Cost Saving Tips For Your Kitchen Renovation
Your kitchen can be considered one of the most-utilized areas of your home – the one place through which every family member is sustained. It is important that this room is modern, functional, efficient and highly attractive, bringing you joy as you put together some truly memorable memories.
Renovating your kitchen to bring it into the modern era can be costly, potentially requiring you to spend upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. Consider a few tips to help you save on some costs on your kitchen renovation project if you are on a budget.
It is important that you develop a solid plan before you begin any renovation projects. Call on an experienced designer to help you develop a clear plan for a kitchen that is both cost effective and functional. This will save you from surprise expenses and headaches as the project begins to scale.
Flexibility Is Key
You more than likely have a theme and a vision in mind for your kitchen renovation project. But flexibility affords you the chance to save on some materials. If there are more affordable materials to help you achieve the same aesthetics or there are aspects of your plan that may not be so critical to the final result, you can cut these out to reduce costs.
As the renovation begins, there will be need to remove such fixtures as the cabinets, counters and some appliances. Contrary to any initial opinions, you can remove these without necessarily having to destroy them with the sledgehammer. If carefully removed, these appliances could be salvaged and resold.
Used Appliances Can Save You A Ton
Although used appliances might seem tacky, they can provide you with an opportunity to save some cost. Used fridges, dishwashers, stoves, etc. can be obtained from places such as Kijiji or on Facebook’s marketplace. Find a great deal and be proud to show off your gently used modern appliances knowing that you saved money on the new look.
What Can You Do?
Your kitchen remodel will mostly be an outsourced project to an experienced kitchen renovation contractor. Even then, you can take charge of some tasks without having to pay extra for them. Buy some fresh paint and take charge of the painting of the cabinets, forgo the delivery contractors and pick up materials and appliances yourself; this way you would be limiting your expenses.
Leave The Utility Fixtures
Moving around your sink, gas stove or dishwasher will increase your renovation costs by a few thousand dollars. Unless it is absolutely necessary, you’ll want to leave plumbing and gas lines, working around their current positions rather than shifting them, resulting in some savings.
Watch Your Shopping
Rather than seek out big box stores for your appliance shopping, you can get better deals by doing your shopping online or locally from smaller stores. Local shopping allows you negotiate fair prices, while online shopping will likely shave a few dollars here and there.
Ready for a kitchen renovation? Our kitchen renovation experts at Golden Acre Renovations will be pleased to discuss your plan and budget with you. Book a consultation with us today to get your kitchen renovation started!