Tips for Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget
It would be nice if, as a homeowner, you had unlimited access to funds for your kitchen remodel, but very few of us have that luxury. But having a small budget for your kitchen remodel doesn?t mean you can?t remodel at all; it just means you have to be very focused on improving what you can within your budget. Not sure how to go about it? Here are some tips from the remodeling experts at Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell:
Tip 1: Prioritize your remodel by need.
Most people like to do the whole job at once, but if you are on a limited budget, you may have to start remodeling your kitchen in stages rather than at one time. Focus on the items that really need replacing: do you need new appliances? Is your countertop worn thin? Take stock of what really needs to be replaced and go from there.
Tip 2: Stay within stock sizes.
Items that are stock sizes are easier to come by and typically cost less. Check with your local home goods store to see what stock sizes they have for the components you need, including appliances, flooring, countertops and cabinets.
Tip 3: Keep your plumbing and windows in their current locations.
Moving plumbing around can add thousands to your remodeling budget. Adding new windows will also add to your budget because you don?t just cut open a wall and stick in a window. You need to insulate, drywall and make sure the exterior of your home is put back together correctly.
Tip 4: Use discontinued materials.
Discontinued materials are typically reduced considerably because they are discontinued. You can score some great items, including flooring, tiles and cabinets; just make sure that when it comes to items like flooring and tiles you buy enough to cover for any potential problems down the road.
Tip 5: Go with simple designs, particularly for cabinetry.
The simpler your design is the less money you?ll spend making the design. For instance, choosing a Shaker cabinet design for your kitchen cabinets can save you money. You can also make sure your countertops have a simple edge design rather than something fancy.
Staying on budget with a new kitchen remodel can be challenging, but the experts at Striking Kitchen and Bath by Bell are here to help with all of your needs. Call us today and see how we can help you get the kitchen you want in Denver, CO, without breaking the bank.