When thinking of remodeling your kitchen, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. For most people, the kitchen is one area that usually waits for many years before being updated. It can be a daunting task to remake such a complex space.

Having the time and dedication to completely remodel a kitchen may seem tough, but it doesn’t have to be. Committing to such a project means that you have to be ready to leave the kitchen to the remodelers for a significant period of time. Since you’ll be without a functional kitchen in the interim, you’ll need to plan alternative arrangements.

What many homeowners don’t realize is that a few simple changes that require very little disruption to your daily routine can bring an old kitchen new life. Smaller projects can be tackled one at a time over the course of a longer period, and allow your family full and complete access to your kitchen in the process. However, completing smaller projects not only allows the family to have a semi-normal routine while in the midst of renovations, but it also allows you to manage your money more efficiently. Money can be stretched further and not invest as much capital upfront in large-scale renovations.

By undertaking little changes, you can bring your old kitchen into the present even on a tight budget. Making small design changes or updates to particular areas of your kitchen can allow you to build on the strong points of your existing kitchen, and also add new and exciting design features that can better pull the entire room décor together.

Repainting the walls in your kitchen can be a great way to add new life to an old room design. Adding new and light colors that play off the natural light in the room can make the entire area more inviting and lively. Choosing new wall colors can be a good start. When you complete the painting, you can top it off by choosing new towels, hot pads, placemats, tablecloths, window treatments, and chair cushions that fit your new color scheme. A fresh coat of paint and a few new trimmings can make an old room seem brand new.