An old refrigerator can bring down the look of a kitchen quickly, but replacing a perfectly functional appliance just does not make since. Luckily, you can remodel your old refrigerator on just about any budget. So why live with an ugly old refrigerator when you can use one of these simple options to get a brand new look for hundreds less than buying a new refrigerator.
Before you do anything, the first thing you must do is clean out your old refrigerator. Not just a quick wipe down, think detailing. Take everything out, defrost the freezer and scrub every inch of that refrigerator. Dirt and grime is something that builds up over time, no matter how clean you are. It is this dirt that can add years to the look of your appliances. Think about what your refrigerator looked like when you first brought it into your home and try to make it look as close to that as possible. It may take some time, but it is well worth the effort.
Determine your Budget
Next you are going to need to decide how much you can spend to remodel your old refrigerator. A remodel can be done for as little as $25 for a paint remodel or as much as $400 for new stainless steel panels. It is all up to you and how much you want to spend. No matter your budget, however, you can get a great new look for your old refrigerator.
This is one of the cheapest ways to remodel your refrigerator. Simply purchase a few cans of white or black appliance spray paint, depending on the look you are going for. Then sand down your refrigerator and start applying light coats according to the directions on the package. Just make sure you protect the area around where you are painting and ensure the room is well ventilated. The result should be a practically new refrigerator for only around $25.
Stainless Steel Film
If you are wanting the look of stainless steel but do not have the $300+ it would cost to get an all new panel, consider applying a stainless steel film to your refrigerator. The cost of supplies runs between $50-$100 depending on the amount of film you need. Better still, applying this low cost option is as easy as wrapping a box. Though you can do this by yourself, it is always helpful to have an extra set of hands when doing this project.
Depending on what finish you want your new panel to be, the cost can be between $100-$400. Though this is the most expensive option, the outside of your refrigerator will literally be brand new. Get the model number for your refrigerator and order the panels you need directly from the manufacturer. Then simply remove the old panel and install the new one according to the manufacturer’s directions.
By using one of these three options, you can get the look of a new refrigerator for much less than purchasing one. So, what are you waiting for? Start cleaning that refrigerator and get your supplies together to give your old refrigerator a complete remodel.