When you’re investing in a kitchen remodeling project, you want to make sure that you add value to your home and save money where you can. Kitchen remodeling costs can add up so quickly that your budget can seem unrealistic.
Hire A Designer
If you’re planning to do more than just painting the cabinets or replacing the countertops during your kitchen remodel, don’t skimp by not hiring a professional kitchen designer to create a design plan. The pros can help you budget wisely, avoid mistakes, make the space beautiful and functional, and open doors to new and specialized resources. In the long run, hiring a designer saves you time and money.
Furthermore, after you and your designer agree on a plan for your kitchen remodel, decide on everything that you will want in your kitchen. One thing that often sends a budget spiraling out of control is a homeowner selecting products during the renovation. If a product is backordered, you an be stuck making a difficult decision: pick a different item that is sometimes pricier, or wait for their original choice. Make sure you pre-order the items that you insist on having in your kitchen so this problem doesn’t occur.
Hide Outdated Cabinets
Bright white can hide outdated cabinet designs. One of the biggest expenses in any kitchen renovation is new cabinets. If your cabinets are in decent shape, consider keeping them and just give them a new look. Painting cabinets bright white can really do wonders outdated cabinets. Reinventing the kitchen cabinets that you already have can save you quite a bit of money. You can always add some fun hardware to give them an edge.
Doors Conceal Outdated Cabinets
If your cabinets are too outdated and you can’t see salvaging them, think about whipping them into shape with new cabinet doors. Take good measurements of your current cabinet doors and check out some online sites that sell customizable cabinet doors. Find ones that you fancy that will conform with your current cabinet structure and measurements. This will give you a new look for a fraction of the price.
Let there be Light!
Turn the heat up on style in your cooking space with kitchen light fixtures. Updating your kitchen’s lighting is a “bright” move in any renovation. There are so many modern and trendy lighting options on the market these days. Hang well-designed pendants, chandeliers or some recessed lighting for style and light. Make sure overhead lighting is bright and concentrated in areas where the cook will be working. You can also choose some under-cabinet lighting which wouldn’t break the bank.
Keep Plumbing In Tact
If you are trying to stay under a budget, using the existing piping and utility layout will save you big bucks. It costs about $5k each time you move appliances like a dishwasher, sink or gas stove. This is another good reason why working with a kitchen designer is a smart decision.
Don’t let Material Go to Waste
You paid for it, Use it! After your kitchen renovation is complete, you don’t have to waste extra material that wasn’t used. Be resourceful and get creative. You can create beautiful features like cutting boards from granite pieces or rollout inserts in cabinets from leftover lumber, moldings and countertops.