Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget
The kitchen remodel can be one of the most expensive projects you do in your home. Material and labor costs can be through the roof.
But the kitchen is the heart of any home, and it can get you the best return on investment when you’re thinking about home improvement to increase home value or getting ready to sell.
Here are some tips on kitchen remodeling on a budget to get you the most beautiful kitchen without breaking the bank.
One way to save money on your kitchen remodel is to keep your appliances. If they’re still in good working condition, give them a facelift with a new coat of paint or some TLC. You’d be surprised how much difference this can make in the look of your kitchen.
In previous years, the first thing people thought was that if they replaced their kitchen appliances, it would increase the value of their home. As a result of this mindset, lots of appliances were regulated to landfills.
Nowadays, plenty of resources are available to help you keep your kitchen appliances in excellent working order. If you can do that, you can change their appearance.
You can use appliance paint to change the color or put chalkboard paint on appliances to make a fun place for your kids to create replaceable art.
Stainless panels are also available for purchase, and they’re easy to install.
Don’t Change the Floorplan of Your Kitchen
If you’re set on getting a new kitchen, but don’t have the budget to do a complete gut job, consider working with what you have. You can save money by not changing the footprint of your kitchen.
This means that you won’t have to move any appliances or plumbing, which will save you both time and money. Running new pipes and putting new holes in the wall costs a lot. As does moving kitchen islands and kitchen walls.
If you keep your kitchen layout the same but add elements like islands or other kitchen features, you’ll save a lot of money but still change the look of your kitchen.
Change Your Kitchen Cabinets
It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to change your kitchen cabinets. Cabinets are the most-noticed feature in your home’s kitchen. They also take up the most space, so they can really make or break the look of your kitchen.
There are a lot of different ways to change your kitchen cabinets without spending a fortune. You can reface them, which means you’ll replace the doors and hardware but keep the existing cabinet boxes. This is more expensive than painting them but makes a difference.
In addition, there are plenty of kitchen cabinet options that are cost-effective. Prefabricated cabinets are mass-produced, come in standard sizes, and don’t cost as much as custom cabinets.
However, if you’re looking to transform your kitchen, custom cabinets can be worth the cost. If you’re happy with your kitchen floor, backsplash, and kitchen counters, the cabinets are the place to spend the most amount of your budget.
B+M Cabinetry wants to give you the kitchen of your dreams, on the budget you choose. Contact us today to get started!