When pondering your next design decision, do you ever ask yourself WWBD (What Would Bobby Do)? Well today, you’re about to find out! We’re breaking down four budgets – and telling you exactly how Bobby would use it to get the biggest bang for your buck in the kitchen.
Kitchen improvements may seem like one of the most costly updates you can make to your home. But you might be surprised how even a modest budget can lead to a big impact. Focusing on a single material or item is the key to giving your kitchen more visual appeal, and the best way to make the most of every dollar.
Keep scrolling to see the kitchen improvements Bobby would make with four different budgets.
WHAT TO DO…With $50
$50 can go further than you think. (Seriously!) With a D.I.Y. attitude and a day or two of labor, you’ll be on your way to a whole new look. Here are 3 of Bobby’s best ideas for bringing in some serious style on a tight budget.
- PAINT YOUR CABINETS
For the most dramatic change, opt for giving your cabinets a new coat of paint. Whether you go light, dark or a shade in-between, no other improvement will have more of a visual impact on your space. Check out this guide for how to get started, and see 8 other ideas for updating your cabinets HERE.
- REMOVE UPPER CABINET DOORS
Love the look of open shelving? You can easily re-create it with existing upper cabinets by simply removing the doors. It’s also an excellent way to make a dated kitchen feel a lot more modern – and all you need is a screwdriver!
- CHANGE UP FLOORING
If your kitchen flooring is less than ideal, you can even make a change underfoot by adding peel and stick tile right over your existing floors. While we love a classic black and white checkerboard, there are lots of options that will give you an easy upgrade. Read more about peel and stick tile and how to install it HERE.
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WHAT TO DO…With $100
Have $100 on hand? Then you have just the right amount to add an item that will improve functionality (and get plenty of use).
WHAT TO DO…With $500
$500 can easily shed new light or brighten things up in your kitchen – and bring in a unique piece that can show off your design personality.
- UPDATE YOUR LIGHTING
Adding shine to your kitchen is as easy as installing new lighting, whether it’s pendants above an island or wall sconces over a sink. While adding visual interest, lighting can also improve the feel and function of your space. Check out even more lighting upgrade options HERE.
WHAT TO DO…With $1,000
A bigger budget means bigger changes. So spend your dollars on an item that will take your kitchen to the next level – and serve you for many years to come.
- ADD A NEW COUNTERTOP
Yes, replacing countertops is definitely a larger endeavor (and a bigger investment). But it can also have a big pay-off. Counters can totally transform a kitchen – and even improve the resale value of your home. For cost-effective options, we recommend choosing a pre-made butcher block or super durable quartz that can be cut to fit, both of which have a timeless quality and work in lots of different spaces. See more info on replacing countertops HERE.