Interior Design Tips for Your Kitchen that Stretch Your Dollar

There are many things to consider when giving your kitchen a face lift. Cost is often the biggest factor we need to consider when beginning a major interior design renovation, such as remodeling a kitchen. Hiring a designer sounds like an additional price tag that will add to your final dollar sign. The question is, can your designer save you more money than she costs? It’s likely.

Learn how to incorporate your existing kitchen’s best features into your new interior design so you can freshen up your space without breaking the bank.

Cabinetry Hardware

Becky Scott of Aspen Leaf Interior, suggests a great way for a Do-It-Yourselfer to give a kitchen a refreshing new look. Changing out your cabinet hardware gets you a big bang for your buck!

This is an excellent interior design tip that can transform the look of a tired kitchen to more contemporary, rustic, or whimsical look!

Fresh Paint

Olga Adler of Mythic Paint reminds us that paint goes into virtually every kitchen, whether on the walls, the backsplash, or the cabinets and can be an inexpensive way to bring in a more updated look to your interior design.

Consider using a VOC free and non toxic paint. Even after paint dries on the walls, it will still off gas harmful VOCs that are known to cause cancer.

Natural Light

The first thing that came to Certified Kitchen Designer, Susan Serra’s mind is enhancing natural light.

Susan encourages her clients to design in either an open floorplan, large windows, or both to contribute to your well being with natural light every single day.

Hire a Professional

Hire a professional kitchen designer and go through an interview process!

The kitchen is done once, maybe twice in your life so make sure it’s done right. The right professional will know how to save you money, create an original interior design for your space and integrate the kitchen with the rest of your home.

Ugliest Kitchen Contest

We are making remodeling your kitchen with a professional feel extremely affordable!  Enter our Ugliest Kitchen Contest for your chance to win a FREE Professional Kitchen Plan from our very own Patricia Davis Brown!  Click here to learn the contest details.  Be sure to send in your entry before the contest’s deadline of 11:59pm EST on February 29, 2012.

Good luck!

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