11 Ways to Save on a Kitchen Redo
#9: Dress up with details
Accents, such as a tile backsplash, add loads of character for little cost. "For an average backsplash, you'll need 30 square feet of tile or less," Zaveloff says. "You can usually find great deals on tile, often for $5 a square foot."
Pictured: Reversible melamine wall panels (solid color on one side, pattern on the other) resist grease and heat. Fastbo Series, $12.99 per 24x16 7/8 inch panel; $9.99 for aluminum rails to secure.