Remodeling your kitchen can change the look and feel of your entire home. When planning for a makeover, six basic steps transform your old kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams.

PAINT

This is one easy step, and it’s fairly inexpensive too. Neutral colors are always great because you can accent them with accessories such as wall decor or curtains in a bold hue. Remember that neutral colors are ideal if you decide to sell your home.

LIGHTING

Probably one of the most overlooked, but least expensive, changes is kitchen lighting. New lighting options not only impact the look of your kitchen, but they can also make a dramatic impact on your color schemes and brightness, depending on your choice of lighting styles.

CABINETS

Another change that will transform your kitchen is painting or replacing your cabinets. You can take the small budget route by painting your current cabinets or paint and replace the doors. If your budget allows, replace the cabinets completely.

APPLIANCES

The next update to your kitchen is to replace appliances. Most homeowners don’t know that the biggest savings happen when you purchase all of your appliances at once. The savings is huge, and the impact on your kitchen is remarkable.

COUNTERTOPS

Changing your countertops can be one of the most expensive makeover steps, but the options for colors and styles are almost endless. A variety of granite and corian colors can fit any design or budget, and replacing your sink will compliment new countertops as well.

FLOORING

We saved the most expensive change for the end of this list. But don’t be too alarmed because there are a wide range of price points in tile, wood and vinyl flooring. Even the most reasonable vinyl flooring resembles tile, giving you the complete dream makeover.

The kitchen is an important place in your home, so don’t underestimate the power of transformation. Remodeling gives you a more contemporary look and improves your home value. It could even reinvigorate you for the duties of entertaining ahead in the coming holiday seasons.