12 Simple, Low-Cost Kitchen Improvements

If you want to upgrade your kitchen without the hefty price tag, Barbara Ballinger offers these tips in the May 2012 edition of RealtorMag.

  1. Repaint your kitchen.
  2. Replace backsplash tiles.
  3. Give your kitchen a fresh look with a new countertop.
  4. Upgrade to stainless steel appliances, a universally appealing look.
  5. Can’t afford to replace all of your appliances? Focus on one or two.
  6. Improve lighting in the kitchen.
  7. Replace smaller, older tiles with larger, porcelain floor tiles.
  8. Remodel your dark, dated kitchen cabinets with new door faces, paint or hardware.
  9. Add a pantry or other nearby storage space for too small kitchens.
  10. Open up the room’s layout by removing a wall or taking down part of one.
  11. No kitchen island? No problem. Buy a stainless steel, counter-height table to be used for kitchen prep work and additional storage.
  12. Hire a designer to sketch out a new, improved kitchen plan that you can fulfill later.
Marti Reeder, Realtor, Managing Broker