Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget￼June 27th, 2022
The kitchen is one of the most expensive rooms of the home to remodel because of labor costs and materials. However, we are going to show you that a kitchen remodel on a budget is possible.
Use the following tips to keep your kitchen remodel budget lower.
Rejuvenate Your Cabinets
Any tear-out-and-replace projects will cost more than projects that recondition rather than replace. Kitchen counters are a perfect example of this. New kitchen cabinets cost a pretty penny and are even more expensive if you require custom-made pieces.
Luckily, there are ways to rejuvenate your existing cabinets that are cost-effective.
There are several types of paint to choose from for kitchen cabinets. The best types are satin, gloss, or semi-gloss. Make sure to avoid matte pain, as it is not as durable as other types of paint.
Metal, wood, and wood-laminate can easily be repainted. However, plastic laminate can often require special techniques and paints.
Consider updating the hardware in your kitchen. Modern handles and knobs can help change the entire look of your kitchen. Hardware can make a huge difference for a small price.
Instead of buying brand new kitchen cabinets, consider investing in open shelving. Open shelving is pretty inexpensive, you can match them with the style of your kitchen, and they are quite chic looking.
Install Kitchen Cabinets on Your Own
If your cabinets cannot be refurbished and you have to get new ones, you can still do it on a budget by assembling and installing them on your own.
Look for ready-to-assemble cabinet options. Great places to find these are at IKEA and Home Depot.
Pre-assembled cabinets will save you a lot of frustration, money, and time. These cabinets are assembled in a factory and shipped straight to your home.
If you are really trying to cut costs, cutting labor out of it completely allows you to splurge a little more on materials. These projects can be done by a beginner DIYer.
- Change lights and outlets
- Installing baseboards
- Installing trim
Check community colleges and hardware stores to see what they offer in how-to classes. And if all else fails, thousands of YouTube videos give some sound advice (use caution when following YouTube how-to videos).
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