Kitchen remodeling projects can be stressful. There are a lot of decisions to make and unexpected setbacks to deal with. That said, it's not impossible to complete a kitchen remodel within the agreed-upon timeline. And if you need to change something along the way, you can do so without completely distorting the entire timeline.
Here are some changes you can make that might not derail the project too much.
Change Your Cabinet Pulls or Knobs
If you want to switch up your cabinets and drawers, opting for new cabinet pulls or knobs is one of the fastest and easiest ways to do it. You only need to unscrew and replace the old hardware with the new one.
You can find various options online in all different styles, sizes, and materials — from classic brass knobs to modern matte black handles — so you're sure to find something that fits with the look you're going for. Plus, this change shouldn't take more than a couple of hours and can be done while the rest of the kitchen renovation is underway.
Swap Out Your Backsplash
The backsplash behind your countertops often makes up a significant portion of the overall kitchen aesthetic. It's also relatively easy to change — all you need to do is remove the old tile, clean up any leftover adhesive, and install the new one.
Finding more cost-effective alternatives, such as peel-and-stick tiles or faux stone panels, is also possible. These can help you cut down on expenses and installation time, so you don't have to worry about derailing the timeline. Just keep in mind that if you opt for any tile work (like subway tiles), it will require some extra installation time due to grouting and other finishing touches, such as edging pieces.
Paint Over Existing Cabinets
Painting over existing cabinets is another great way to switch things up without starting from scratch with new cabinetry altogether. However, you have to properly prep before beginning this process.
Start by sanding down surfaces and priming them first for the paint job to last longer and look its best. This part of the process can be a bit time-consuming, but if it's done correctly, you should end up with a surface that can hold up against wear and tear.
Once all that is done, though, painting shouldn't take more than a few days at most, depending on how large your space is. Try to stick with neutral colors so you don't have to worry about it going out of style anytime soon.
Ask your kitchen remodeling contractor for more details.