Renovating any part of your house is going to cost money and if not done right, it can throw you off your budget and kitchen is one of those rooms where you need to take a little extra care as to how you go about it. If you are on a tight budget and don’t want to go overboard follow these steps to save a little extra on that renovation.
Cabinets – What can you do about it.
Replacing cabinets is not only a lot of work but can cost a fortune. In fact, it is going to be one of those things you spend the most money on. On the other hand, if the cabinets in your kitchen are already in a good condition and you like the style, then you can find a way to reuse them by painting and resurfacing them. Also for those cabinets that just cannot be reused, try replacing them with the cabinets that you can find off the shelf in stores because a custom made cabinet is going to be much more expensive than the ready made ones.
Go doorless for the shelves.
If you cannot resurface the existing cabinets, then it is a good option to choose open shelves for your cabinets which is ultimately going to reduce the amount of money you spend on the remodelling.
Don’t change the placement of your appliances.
If you’re changing the cabinets, find a way to keep your electrical appliances right where they already are. Because if you’re planning to move then, moving the electrical and mechanical stuff that goes along with it for the appliance to function is going to spike up the cost to a whole another level. Try to retain the structure of the kitchen as much as possible and if you have to move appliances move it in such a way that it does not involve having to move the electrical and mechanical stuff that comes along with it.
Go with cut-outs.
Many people will want an open space between their kitchen and the living room. Well, removing a wall is not only time consuming but is not cost effective. Also, there are other factors that come along with removing a wall like is it bearing the weight of the ceiling or are there any electric wires running through it etc. An alternate solution would be making a cut out in the wall, that way you don’t have to worry about any of the above-mentioned factors and at the same time it is going to cost a lot less.
Also, you can save a little extra money by doing it step by step instead of all at once. Start with a particular spot in your kitchen and over time you can move over to the other parts and finish off the renovation.