Home renovations can become extensive. Revamping your house can cost thousands of dollars and take several months of hard labor, and many of us just don't have the extra cash to do all the updates that we would like. One reddit user named Eliza took on the task of redoing her entire kitchen with the budget of only $100. Although this may sound impossible, with two weekends of hard work and a little determination, this woman was able to transform her kitchen into something quite lovely. The result is stunning, and may motivate you to do a little updating yourself!
Eliza Was Extremely Unhappy With The State Of Her Kitchen
She was upset by the state of her kitchen, but didn't want to make any changes due to her messy roommate. After two years her roommate moved out, and she decided to get going on her kitchen updates.
It Was Time To Tackle The Mess
Once Eliza's roommate moved out, she had to disinfect the entire kitchen. This took some heavy elbow grease, and once it was properly cleaned, it was time to get to work. She started by painting the inside of the dreary cabinets.
The Rest Of The Room Had To Be Painted
Eliza then sanded everything down and got to painting. It was super tough to get the grease off of all the surfaces, but she was glad she finally did it.
She Had To Choose Her New Flooring
Eliza wanted to update the kitchen floor, but she didn't want to go overboard. She stuck to her budget and purchased flooring that cost less than $1 per square foot from Lowes.
Designing The Floor Was A Bit Time-Consuming
Eliza decided to cut each plank of flooring and create a stylish pattern. Her floor vision was coming to life right in front of her eyes.
Cutting The Planks Became Its Own Project
Here Eliza shows what her cutting station looked like for creating the floor. Cutting each plank became frustrating and meticulous, but she made it through the long process.
Prepping The Floor Was Almost Repulsive
Eliza didn't realize how disgusting the baseboards of her old floor were, and it required her to get up close and personal with bugs and grime when preparing to put down the new and improved flooring.
Out With The Old, In With The New Flooring
Eliza and her boyfriend decided that sticking the new planks directly on top of the new vinyl was the best option. It was cost-effective and less work, and it made sense since Eliza was simply renting the apartment.
Eliza Was Getting Closer To Her Dream Kitchen
The flooring was coming along with a little work and ingenuity, and the next step was to tackle the issue of the nasty baseboards. She knew just what to do.
She Solved Her Baseboard Dilemma
Eliza decided to glue the baseboards to the brick, and she was able to completely cover the old vinyl flooring. It was almost time to put on the finishing touches.
There Were Gaps In The Flooring
Eliza realized there were small gaps in the new flooring, and she couldn't find much information on the Internet on how to fill them in. She decided to buy a bottle of brown caulking for $3 and she quickly fixed the flooring.
The Floor Was Looking More Cohesive
Eliza was the first to admit it wasn't 100% flawless, but the brown caulking definitely improved the appearance of the floor. Her kitchen was finally looking how she envisioned it when she began her project.
It Was Time For The Big Reveal!
It is like night and day. No more dreary, stained cabinets and kitchen floor. The room no longer has a yellow hue, but a bright and welcoming blue color. The floor is new and improved, and Eliza is pretty happy with the job.
Eliza States That She Isn't Completely Finished
She knows that her kitchen has come a long way from where she started, but she isn't ready to throw in the towel just yet. She still wants to fix the paint job eventually.
The Affordable Revamp Of Her Kitchen Is Inspiring
With only two weekends and $100 spent, this kitchen is looking pretty chic. Eliza's new kitchen can inspire many of us to get going on the home improvements we have in mind!
Eliza's kitchen renovations are budget-friendly and seriously inspiring. Be sure to SHARE this with your family and friends! It's time to get going on those home improvements.