How do I remodel my small kitchen on a budget?


My lack of cabinet and counter space is annoying. I need to find an inexpensive way to remodel. I hate that shelf! Please help.

q how do i remodel my small kitchen on a budget

The shelf is a pain. I hit my head on it a lot.

q how do i remodel my small kitchen on a budget

No space for anything.

q how do i remodel my small kitchen on a budget

I need to redo and add cabinets.

  5 answers
  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Aug 24, 2018

    Besides a complete removal and replacement of your cabinets I think there are definitely some things you could do that would help. The space above your upper cabinets right now could be utilized for long term storage of appliances, dishes etc. that you don't use very often.

    Around the refrigerator looks like a great opportunity to add storage. I would move the refrigerator over to right beside the doorway and then in the space between it and the wall build a rolling pantry the height and depth of the refrigerator.

    Above the refrigerator then you could build an upper cabinet all the way to the ceiling and all the way across the top of the refrigerator and the pantry.

    That open shelf you hate could be replace with prettier open shelving that runs across above the stove as well. I would actually put in two shelves one above the other to really utilize your vertical storage.

    Hope that helps, good luck!

  • Judy Judy on Aug 24, 2018

    We went to the local homedepot and Lowe’s and looks for damaged shelves. Like something that won’t show. You can get a great discount!

  • Sheila Avery Sheila Avery on Aug 24, 2018

    Very helpful. Thank you

  • Vondie Vondie on Aug 24, 2018

    I, too, have a mini-kitchen. Just an idea is to paint the cabinets a lighter color. Will brighten up that area lots. Storage exiss above your fridge & on the wall where the one shelf already is, think vertical. Peg board(s) hung on one wall may provide an area to hang utensils, small lids etc. to free up some of your counter & cabinet space which you can store larger items, in cabinets. Do you own or are you renting? Only asking as some landlords don't allow renovations but if you own the place there's lots you can do. Vertical storage is great. Best of luck!

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    • Vondie Vondie on Aug 25, 2018

      Best of luck to you. Creativity helps in small spaces, I watch a few of the make-over home shows to get ideas, too.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Aug 24, 2018

    I can't tell what's to the right of your fridge. Looks like plenty of space to add a tall book shelf, or premade tall cabinet. Check out Ikea. Maybe you can find space on counter for the microwave. Then make better shelving design on the stove wall. Maybe even find a rolling island that can be stored next to the stove, and rolled out for extra prep and storage. Of course eliminate anything, you never use.