of your cabinets without the price tag of a full tear-out-and-replace project. Plus – it is way more environmentally friendly. You don’t want to avoid toss out of all the materials that make up your cabinets! Don’t feel like you need to paint all of your cabinets either, two-toned cabinets are making a big splash in kitchens these days.

Create an Interesting Back-splash!

The market is brimming with affordable peel and stick tiles to place on the wall behind your sink. Some are removable (so super friendly to renters) and adding that small bit of texture can really be a game changer in your space.

Counter-top Refresh!

Let’s face it – brand new counter-tops are way out of the average person’s budget. Does this mean you need to be stuck with the ugly laminate counters you have now? Absolutely not! Instant Granite is a simple and affordable product that can transform any space. We have a variety of patterns and shades to bring whatever style you desire to your kitchen.

Add Small Details!

Maybe knocking down your entire kitchen and starting from scratch isn’t in the cards right now. That doesn’t mean you are stuck. Find a beautiful set of dish towels, some eye-catching soap dispensers, and a few unique dishes. You will be shocked at how different the space can feel. Some other ideas are placing peel and stick wall paper on the inside of your cabinets, or using any leftover Instant Granite as drawer liners!

It’s important to us that people know the affordable options available to them when it comes to home improvement. So often it feels as though this industry is run by scary installations and even scarier price tags. It’s comforting to know that there are options out there that can transform your kitchen into a space that reflects who you are. At the end of the day, we all want to walk into our kitchens, sit at the table and feel at peace. If you are interested in trying our Instant Granite, head to this page and order some samples! Also, feel free to send me an e-mail ( with any additional questions! We are here to be your friend in the home improvement world.