Renovating a kitchen? When you think of kitchen remodeling, the first thing that crosses your mind is the budget and the high cost it involves. But if you plan a kitchen remodel wisely and spend on the right items, it will not have to cost you a lot of money. Check out these smart cost-cutting measures that will help to save a ton of money on YOUR kitchen remodel. And in the end, you will enjoy a beautiful, professional looking kitchen that you will love to share with family and friends.
One of the priciest spends for any kitchen remodel project is the cabinetry on which thousands of dollars could be spent. If possible, keep existing cabinets. Refurbishing your existing cabinets is a great option if they are of good quality and you like the existing style but perhaps not the finish or color. In this case, cabinets can be stained or painted to update them, and have them aligned with your current preference. Of course if you are lucky enough to have a very neutral color or style cabinet perhaps they don’t need to be updated at all.
Now let’s take a moment to go over the most used component of your kitchen, which is the countertop, so you should focus on them the most if you want to have a very visible and easy to notice change. There are many options available for countertops. Granite and quartz are two popular choices. While granite is evergreen and sturdy, quartz gives a high-end sleek look. It is always wise to invest in a good countertop, both for the ease of use and to increase value of your home. Today there are many choices to reflect your unique style via the kitchen counter material you choose. Both natural and engineered stone offer a plethora of patterns and colors. So whether you want a more subdued or elegant look, or you prefer to bring some pop to your kitchen, the counters are an easy way to set the mood.
One minor change that can make a huge difference is replacing the kitchen hardware. New knobs and handles can give a totally new look to your old cabinets and make the whole room work. It can give your cabinets an entirely new look and feel. It’s an additional cost but is more affordable than replacing your nearly anything else in the room. Options today again vary from subdued and basic to elegant and even artsy or very unique. Sometimes the more unique styles can be costly. In this case, one way to get the most band for your buck is to choose the higher priced, more unique hardware for your upper cabinetry only and go with a complimentary and basic style on lower cabinets and drawers.
Keeping the same kitchen layout if it works well for you, reusing the same appliances, re-facing the cabinets, using cost-effective backsplash, floor tiles and lighting can by far help to reduce the cost of a kitchen remodel project and give you the kitchen that you have been dreaming of. We love to think creatively and help you get the most value for the money you put into your kitchen remodel project.
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