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Kitchen Design On A Dime

If you ever hope to create a kitchen design for your home, there are many things you need to keep in mind. The first and foremost would be your budget. It is so very easy (trust me on this) to go into your local home improvement store and want one of everything, the best ceramic tile flooring, metallic ceiling tiles, Venetian plaster walls, granite countertops on the kitchen island, and top of the line appliances that would make Ivan Trump drool. Okay, so now Im drooling. However, I have champagne taste and a budget that wont even buy a decent can of beer.

My kitchen design idea has to be one that calls for prudence and perceived luxury rather than the expensive kind of luxury that I some daydream of affording (perhaps when the kids graduate college they will help me build my dream kitchen design). There are however, a few things you can do in your kitchen to give it designer jeans flare while wearing poor mans pants. One way you can save a significant amount of money in your kitchen is on the kitchen cabinet. If you choose to buy new doors for your kitchen cabinet rather than replacing the cabinet you will save yourself a great deal of money. Fixtures and door handles are also a great way to make it look as though you have a completely new kitchen design.

If you want another great design idea, try a fresh coat of paint. This is a budget design idea that works great to change the entire look of a kitchen without going to the expense that more extensive changes would create. If you have the floor space, and a little money set aside you may want to build a new kitchen island. This will provide extra countertop space, which is oh so precious in a kitchen as well as a division of the often-limited space of a kitchen. It also divides the room so that if you have small children you can set them up on the opposite side in which you are working and let them have a project of their own. Islands allow for creative storage in addition to the extra countertop space which make them a good bet in any kitchen design.

No matter what your budget, changing your kitchen design can have a profound impact on the level of enjoyment you have in this room that you and your family spend so much time in. Even little changes to this room will have a lasting impact on your enjoyment. Good luck and have fun!