The kitchen isn’t a cheap room to renovate; in fact, it is one of the costliest. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t do it on a budget. Consider some of these factors to keep costs down.
First off, go with smaller projects. Update the knobs on drawers and cabinets, refinish or polish old wood, stain cabinets, install a glass panel on them. You can typically DIY these projects, keep costs down and they make a huge difference in the space.
Next, if you need appliances, think wisely. Some kitchens are so old you can’t get around updating appliances. But, these typically break the budget. So, choose wisely. Go with the ones which will add the most resale value, rather than considering the flash/look alone.
DIY it. If you can, do the projects yourself. New flooring, adding wallpaper, painting or even installing new curtains or blinds are some projects most homeowners can tackle on their own. When it comes to plumbing, pipework or major work, leave it to the pros. If you are looking for a tradesman to help with your kitchen renovation then there are loads of online sites which can put you in contact with these trades. One example of a site which can help you get in touch with a kitchen fitter is myjobquote.co.uk But, smaller tasks which are easy to perform can be done by the homeowner to save a bit of money.
Know where to buy. Compare catalogue sites, compare the quality of products, and compare pricing for installation and delivery. All of these things matter. You can easily find huge price differences from one site/vendor to the next if you are willing to do a little bit of comparison when you are ready to remodel the kitchen before you start doing any work in it.
When the time comes to update your kitchen, don’t fret if you have a limited budget to do so. These simple tricks will help you keep the costs down, give it nice new updated look, and really help you recreate the dated space, that you have grown tired of.