One of the top things that makes your kitchen look old and outdated is the hardware. But the good news is that it’s an easy fix! Just remove all the knobs, handles, etc., and then get some nice, new, and shiny ones! You will be amazed at how much this can improve your kitchen!
Although this may take quite a bit of time, if you do it yourself then you can save lots of money. Repainting the cabinets is a great way to update your kitchen without breaking the bank. Pull the doors off their hinges (make sure to label them so you know where to put them back), paint, and then you’re good!
If you have windows in your kitchen, then consider getting them replaced. You’d be surprised at how great a new set of windows can make your kitchen look! Go for an option that lets in as much light as possible, because brighter is better!
Another window update, that isn’t quite as time consuming and expensive as replacing the glass is to update all of the drapes, curtains, and blinds. On a $2,000 budget, you will probably have the option to get some nice and sturdy fabrics that will last you a while.
Light fixtures are another item in your kitchen that are easy to replace and don’t cost an arm and a leg to do so. There are tons of new and modern looks you can go for, or get fixtures that best fit the theme of your home. Check out this article from Better Homes and Gardens for more light fixture update ideas.
Depending on the size of your kitchen, you should probably be able to repaint the walls without exceed a $2,000 budget. Choose a color that matches your linens and dishware so that it all goes together really well!
A new sink not only is an aesthetic fix, but it is also probably a practical one. A new sink means it works better, it’s cleaner, and it will last longer.
Try and see if you can afford to replace or repaint the counters in your kitchen. This may not be possible if your kitchen is large, but if not, you can probably do it under budget. Here is a great tutorial from DIY Network that shows you how to repaint laminate counter tops!
For those of you with more floor space in your kitchen, consider adding an island. This is actually a pretty cheap remodel (depending on how big and the quality of the materials you use), so it should keep you within budget.
For $2,000, you should be able to get some pretty nice chairs or stools for your kitchen. The quality is going to depend on how many you need to buy; but you should be able to buy some good ones with your budget.