If you’ve watched any of the home improvement shows on HGTV, you know the one area of the house that simply has to be up to date is the kitchen. An outdated kitchen kills the value of your home, and it also ruins your home’s aesthetic appeal.

So, to keep your investment in your home achieving its top value, it’s probably time for a kitchen remodel. Now, I know what you’re thinking, “The economy is bad, and I don’t have the money to remodel my kitchen.” But what if I told you kitchen remodeling projects don’t have to be expensive. There are many things you can do to update the look of your kitchen without emptying out your wallet.

Here are 3 cheap kitchen remodeling ideas…

  • Bust out the Paint—The quickest way to give your kitchen a fresh, new look is to simply repaint it. Perhaps your kitchen now is painted in boring, neutral colors. Consider injecting some life in your kitchen with bold colors that pop and catch the eye. A simple coat of paint really can make your kitchen look brand new. Always consider allowing professional painting contractors to oversee your new paint job.
  • Reface Kitchen Cabinets—The cabinets in your kitchen tell everyone who views them just what era your kitchen is stuck in. Old cabinets make your entire kitchen look old too. But contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to rip the cabinets out of the wall and replace them. Instead, you can simply reface them. Refacing your kitchen cabinets can be as simple as swapping out the hardware to repainting the cabinets.
  • Don’t Forget the Accessories—Another simple way to add some aesthetic appeal to your kitchen is to include some well placed accessories. Take a trip down to your local thrift shop or hobby store to find little knick knacks that will add unique detail to your kitchen.