If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen on a budget, you need to plan everything really carefully and avoid any rookie mistakes because time and money are two things we cannot afford to waste! From refacing the cabinets, renewing floors to replacing countertops and selecting a kitchen countertop, there are a lot of factors to consider to get a perfect kitchen remodel!
Here are a few kitchen remodel tips to help you through the process of your budget friendly kitchen remodel:
1. Reface Don’t Replace
If you are on a small budget, don’t think about entirely replacing your cabinets. It can be unnecessarily costly and will ruin your budget. Instead you can reface your cabinets with any trendy veneer of your choice. There are endless designs and textures to choose from and that will refresh the look of your kitchen entirely! If your cabinets are still in an acceptable condition, this is the perfect solution for them!
2. Get A Cheaper Alternative Of Countertops
Countertops and Cabinets are the two elements in the kitchen that are the most expensive. Luckily, there are two factors in which you can save a lot of money as well. Instead of buying a Granite or Quartz countertop, you can go for Solid Surface or Corian countertops which are a good alternative at a lesser price.
3. Buy Budget Friendly Cabinetry
Cabinetry takes up a lot of space in your kitchen, possibly covers the most space AND cost from your budget. Our suggestion is to buy cheaper wood or laminate cabinets and then seal them or paint them to match with your kitchen aesthetics. You can also cut stencils and paint a pattern or print on the doors of your kitchen cabinets. This will immediately lift the whole mood and style of your kitchen and with minimum effort and money.
If you’re good at it then you can also DIY your kitchen shelves and cabinets to increase storage and functionality in your kitchen.
4. Invest In Cheap Appliances
One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to save money on a renovation is to buy cheap appliances. Using cheap appliances can affect your electricity bill and even cause problems with your wiring, costing you money on repairs. Try to find appliances within a reasonable price range, and look for simple and minimalistic appliances to save up some money!
You can also look into green tech or environment friendly appliances which take less energy, reduce your electricity bill and also save the environment.
5. Paint an Accent Wall
If you’re low on budget but want to shake things up a little in your kitchen, you can paint an accent wall with or without painting the rest of the kitchen. Keep the color in the same palette but a different shade as the rest of the walls and it will give a beautiful touch up to your overall look! The wall facing the front of the kitchen can be an ideal candidate to make the change more prominent!
6. Avoid Replacing Electricity Outlets
One of things that people tend to waste money on is replacing the electrical outlets and placing them according to their layout. Try to work your layout around the electricity outlets because electrician services can cost a lot! If your electricity outlets are in a perfectly fine condition, let them be and don’t waste your money on something unnecessary.
Kitchen renovation does not need to be pricey and exhausting. You can make small changes like adding more lights, switching up the cabinets, even introduce some new seating space to upgrade the look of your kitchen. Make sure you keep these tips in mind and plan your next kitchen remodel wisely with these budget cuts!