When you invest in a home remodeling project, you want to make sure that the work you do not only looks good, but also keeps your finances in check. This is especially true for kitchen remodels, because once you start costs will add up quickly. Fortunately, there are ways to keep your budget on track and still design the kitchen of your dreams.
Keep Appliances Where They Are
This is one expense that many homeowners don’t think of when planning a kitchen remodel. Relocating the mechanicals and electrical for appliances is an easy way to rack up costs. Think about it this way – moving an appliance one foot costs as much as moving it six feet. So, keeping your appliances in place could save you thousands of dollars.
Choose an Alternative Countertop
There is a wide range of countertop materials to choose from. Granite, concrete, wood and stone are all great options. Granite is the most popular choice, but with a high price tag might not be the best material for every kitchen remodel. Using two different surfaces (such as a granite perimeter and butcher block island) can significantly decrease the cost.
Keep You Current Cabinets (if you can)
If your cabinets are good quality and you like the style, resurfacing is always an option. A new paint job can drastically change the look and feel of a kitchen. Resurfacing and adding a few coats of paint will make for a cost-effective cabinet makeover!
Consider Track Lighting
Try track lighting instead of recessed lighting. Installing recessed lighting can turn into a bigger project than planned. There is a lot of work that goes into recessed lighting, like cutting holes into the ceiling, adding electrical wiring, and hiring an electrician. Track lighting can keep costs at a minimum. They also come in many shapes, styles and finishes.
Complete the Remodel in Stages
Not everyone has a lump some lying around to complete a kitchen remodel at once. It might take time, even the course of several years to complete the project. Working on your kitchen remodel in stages is a great way to stay on budget and spread out the remodel costs. For example, backsplashes are a project that can be done anytime after your countertops and cabinets have been installed.
At Homes Heart, we not only want to make you happy about your kitchen, but also about your budget. We will work closely with you to design a kitchen that is both stunning and affordable. Contact us today for a free design consultation!