The average cost of renovating a kitchen in Australia is around $20,000 and it's $10,000 if you’re doing a budget renovation which is still a lot of money.

Building materials are the biggest factor that will affect your renovation project, along with kitchen appliances. So it is helpful when setting up your budget to decide what kinds of materials or appliances you want to use.

If you’re thinking of updating your kitchen’s style and overall function but you’re worried that you might break your limited budget, here are some ideas you for an easy and affordable kitchen renovations.

Paint is the solution

Paint may be cheap but don’t underestimate how a simple fresh coat of paint can change the overall style and feel of a room. You are not limited to painting just the walls of your kitchen, you can also opt to paint the cupboards, old tiles, or even your outdated dining table and chairs. Just make sure to do your research before applying the paint to ensure that the outcome is good and long-lasting.

Lighting can make a huge difference

Lighting can make a dramatic difference to your kitchen. Fashionable lighting fixtures at the moment include pendant lights which can add an elegant and modern feel in the kitchen, display cabinet lighting that can add extra oomph to your display, and swing arm lamps that you can easily move according to your preference. Just make sure to hire an electrician for any electrical work as this can be dangerous and illegal if it’s done DIY.

Flooring can be stylish and functional at the same time

Flooring can be pricey depending on the size of the kitchen and the materials you decide to use. There are stick-on floors that is affordable, easy to install, durable, and good for frequently wet areas which you can also use in your bathroom. You can also opt to use laminate floorboards for another budget-friendly option.

Knock down a wall to open up a space

Does it feel like your kitchen space is too small? If it’s possible to knock down the wall that is separating the dining room or the living room from the kitchen, then knocking it down could be a good idea to open up a space. Make sure that there is no wiring that will be affected when removing the wall. You can hire experts to do this.

A kitchen renovation is a great way to increase the value of your property. Renovating it doesn’t need to be expensive, you just need to think outside the box.