Cheap Ways to Revamp Your St. Louis Kitchen

Lisa Loveless
Lisa Loveless
Published on February 3, 2021

If you went through the winter holidays cursing your St. Louis kitchen, maybe it’s time to decide, once and for all, to do something about it. Especially if you don’t plan on selling anytime soon, at least make it more pleasant to work in.

Don’t worry about this costing a fortune, because I’ve tried to stick to changes that will be impressive, yet cost little and you can do them yourself.

What color is your St. Louis kitchen?

A fresh coat of paint works wonders in every room of the house, but in your St. Louis kitchen, it can make even the appliances feel newer than they are.

If you think you’ll be selling the home this year or next, use a neutral shade and work with the natural lighting in your St. Louis home.

For example, light colors with cool tones work best when there isn’t a lot of light coming in through the windows. You can get away with warmer tones when there is more natural light.

To get a better handle on warm and cool paint tones, check out the guide at paintzen.com.

Still not sure about the color you want to brighten up your St. Louis home? Take a look at this tool from Sherwin-Williams. This “color visualizer” will make the choice more fun and allow you to visualize your finished work.

Kitchen cabinets in your St. Louis home

You can easily update the style of your St. Louis kitchen with new drawer pulls and knobs. The selection of kitchen cabinet hardware you’ll find online and in brick and mortar, home improvement stores is amazing. To get you started, check out:

If you have a little more money to spend, consider new cabinet facings. This allows you to transform the appearance of your cabinets without replacing the entire cabinet.

Get kitchen cabinet refacing project tips at This Old House.

Finally, consider repainting your kitchen cabinets. Although it’s a time-consuming project (unless you have help), it’s not difficult and it will freshen up your kitchen.

You’ll find walkthroughs online at:

Prefer a video tutorial? Check out this list at YouTube.com.

St. Louis Kitchen countertops

Hate your Formica (laminate) countertops but not blessed with the money it will cost to install new granite or quartz?

Resurface them. It’s one of the most popular DIY kitchen projects and, yes, it’s time-consuming, but an easy job for the DIYer.

Several companies manufacture countertop refinishing kits in a number of finishes, from faux granite to cement to merely painted. Take a look at what’s on offer at:

St. Louis Kitchen lighting

Light fixtures often don’t get the attention they deserve. But new lights can make an extreme difference in your kitchen.

If you have the budget to replace your fixtures, aim to do all of them at once. If not, a single fixture will work. If the kitchen lacks task lighting, such as over the counters or stove, start there.

Home Staging is no longer an option when selling your home in the St. Louis real estate market. Studies have shown that a Staged home sells faster and for money.

** Lisa Loveless is an Accredited Home Stager Realtor call her today to being your St. Louis Staging consultation before you decide to sell your St. Louis home.  All sellers receive a Staging consultation from Lisa Loveless.

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