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Kitchen remodeling in a down economy – part 2.

In the next part of the series, I show you four more ideas to refresh your kitchen on a budget.

Replace the kitchen floor

Besides the countertop and the cabinets, the floor is the third element which determines the look of your kitchen. You need to be careful on floor choice though – kitchen floors need to be durable to resist to the tear and wear you will subject it to. If you don’t have a ton of money to spend, you can choose stone (again, local sourcing will help you), tiles or vinyl. If you like wood better, get laminate or engineered hardwood floor. Probably hardwood is   better, as laminate does not really like water that much.

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Tip of the day: Reface your cabinets

So you want a brand new kitchen without the hassle and expense of remodeling? Why not give your kitchen a brand new look? A great way to do this is refacing your kitchen cabinets – at about third the cost of a new cabinet, refacing is a very affordable makeover for your kitchen.

Kitchen cabinet before refacingKitchen cabinet after refacing

Besides this is maybe the less expensive option for remodeling your kitchen, cabinet refacing does have some unique advantages. It offers long-lasting results with only a small inconvenience, but you’ll still be able to choose from a number of cabinetry styles. Though it may cost slightly more than a $2,000 to $4,000 refinishing or repainting job, kitchen cabinet refacing is usually completed in a few days and won’t leave all those chemical smells.If you are looking to fix up your kitchen within a tight budget and want to spend your home improvement dollars the most wisely, cabinet refacing could be the perfect solution for you.