Embarking on a home remodeling project is an enjoyable endeavor, but it often comes with substantial costs that can strain your budget. When seeking to achieve a fresh kitchen without breaking the bank, it's crucial to explore cost-effective options. Allow us to present a range of suggestions on how to save money and maximize your budget, enabling you to obtain a stylish and elegant new kitchen without excessive spending.
How To Save
Keep your existing cabinets
If your kitchen cabinets are of good quality and you appreciate their style, consider the option of resurfacing them. The power of color cannot be underestimated, as a simple coat of paint can breathe new life into a previously dull and outdated kitchen. Painting and resurfacing are highly cost-effective approaches that can beautifully transform your kitchen.
Open shelving is something that makes space more interesting and saves money as a plus. Using painted planks for shelving is very functional for displaying dishes that you use every day. It can be hard to combine open shelving with cabinets but if you are creative enough you should go for it, and it is a very efficient for storing dishes if you kitchen is small.
Alternative counter top materials
There are different counter top materials that you can choose form. Granit has been and still is a very popular one, but it can cost too much. If you want this look, you should try island granite. If you like the stone look you should think of laminate. The new laminate can look very much like stone and beginner’s eye can be easily fooled.
Consider the cut out instead of removing a wall
If you want to open the space between dining room and kitchen or family room and kitchen there are better options than removing a whole wall. It might have water pipes or venting or electrical running that will cause some extensive costs, so we suggest an alternative. Cut outs are not only great solution for opening space and saving money but they can be used as counter tops and additional seating.
Keeping appliances in place
Moving electrical and mechanics can be very expensive and floor and sometimes ceiling and walls may need to be repaired. This is something that you might not think of when starting remodeling, but it usually costs a lot.
Remodeling in episodes
If your budget is low, you might want to consider breaking your remodeling conquest into several small projects. This way, you will share your costs and you will have enough time to save for a new remodeling episode.
Check on various island options
New islands for your kitchen can be very expensive. You might think of reusing some old piece of your furniture and old dresser or table can be a very interesting alternative that brings a very unique look into your kitchen. You can save yourself hundreds of dollars this way.
Pay attention to the height. The height of the “island” should be counter top height (36”).
In the light of everything that we previously said, these are some of the best ways to treat yourself with new, beautiful, modern kitchen without spending a fortune on it. Additionally, you can express yourself and your creativity and make the space look unique in very cost effective ways, and you would be happy with new results knowing that you added a personal touch.
These are some of the easiest ways of how to save on your kitchen remodeling.
All in all, we hope that you will have fun remodeling your kitchen and keep your wallet happy as well.