Kitchen Renovation on a Budget

You can count(er) on it!

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Resurfacing countertops is fairly simple with new laminate costing $30 to $40 per square foot and ceramic tiles can be installed over existing plywood. Solid and stone countertops can also be professionally polished to remove wear and tear. Give your countertops a mask makeover by simply putting molding around the front edge for about $5 per linear foot.

Other ideas to reinvent this high traffic area include ripping out just one section of countertop space and using a different material such as a chopping block and adding a backsplash using laminates, ceramic or glass tiles, or event metal ceiling squares.

From Cambira to Granite to Ceasarstone, check out what Italian Tile NYC has to offer.

Hail a new cab-inet

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Update your kitchen accessories without overhauling the whole wardrobe with simple knobs, pulls and hinges that cost just a few dollars per door. Make sure you’re the measurement master so that all fixtures match the holes they need to be screwed into.

Replace panels on cabinet doors. Plain or textured glass or metal filler panels can add a decorative dash from $100 per door. You can also play around with completely removing the doors for an open-shelf look (for free)!
Completely removing and refacing cabinet doors and drawers can cost $135 per linear foot depending on the veneer and method of installation. Shop around for quotes and inspect samples of your contractor’s work.
Finally, a dull kitchen can really be a paint in the butt, so recolour your space with a new coat to your cabinets.

Whether you want to go contemporary or classic, Brooklyn locals, Nagad Cabinets will have a solution for you.

The floor of the land

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For $550 to $1,000 you can refinish an existing wood floor and stain it with a different color or add a stenciled border. Stone flooring can be professionally polished to breathe new life into its ailing original color. If the floor is flat and intact, an easy $200 to $500 will get you a new coat of flooring primer or a layer of stick-down vinyl tiles, respectively.

Visit Wood Flooring USA in Brooklyn for a custom solution to your needs.

Out-of-the-box others

  • Add shelves on unused corners for cookbooks and colourful dishware – even a few inches of wall space makes a difference! Vary your display dishware’s colors and textures for maximum visual impact.
  • Magnetize eyes to your kitchen by accessorizing metal utensils across a metal bar and hang your cookware in clear view.
  • Dress your window with a tension rod and some leftover fabric, hemmed at the top, to give your kitchen a final pop of pizazz.
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