01 August 2017

How To Remodel Your Kitchen On A Budget


Our homes are the largest investment most of us will ever make. Over time, styles change and rooms begin to show wear. Remodeling is necessary for the comfort of your family, and the value of your home but it can be a big job - it can be expensive and often time consuming. 

The following tips have been gathered from people who have found great ways to remodel their kitchens on a budget. Try these methods and use your own creativity to create the kitchen of your dreams.




Before you begin

Before you begin the project, you need to sit down and make a few lists. Here is some information you need to have handy:


  • Is your kitchen functional? Are there things about the room that make cooking difficult? Now is the time to decide if moving an appliance, adding an island or adding work space with more electrical outlets
  • Is the room energy efficient? Updating windows not only saves on power cost and improves the comfort of the home, they can make a room appear more modern and roomy.
  • Decide on your colour scheme and stick with it. 
  • Make a list of what you must have and what you would like to have, but can do without at least for now.



Hunting and gathering

  • Begin your search for essentials. Watch for sales, liquidations, Craigslists, and garage sales. You will be amazed at what you can find if you look. 
  • Make purchases of necessary items in advance. Most kitchens will require a new faucet when remodeling. A beautiful faucet will make the kitchen look up-to-date, even if you are using existing sinks. For a beautiful faucet, go to Maestro Bath. This is one item you can design your sink or island around for maximum impact. 


Cabinets

Cabinets are a big part of every kitchen. If you are going to replace the cabinets, look for a good quality, builders grade cabinets from a good supplier. Cabinets are available at many retail locations, so watch for sales. You can give your cabinets a new look by painting them a bright colour, like white or cream. Handles, knobs, and hardware are easily replaced. You can refinish the cabinets to their wood finish, and paint the room with a warm tan or brown for a more homey appearance. Replace the doors, (or some of the doors) with glass doors for a modern and eye opening look. 



Colour

While we suggest whites, tans, or browns for the base colour, your room needs some bold splashes of colour. Bright coloured barstools at the island or a bold backsplash will add some colour. Bring the colour together with placemats, cooking utensils, or even appliances that are boldly coloured.



Efficiency

Check with your power company to see if they offer any rebates for upgrading your appliances. Check with the manufacturer for any offers they may have available. If you can save money by going with a better grade appliance, it will save you money for years to come.

Also, make sure to keep your remodeling team on budget by using a modern time tracking tool like Clockspot. That way, you will be able to track your expenses and avoid any additional charges that were not agreed before starting out with your project.



Ask for the “brother-in-law” deal

Speak to the people installing your flooring or tile. Ask them if they have any materials from other jobs that they will sell cheap. They often do. These odd and end pieces can give your room the perfect finishing touch. 



Know when not to DIY

Be smart enough to know when to hire someone to help you. Yes, some projects are easily done by yourself, but some are not. Trying to do work yourself that requires know-how can cost you big time. It is less expensive to pay someone to do it than to pay someone to undo your attempts and do it again. 


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17 comments :

  1. I love this post!!! We are planning on doing our kitchen in about October time so all of these tips will come in super handy :)

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    1. Thank you! I had mine done not that long ago and it makes such a difference :)

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  2. Kitchen is an essential room. Therefore when it comes to remodelling :- Can be an upheaval, depending on circumstances. As surely we need the house to be a home whilst we are living there. Some do have second property / house / home, in that case then work being done in one whilst living in the other seems most practical / sensible / inconvenient.


    Rachel Craig

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  3. You can do so much now with modern lighting and electrical sockets (that pop up from the worktop) ...if you can imagine it - it really is possible it seems?

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  4. I can recall a friend having glass doors on the kitchen cupboards. Seemed practical from the point of view that :- Could see and find anything required from the cupboard at a glance. Down side is the amount of cleaning. I think it can be beneficial to think of the benefits and drawbacks before going ahead with any major changes. My friend removed the glass doors a few years after moving to the property. They had been there prior to her family's move to that property.She initially liked the doors, but changed her mind a few years later, found them too much work in cleaning frequency.

    Rachel Craig

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  5. Watching for liquidations is a great tip.

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  6. Kitchen is a place in which we want to have practicality and reliability. In the present Economic climate most if not all of us are looking for bargains. So all suggestions are welcome.

    Rachel Craig

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  7. Kitchens are crazy expensive, so these are great tips

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  8. Some great suggestions to bear in mind here!

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  9. Some interesting suggestions, the kitchen is on my list of upgrades but its such an expensive thing

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  10. Kitchen is one of the most important rooms within a home.

    Rachel Craig

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  11. Yes, some jolly good points, there. It is so easy to spend huge amounts of money but the investment in kitchens and bathrooms is not always worth it.

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  12. This are really very helpful tips for remodeling your kitchen on budget. Remodeling kitchen can be very expensive if you do not pay attention towards it. Thanks for sharing this tips.

    Revive Property Partnership

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  13. these are some greaat tips especially the brother in law deal. I would love to redo our kitchen but wouldn't have a clue where to start when it comes to doing it on a budget. thanks for sharing.

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  14. Excellent tips... I love changing the look of a room but I'm not quite ready to take on the task of remodeling my kitchen. (Although, I definitely agree to know when to hire someone to help, I would never let my husband loose on the kitchen!)

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  15. I'd love to remodel my kitchen. My kitchen is so ugly! We rent our home and I'm pretty sure ours is the original 80s kitchen. Great ideas here, if love white cabinets. I think it might be worth a splurge on a remodel because I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Great post.

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