A kitchen remodel can be expensive, especially if you are redoing the entire kitchen from top to bottom. But if you want to do it on a budget, there are still ways you can save money and keep a little extra cash in your pocket. Keep reading to find out our best tips on how to save money for your kitchen renovation.
Purchase (Slightly) Used Appliances
Appliances are definitely a big chunk of the costs when it comes to a kitchen remodel, so if you can save money here then it will definitely lower your overall costs. This is especially true for dishwashers and refrigerators/freezers. In addition to shopping around for the best deals, one way you can do this is by purchasing refurbished or lightly used appliances.
Refresh Your Cabinetry
Another way you can save money is by refreshing your own cabinets rather than replacing them. This is best done by sanding down any blemishes, adding a fresh coat of paint in a more modern color, and adding hardware in place of the old. Another option is to replace your cabinets with shelving. Shelving is often much less expensive and many recent design trends are actually pointing to shelving as a growing practice in kitchens.
Keep The Same Layout
When you drastically change the layout of your kitchen, it requires much more work in the plumbing and wiring departments of the job when it comes to connecting your sink and dishwasher. On the other hand, keeping the same layout is very cost effective and saves time and money because it will require less labor hours. Similarly, if you can keep the same flooring throughout your remodel that will also help keep costs down.
Do Some Work Yourself
While we don’t recommend making big changes on your own, there are some easy changes you can make yourself, including painting, light tiling, changing lighting fixtures and outlet covers, or whatever other special talent your might have. These small changes can add up to make a big difference and can help you refresh the look of your kitchen.
Contact Kitchen Center of Framingham
We have the best rates around when it comes to kitchen remodeling. Whether you are looking at a complete remodel or just a refresh, we are here to help you get the best deal possible. We do flooring, appliances, custom cabinetry, shelving, countertops, and appliance installation. Give us a call at 508-875-4004 or contact us here for more information.