Tips for Cutting Kitchen Remodeling Costs

By fiderioandsons Aug 31, 2015




Beginning a kitchen remodeling project can be quite stressful. You have to stay on top of updates to flooring, cabinets, appliances, and countertops. It’s a lot to wrap your mind around (and wallet too). You may find yourself becoming overly protective of your checkbook but there are reliable methods for keeping kitchen remodeling costs down.

Avoid making any major structural changes to save money. Try to steer clear from moving doors, sinks, or any structure that requires extensive work, as you will avoid costly additional plumbing or electrical work.

This post will cover five major tips concerning how to cut kitchen remodeling costs without sacrificing quality.

Countertop Options

Sure, you may have hopes of purchasing concrete, granite, or quartz countertops, but in order to keep costs down, tile and laminate may be more affordable, while giving you a similar look. Tile is available in a wide variety of different hues, allowing you to still use your creativity for deciding patterns, accents, and trim.

Today’s laminates are sophisticated and mimic granite and stone (without the hefty price tag).

Paint Your Cabinets | Replace the Hardware

For a kitchen remodel, cabinets are one of the largest expenses, running anywhere from $2,500 to $25,000 to replace the cabinetry. If you really want to save some money, paint your cabinets a nice neutral color and buy updated hardware such as brushed nickel with a sleek, modern style. You’ll be surprised at what this simple job will do for your kitchen, without breaking the bank!

Flooring Options

Our flooring tip is similar to our advice for countertops: while you might pine for tile or wood, modern laminate and vinyl can easily provide the same aesthetic with an affordable price. Vinyl flooring is offered in low, medium, and high gloss, and is easy to install and simple to maintain. On the other hand, ceramic tile is more expensive than vinyl or laminate but offers extreme durability and longevity.

Inexpensive Kitchen Lighting Options

Update the lights in your kitchen, as it is a quick way to add to your remodeling roi without adding too much expense. Install lighting under your cabinets to offer better lighting for kitchen tasks without shadows.
Using pendant or hanging lights can also provide illumination at work stations such as the sink or island and make cooking easier.

Don’t Break Away From Your Home’s Style

You likely won’t find success attempting an affordable remodel of a 60’s ranch-style kitchen into a contemporary cooking space. Face it: all homes are built in a certain architectural style. So, it’s important that you work to accent your home’s architectural style. You will be spending too much money and time on a complete overhaul and you will end up with a kitchen that looks like it belongs in someone else’s home.

Want More Kitchen Remodeling Tips? Check out one of our older blog posts, Basic Kitchen Remodeling Tips From a CT Contractor!

Fiderio & Sons

If you are beginning the process of a CT kitchen remodel, take advantage of our offer for a free consultation. You can speak to someone about kitchen design CT, and an expert ct home remodeling contractor about what the process will be like. We at Fiderio & Sons are proud of the work we have completed. Our portfolio includes pictures of nine kitchens in Connecticut that we remodeled.

Tags: ,

Contact Us
Request service or ask us your questions!
Testimonials
- I knew I was in good hands.

"Fiderio and sons has exceeded our expectations once again. I especially love that they are a family owned business. I had used them several years ago for my siding and…”

- Thrilled With The Quality Of Workmanship

"We are thrilled with our new kitchen hardwood floor installed by Fiderio and sons. As usual they took the time to do it right. Their employees are professional as well…”

- Insurance Claim Made Easy

"They were wonderful to work with. And took the brunt of dealing with the insurance company.”

- I Highly Recommend Fiderio

"We have used Fiderio’s for multiple renovations. We began several years ago with a roof replacement. Was so satisfied I’ve used them for various projects since. Needless to say I…”

- The Fiderio team was patient & worked with us to get everything perfect!

"For over 4 years we had wanted to change our damaged/ugly aluminum siding to vinyl and make the house pop more and look better while enjoying time outside during the…”

- Quality Standards & Clear Expectations!

"They are committed to quality and customer satisfaction. They stand behind their work and great people to work with!”

- 5 Star Performance & Workmanship

"Can’t say enough about our experience with Fiderio & Sons. From start to finish it was a great experience. They responded quickly to our initial service inquiry. The salesperson –…”

- Professionalism, Punctuality, QualityWork, Responsiveness, & Value

"I recently used Fiderio & Sons to repair and replace a water damaged window as well as construct a sunroom. The finished product far exceeded my expectations. Each individual I…”

- Professional & Courteous

"We did both a bathroom and had our hose sided at the same time as well as a new concrete staircase and patio done. Dave our salesman went above and…”

- Project was fast and efficient.

"We just bought a old house from the 1930s that had a roof and chimney that were well past their prime. Fiderio's replaced the roof and updated our chimney. We…”

- Very Pleased With Our Replacement Windows

"- Fiderio was amazing. I had some seriously old windows that were a total wreck. He was incredibly nice, efficient, and understanding. There was a window pane with a sticker…”

- A Worry Free Experience.

"Working with Fiderio and Sons is always a worry free experience. Craftsmen are professional and easy to have in our home.”

- 5 Star Bathroom Remodel

"Fiderio’s just finished up on 2 full bathroom remodels for us. We would recommend them and we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. We are very happy with our finished…”

More Testimonials
Contact Us or
Visit Our Showroom
(203) 237-0350 (203) 237-0350
Design Center & Showroom
687 Broad Street Meriden, CT 06450
Our Design Center & Showroom is open Monday through Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Evenings and weekend by appointment. Call today to schedule a visit!