Glass subway tile samples used in kitchen backsplashes and quartz samples for countertopsSo you’re tired of your kitchen design and want an updated look, but don’t want to spend the money on a big renovation, with an average bill of $18,500. Instead of a full kitchen remodel, there are a few budget friendly upgrades that will still get a great return on your investment.


Having your cabinets painted will give your kitchen the facelift it needs. You can brighten up and enlarge the look of the space by choosing a lighter color or give it some character with a pop of color.  You can also change style of your kitchen from traditional to modern, or rustic to country cottage, by simply changing the color of the cabinets. This can be tricky, though, depending on the material of your cabinets and the type of paint you use, so make sure to hire a professional.


Another low-cost kitchen update is having a new backsplash installed. The amount of area that needs to be covered is minimal compared to countertops or floors, so you can opt for a nicer material that will stand out and give your kitchen a high-end look. Provide contrast between the backsplash and other kitchen facades, but also make sure it flows well and is cohesive with the new design you are working towards.


Finally, no kitchen renovation is complete without a few new accessories. Modernizing outdated lighting fixtures and facets will make a big difference. And changing out hardware and adding new small appliances or dish towels that go with your theme will help complete the look.


As you are making plans, feel free to give us a call. As professional kitchen remodelers and designers we guide you through choosing the right materials and making the best changes to help prevent costly mistakes. Some updates may seem easy, but can become a hassle and dangerous if done incorrectly. A kitchen remodel can be a great way to liven up a tired room, and it doesn’t have to break the bank.



If you’re ready for some small kitchen upgrades give us a call. At RJ Wright Design & Build we can provide the guidance, design and installation that fits your needs and budget. Call or click here for a quote!