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.
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!
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!
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