Are you looking upgrade your kitchen? Well there are certainly ways to go about this with out breaking the bank and if you are some what handy, you can do these projects with out hiring a contractor. New cabinets or counter tops can run you well over 10k so here are a couple ways to upgrade with out having to part with your hard earned money.
The new look for kitchens is having painted cabinets. If you are ambitious enough it can be easily done with a paint brush, roller or even a cheap spray gun, a roll of painters tape and some light weight plastic. There are a variety of different paints and colors you can use and even glaze your own cabinets! If you are unsure that this is a project you can tackle just hop on YouTube and check out some how to videos. Make sure you use the proper paint otherwise it will chip and scratch easily. It isn’t as hard as you may think but does consume a lot of time.
Another great way, which here at Ota Construction we personally love the look and love to do, is to have a tile backsplash installed. This is a project that can be easily done. All you need for tools is a tape measure, a 3/16″ or 1/4″ v-notch tile trowel, big sponges, a couple mop buckets, a grout trowel, a utility knife and (the only expensive one which you can rent from Home Depot) is a tile saw. There are so many varieties of tile back splashes to choose from but the new trend is the 1″x1″ or 3/4″x2″ tile sheets. They usually come in a 12″x12″ sheet and are very easy to install. These sheets can range anywhere from $4 to $50 a sheet. If you go with a $10 sheet, which is very nice, the average kitchen is about $300 in tile, plus thin-set and grout. We would suggest using a pre mixed thinset, like a mastic. It is easier to use, it can be resealed so less waste and holds the tile in place better when installing. Also use a non sanded grout, much easier to work with and suggested for grout lines under a quarter inch wide. You can find all of these components at Home Depot, Lowes or any tile distributor.
If you do not have time time or ambition to do these projects, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to give you a great price.