For homeowners, when it is time to update the kitchen, the costs are always the first concern. The costs of new flooring, cabinets, fixtures, and appliances add up quickly. But first, you have to figure out your budget, and how to get the most for your money. The experts here at Flooring Masters are here to help by sharing 5 ways to save money on your kitchen remodel.
To Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel, the Appliances Stay Put
Moving gas lines for your stove and relocating the ventilation hood is expensive, and will add huge costs to remodeling your kitchen. Moving your fridge isn’t as expensive, but may still require installing another outlet, moving a water line, and reorganizing your cabinets. If you want to stay under budget, keep the appliances right where they are, and do what you can to maximize the effectiveness of your kitchen by organizing things that don’t require altering utility systems or cabinets. However, the exception to this rule is moving a dishwasher to the opposite side of your sink. This change is simple since it is connected to the sink either way, but this could still drive up costs by altering your cabinet layout.
Keep the Same Layout
A very simple way to save on remodeling your kitchen is by retaining the current layout. By opting out of changing your one wall kitchen into an L or U shape, you will save on the costs of relocating and installing new cabinets. Changing the layout is often a result of moving the location of large appliances, so if you save money on moving your stove, you will also save by not changing your layout. This provides you with 2 of the 5 ways to save on your kitchen remodel.
Make Your Existing Cabinets New Again
If you want to take your savings a step further, opt to keep your existing kitchen cabinets, but make them look new. A coat of paint will allow you more customization with your color scheme. New knobs and handles are easy to DIY, and will give your cabinets a new look without paying for installation. If you absolutely need more counter and cabinet space, a rolling island is a great option at a fraction of the cost.
Choose Function Over Form For Your Flooring When Remodeling Your Kitchen
Some brand new oak floorboards would look great in your kitchen, but spills may make them warp and cup. When choosing flooring for your kitchen, consider function first. You want a flooring that is durable, and not susceptible to moisture. Ceramic tile is durable, plus you can get creative with the color and pattern. Laminate flooring can be installed over your existing flooring and saves the cost of removal. Luxury Vinyl Planks can give you the look of hardwood without the maintenance, and without the worries about water damage.
Choose a Cost Effective Countertop
Concrete, Granite, and Stainless Steel countertops are gorgeous in any kitchen, but not exactly budget friendly. If you are looking to save on your kitchen remodel, choose a laminate or solid surface countertop. If you are choosing Flooring Masters for your remodel, we would be happy to create a tile countertop that compliments your backsplash, and flooring.
Need some more tips for how to save remodeling your kitchen? Call or email Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers today for a free consultation. We know you only want the best in flooring and remodeling. That’s why it’s important to hire the best in the business, and at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers, we can guarantee you that’s us.
Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers have been flooring and remodeling Kentuckiana for over 30 years. Our certified installers have the ingenuity and know-how to assist you in choosing the perfect floors for your home. Don’t take matters into your own hands—let us guide your next project.
About The Author
John Raisor is a former carpenter and current creative and copywriter.