The kitchen is now one of the centerpieces of the house or apartment. Everyone is ready to devote all their efforts to its transformation to have a totally revamped, ultra-modern, super-equipped kitchen… in short, of a beauty that will make the greatest decorators swoon, and all this without spending a lot of money. Well it is quite possible! Let’s see how to renovate your kitchen at a lower cost to transform it into a dream space.
What are the strengths of a beautiful kitchen?
What owners are looking for today is to be able to have a room:
- sufficiently spacious,
- Where space is optimized,
The open kitchen on the stay is also highly appreciated, but is not unanimous, with many people preferring to opt for a closed kitchen. Both concepts have their advantages and disadvantages. But regardless of the type of configuration chosen, the main thing is to be able to prepare your meals in a well-lit and perfectly arranged universe, where you enjoy spending time.
Rejuvenate your kitchen without breaking the bank
When you invest in real estate, among the rooms that you want to quickly renovate, the kitchen is at the top of the list and that’s normal. We do not appreciate old kitchens that are still in their juice today. For metamorphose this room without breaking the bank, here are the avenues not to be overlooked.
Renovate or create your credenza
No need to break an old-fashioned tile to replace it with a new credenza. Found in any good brand of bricolage paint perfectly suited for this type of renovation. It is a resin capable of withstanding without fail the hard constraints to which it will be exposed such as heat, humidity, fouling and therefore the muscular washing which must make it possible to eliminate the slightest stain of fat, even encrusted. . No need for underlay and the price is 10 to 20 € per m².
Itou si la old kitchen to renovate does not have wall tiles but you simply want to create a credenza effect with a mural. We choose it resistant and washable for an average price of 15 €/m². Resin and backsplash wall paints come in countless colors to achieve perfect harmony with the rest of the kitchen.
There is a third solution which consists of installing a self-adhesive or adhesive credenza, a sort of sticker plain, printed, with a metal look, wood, tiles… For an entry-level price of €30, we’re having fun on the cheap.
Repaint your kitchen units
If we blame them outdated look to the old fitted kitchens, we appreciate, on the other hand, the very good quality furniture which are quite frequently in solid oak. It would therefore be a real shame to replace them with particle board or chipboard. Better to just buy one paint adapted to this type of renovation work in order to give a facelift to its cupboards. For a radical metamorphosis, we also change the door knobs. Cost of the operation: between 20 and 80 € per m² for painting and 4 to 7 €/piece for pretty buttons.
Get a work plan at the top
Nothing is more convenient than a large work plan on which we cook as we please. This essential element is available in multiple thicknesses, can be cut to measure and comes in an infinite variety (or almost): stainless steel, granite, solid wood, quartz, concrete, resin, ceramic, natural stone, glass… The price is therefore highly variable. To get an idea of what a worktop for the kitchen can cost (excluding installation), let’s say that the starting price is 80 €/m² and the maximum price can easily exceed 400 €/m².
Cover the floor tiles
The flooring plays a big part in kitchen remodeling. We can change everything, if we keep a tile that is aging or simply that we find horrible, we will never be satisfied with the end result. Fortunately, there are various solutions for camouflage the tiled floor and transform your kitchen at a lower cost.
- The water-repellent laminate parquet suitable for damp rooms: from €25 to €60/m²,
- The waxed concrete, a must in the field of decoration. Note that there are two types:
- Genuine waxed concrete based on mortar or concrete and possibly a binder. Between 250 and 300 €/m² installation included or around 200 €/m² excluding installation.
- Imitation waxed concrete, a mixture of mineral powder, water, polyurethane resin and additives. From 80 to 130 €/m².
- Linoleum, a flexible covering in PVC or similar (vinyl), easy to install but also to maintain and which is available indefinitely. Its price per square meter depends on its quality:
- Entry-level: from 12 to 30 €,
- Mid-range: 35 to 50 €,
- Top of the range: from €70.
- The epoxy resin, for an exceptional result that brings a very contemporary touch to the kitchen. It is essential today in the field of interior renovation because it allows innumerable possibilities of personalization. We love its color palette and the different possible finishes, glitter, matte, ultra-shiny with a mirror effect… It takes more or less 1.5 kg of epoxy resin to cover 1 m² with a thickness of 1 mm. It may be more advantageous to buy it as a kit, but we recommend entrusting the installation of a resin to a craftsman. Prices on estimate.
These price ranges are out of pose unless we have specifically stated otherwise. If you don’t want to take care of the home-staging to cook, it is quite possible to rely on a professional. The price of labor varies according to the worker, the geographical area, but also the coating chosen, some requiring more technicality than others. Thanks to an online comparator, you can in a few clicks obtain several quotes of the local artisans.
Install a room divider between your kitchen and living room
For those who hesitate between the open US style kitchen and the closed kitchen, there is an unstoppable solution allowing you to open and close your kitchen according to your desires: the room divider, from 1 to 4 leaves, being able to measure up to 6 meters in length. It adapts to all configurations since it is manufactured in a tailor-made workshop. This sliding panel is on the rise because it saves real space and brings personality to the interior decoration. It can be installed in two hours so that you can transform your kitchen in the blink of an eye.
Another very fashionable solution if you want a semi-open kitchen consists in putting a glass brick wall which, like the mobile partition, allows you to enjoy a beautiful light in the kitchen. A more up-to-date version of the glass brick partition consists of installing a splendid canopy. The top…
Finally, to renovate your kitchen at a lower cost, you can take full advantage of online tutorials to learn how to give a second life to recycled furniture: DIY obligatory. It’s trendy and it’s good for the planet, but also for the wallet. And of course we don’t forget to emphasize the luminaires the trendiest.