Remodeling any part of your house can often be expensive. The same holds true for kitchen renovation. However, being on a tight budget does not mean you have to compromise on the aesthetics of your home. Some smart spending can save you quite a lot. While designing kitchen you should always look after the minimalistic designs and the contemporary ways of keeping the atmosphere inside the kitchen healthy and free from pollution.
If you are going for kitchen renovation, here are some handy tips that can help saving you money.
- Grab the cabinets off the shelf
The biggest outlay in kitchen remodeling is your cabinets. Customized cabinets can often cost quite a lot. Ornate details, vintage styling, and other details add to the cost of the cabinets. However, if you are on a budget, there are sturdy and aesthetically pleasing ready-to-use cabinets available in the market. These ready-to-use cabinets are available in different styles, and they can fit into most kitchens.
They cost substantially less than the customized cabinets, and you also save time in the installation, which ultimately translates to cost-savings.
- Refurbish your old cabinets
If your old cabinets are in good shape, slight retouching or a coat of paint can do wonders for them. A simple paint job is going to be much more budget-friendly than brand new cabinets any day. However, before you consider this, make sure your old cabinets are in workable condition and haven’t been destroyed by woodworms.
- Go for smart space usage
If you are thinking of pulling down some walls to make room for more stuff in your kitchen, you need to reconsider your decision. Often, slight adjustments in shelves and cabinets can open a lot more space in your kitchen, which is any day cheaper than pulling down walls. For example, instead of shelves, you can go for pull-out drawers that are the size of a cabinet, with built-in racks.
- Consider alternative materials
Stones like granite are a popular choice when it comes to kitchen countertops. However, granite can be expensive. To cut down the costs of your kitchen renovation, you could look at something like laminates, which resemble the look of stone. They are much cheaper and aesthetically pleasing too. You could also consider recycled material, or tiles for this purpose.
- Build your kitchen around appliances
Before you start to shift cabinets, racks, and shelves, make sure that you have figured out where you want to keep your appliances. It is always a good idea to keep the appliances where they are, since you won’t have to spend on electrical rewiring that way. Rebuild your kitchen without moving your appliances too much, unless it is absolutely necessary.
- Go for a cut-out to open space
Modern homes have open kitchens, where the kitchen merges seamlessly into the family room, thus making your home look more spacious. If you have an old kitchen, you might need to remove a wall in order to achieve this.
However, removing a wall comes with its own problems. You have to consider whether the wall if load bearing, whether it has any kind of water pipes or vents running through it.
In addition to that, removing a wall often requires repairing the floor, which can cost you more money. A smarter option is to have a big cut-out in the wall between the kitchen and the dining room. That helps open up space while still keeping the renovation procedure within budget.
- Wallpapers can be a better option
If your new kitchen design is such that a large part of it needs to be painted, then installing wallpaper may be a better option. Wallpapers also give you more options in terms of aesthetics, which makes them great for kitchen renovation jobs.
So make your kitchen more spacious with renovating it by your exclusive designs. Please be in touch with us today and build your dream kitchen heart of your home.