Light on The Pockets! — 3 Ways to Save Money on A Kitchen Remodel
When remodeling any part of the house, you ideally want it to look its best while adding value to your home. But you probably also don't want it to cost too much. And this is very doable when redoing most parts of the house.
However, we can't say the same about kitchens. Kitchens, because they usually are the heart of the home, can be very pricey to remodel. Here in the US, an average kitchen remodel can go anywhere from $12 567 to $34,962. It’s quite an investment.
But staying on budget is key to staying sane during the remodeling process. So, here are a few ways you can save.
Refurbish Some Old Elements
A kitchen remodel doesn't mean you need to go all out and overspend on new things. It may be possible to keep some of the old items by giving them a new look. For instance, kitchen cabinets can usually cost a lot. If yours are in good condition, you could consider having them repainted or laminated to make them look different. You can also add modern artsy door handles to give them a chic finish.
Similarly, you could keep the same flooring or change only the countertop for the island. Recycle where you can to save money!
Keep the Same Floor Plan
This is a common mistake most people make when indulging in DIY remodeling. Unlike in a bedroom where switching the furniture around makes almost no difference, it can be a costly endeavor in the kitchen.
Keep the sink, stove, and refrigerators where they've always been. You may want to switch up to change the vibe, but it's more trouble than it's worth. It will require plumbing and electrical work that will drastically drive up your remodeling costs.
Convert an Old Table into An Island
If you've always had your heart set on a kitchen island but are only just discovering the costs involved, don't lose hope. An island can significantly hike up the cost of your remodeling project, but if you have an old wooden table lying around, you can put it to good use.
You can have it set in the center and add elements to the top to make it more functional. Additionally, you can create storage cabinets in the hollow space beneath the table.
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