Kitchens on a Budget: Easy Remodeling Tips for Under $7,000 in 2021/2022


Cheap doesn’t necessarily mean poor quality, especially when it comes to kitchens. There are ways you can bring a new life into your kitchen even on a tight budget. You need to take into consideration that kitchen cabinet prices went up in the past year due to the increased raw material cost and freight rates that went up tremendously. However, if you’re willing to do some things yourself, like measurements and installations, you will save thousands of dollars on kitchen remodeling!


With the right planning, cheap kitchens can look fabulous!
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There is so much you can do with just a little bit of creativity! Today we take a look at the best ways to achieve your dream kitchen while keeping the costs down.

Plan Your Kitchen Remodel Thoroughly


The tighter the budget, the more detailed planning you have to do. Ask yourself, do you really need to start from scratch or do you just seed some clever updates that can change the vibe of your kitchen? It is important to know your budget and have an idea of the end result.


Don’t be in a hurry and wait for promotions rather than paying the full price. With a tight budget you will have to do most of the things yourself, so be prepared to work hard and plan your days well. We promise all the hard work will pay off in the end!

Start With the Cabinets


The first thing you should do is to replace your old and damaged kitchen cabinets. Consider the budget between $2500-$3000 but factor in additional expenses like handles and faucets. If you can, try to install the cabinets yourself. That way you will save a lot of money. White cabinets are the perfect choice for kitchens on a budget as they make a perfect canvas for designing your kitchen in any style.


Check out these white shaker cabinets at Nelson Cabinetry that will perfectly fit your new kitchen. Take advantage of the free 3D kitchen design tool so you can have a visual representation of your kitchen.


White cabinets are a perfect choice if you’re on a tight budget
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If you’re happy with your kitchen cabinets, consider replacing the door handles. We made this amazing guide on choosing the perfect door handles for your kitchen!

Choosing a Cheap but Stylish Sink


Kitchen sinks come in many different shapes and styles, but for a high quality and low cost option you should consider a stainless steel sink. The cost of buying and installing a stainless steel sink can range anywhere from $300 to $1000. If you’re afraid that your stainless steel will come across as boring, choosing a stylish tap will change the whole vibe of your kitchen.

Time to Refresh Your Flooring


This may be just the right time to refresh your kitchen flooring. Flooring costs depend on square feet and material. Ideally, you might choose perfect kitchen floor tiles, but these can easily go over your budget. Consider laminate flooring or vinyl flooring designs as both of them can mimic kitchen tiles or wood flooring.

Install New Lighting


New lighting can change the look and feel of your entire kitchen. Ideally, you should have task lights on cabinets and countertops, but consider installing big ceiling lights that will make a statement. Hang them over a table to provide both task and mood lighting.

Decorate Your Kitchen


There are so many cheap and easy ways to decorate your kitchen. For example, you can paint your kitchen cabinets, make a hanging rail, turn a door into a noticeboard, add wallpapers to walls or even a fridge, buy fun accessories and so much more. Have fun and get creative when decorating your kitchen!



Remodeling your kitchen doesn’t always have to be expensive. Today we showed you some things you can do for under $5,000 that will bring a new life to your kitchen. Start with cabinets as they are the most prominent part of your kitchen, choose a stylish sink and tap, change the mood of your kitchen with new flooring and lighting and play with accessories until your dream kitchen becomes reality. Stay tuned because we will have more tips for you soon!