Social Media KitchenWe all know that a full-fledged kitchen update costs thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars.  However, it’s pretty simple to freshen up a dated kitchen with a little paint, new hardware and a weekend’s worth of work.

Here’s how it adds up:

Primer, Paint, Small Brush & Roller: $75-$100: We recommend starting with a primer designed for going over wood cabinet doors and frames, and a ceramic enamel paint (like Graham Aqua Borne Ceramic Satin Enamel) that stands up to a lot of use. A high-quality paint will save you in the long run.

Cabinet Hardware: $130: There are a wide range of prices when it comes to cabinet hardware, but by sticking to simple, brushed nickel pulls and hinges, you can keep the cost to around $130 for a 10’x10’ kitchen. If your kitchen is smaller, you’ll spend even less.

Sandpaper, screwdriver: $10

Total project cost: $240

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