Project Guide

Affordable Kitchen Updates

1
REFINISH KITCHEN CABINETS
Refinish kitchen cabinets - Affordable Kitchen Updates
  • Renew the life of your existing wood or laminate cabinetry by painting or refinishing them. 
  • You can also hire The Home Depot Home Services to refresh your cabinets
2
PAINT YOUR WALLS
Paint your walls - Affordable Kitchen Updates
  • Giving your walls a facelift changes the look and feel of your kitchen. 
  • You can go for a drastic change with a completely different color choice for your walls, or go subtle with newly painted borders and accents. 
  • Even just a fresh coat of your kitchen’s current paint color can brighten up the room to repair any fading or stains that have accumulated over time.
3
REPLACE AN OLD FAUCET
Replace an old leaky faucet - Affordable Kitchen Updates
  • A new high-efficiency faucet will reduce your water bill while conserving water. 
  • Look for a style you love, since a faucet is one of the most-used fixtures in any kitchen.
4
GET A NEW SINK
Get a new sink - Affordable Kitchen Updates

Look for features like dual, triple or extra-deep basins and integral chopping boards, especially if you're an avid cook or aspire to become one.

5
INSTALL A GARBAGE DISPOSAL
Install garbage disposal - Affordable Kitchen Updates
  • Reduce the amount of kitchen waste you create by installing an under-sink garbage disposal unit. 
  • Finely chopping food waste and flushing it down the drain will reduce the volume and odor of your trash.
6
INSTALL A NEW DISHWASHER
Install new dishwasher - Affordable Kitchen Updates

Installing a new Energy Star-rated dishwasher cuts hot water use to save you energy while fighting messy sink clutter — or the visual distraction and higher energy consumption of a dated-looking older appliance.

7
MAKEOVER YOUR FRIDGE
Make over your fridge - Affordable Kitchen Updates

If it's too much of a budget strain to replace this major appliance, consider giving your fridge a new look with spray paint or metallic contact paper.

8
REPLACE THE COUNTERTOPS
Replace the countertops - Affordable Kitchen Updates
  • Replace heavily stained, chipped or scratched countertops for a fresh look. 
  • Butcher block, stone, composite, stainless steel and laminate are all great options that will instantly update your space.
9
LIGHTEN UP
Lighten up - Affordable Kitchen Updates

Brighten up for a more cheerful, efficient kitchen. Swap tired-looking lighting and put new overheads and pendants on dimmer switches to improve ambience and energy efficiency.

10
UPDATE FLOORING
Lighten up - Affordable Kitchen Updates
  • Get a new floor in less than one weekend with click-in floating laminate flooring, which you can take with you if you move. 
  • Or put down a runner or area rug to increase visual appeal and comfort underfoot.