Low Cost Ideas for Kitchen Island Remodeling

Remodeling your kitchen can change the whole aspect of your home. But even if you do the remodeling work yourself, it can cost anywhere from $5,000 to $26,000 according to the Cost Helper website. If you do not have that kind of budget, then consider inexpensive remodeling ideas for your kitchen island. Giving your kitchen island a new look will affect the d├ęcor of your kitchen in general, at a fraction of the cost of remodeling a full kitchen.


Before you go out to buy latex or semi-gloss paint to use on your Kitchen Island, you should devote time to planning your paint job first. Find a color scheme that matches the rest of your kitchen or find a color scheme that would fit in your kitchen. Remove as many pieces and components from your island as possible to make sure you are going to paint the entire island. Use a primer to help the paint stick to the slippery surface or take the time to sand the existing finish.


Panels comes in a variety of designs and colors, which makes it a viable option for a kitchen island project. Wood paneling is a form of thick paneling that can look good on the surface of the island. It can cover the entire island base with a new cladding surface, or you can choose only select parts. Consider changing the island hardware to improve the look of the new panels.

Little changes

Sometimes a combination of small economical changes can combine for a significant impact on your kitchen island. If you have doors to your island cabinets, then consider creating an open island design by removing the doors. If your island does not have a towel rail, then install one, or, if you do not already have one, then install a second rack on the other side of the island. Put small shelves at each end of the island or a wire rack for additional storage space.


Replace the existing top with an inexpensive laminate counter that looks like marble or granite. Instead of replacing the countertop, you can paint any color you would like. To paint a kitchen countertop, start with a primer coat that is neutral. A kit for painting a kitchen countertop comes with two substances that are mixed together to create an epoxy. Apply the epoxy to the dry primer and give it 24 hours to dry.