Kitchen Makeover Ideas on a Budget

The kitchen is the center of your home. It’s a space that needs to be highly functional, but also has the potential to be both beautiful and comfortable. So it’s easy to see the importance of the overall design and aesthetic of your kitchen!

Remodeling your kitchen can be a little bit daunting. The good news is, there are a number of kitchen renovations you can choose from that range from easy to a full overhaul of your space. We’ve put together a guide to some different kitchen makeover ideas to help you find the option that best fits your budget and your timeline.


Cheap and Easy Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Looking to make some changes in your kitchen without breaking the bank? Here are several ideas for easy kitchen makeovers that are quick and less expensive – perfect for the DIY enthusiast.

You don’t need a demolition team to get a completely new look for your kitchen cabinets. Repainting or refinishing your cabinet doors is a great way to completely makeover your kitchen’s look and color scheme. Start by selecting a new wood stain or paint color that reflects your kitchen’s new aesthetic. You may also want to consider updating the kitchen hardware with new handles and doorknobs to complete the look.

Another way to refresh your kitchen is to pick out some new rug runners. Whether your kitchen flooring is tile, laminate, or vinyl, adding area rug runners to your cooking space adds an extra layer of comfort for your feet while you prepare a meal or wash the dishes.

Karavia Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug on Kitchen Floor
Karavia 1X Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

Many lighting upgrades are an easy DIY project, as well. Swapping in a new light fixture over your kitchen table or counter can shake up the look of the room. If your kitchen does not already have under cabinet lighting, you can also

Upgrading your backsplash can also refresh the look of your kitchen. Many kitchen backsplash tiles, especially for smaller tiles, come in sheets, making them easy to self-install. For more ideas on upgrading your kitchen backsplash, check out our blog here.

Cecily Pattern Mosaic Natural Stone Kitchen Backsplash
Cecily Pattern Mosaic Natural Stone in Cecily, available at Avalon Flooring


Morning Fog Highland Park 3×6 Glossy Crackle Finish Subway Tile Kitchen Counter
Highland Park 3×6 Glossy Crackle Finish Subway Tile in Morning Fog, available at Avalon Flooring


Another element that immediately catches your eye when you walk into the kitchen is your countertop. Upgrading your countertop and changing up the look can have a substantial effect on your kitchen’s aesthetic – and it doesn’t have to require an installation project! Countertop vinyls and paints can makeover your kitchen’s look with a lower cost and effort involved.


Bigger Kitchen Remodeling Projects

If you’re ready to make a bigger splash in your kitchen renovation, we have some great ideas for how you can give your kitchen a fuller makeover and a brand new look.

One of the most important components of your kitchen is the flooring. Your kitchen floor needs to be able to stand up to spills and mess, while still tying the look and color scheme of the room together. Consider upgrading your kitchen floor to a new ceramic or porcelain tile.

Gray Arte 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 Patterned Tile Kitchen Flooring
Arte 9 3/4 x 9 3/4 Patterned Tile in Gray, available at Avalon Flooring


Terra Kotto 2 1/2 x 10 Brick Tile Kitchen Flooring
Kotto 2 1/2 x 10 Brick Tile in Terra, available at Avalon Flooring

If you want a different look for your kitchen, consider a wood-look tile to keep that functionality while creating a modern look.

Gray Coastal Wood 6×33 Wood Plank Tile Kitchen Flooring
Coastal Wood 6×33 Wood Plank Tile in Gray, available at Avalon Flooring


Laminate and vinyl flooring options can also be durable options for the kitchen floor. With laminate or vinyl, you can also achieve a wood look for your kitchen floor, or get a natural stone look in your kitchen with vinyl.

Valonia COREtec Stone 18×36 Vinyl Tile Kitchen Flooring
COREtec Stone 18×36 Vinyl Tile in Valonia, available at Avalon Flooring


No kitchen is complete without window treatments. Investing in new window treatments like shutters for a kitchen window or shades for a sliding glass door will transform the look of your space while also providing privacy and light control.

Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters on Kitchen Windows
Palm Beach Polysatin Shutters, available at Avalon Flooring
Vignette Modern Roman Shades on Kitchen Windows
Vignette Modern Roman Shades, available at Avalon Flooring

For other things you should consider when deciding on kitchen renovations, check out our blog here. If you’re ready to jump into your kitchen makeover, stop by one of our showrooms today for assistance from our talented team!