How to Save Money on Kitchen Remodels
Kitchen remodeling budgets have expanded over the last several years. Not only have kitchens grown in size over time, but they’ve also gotten more elaborate. Even reasonably priced homes are increasingly demanding luxury features.
While it’s possible to include some unique features on a tight budget, you may need to make sacrifices in other places.
Here are some ways to trim costs:
- Shop smart. First, research products so you can evaluate the quality of cabinets you would like, also take your time finding the best deals. No need to rush into things just yet. Look online and at discount outlets for discounts, buying in-stock merchandise usually costs less and gets you more bang for your buck. Finally, if you find a style or product you like that’s out of budget, look for similar styles at less expensive retailers.
- Keep your current layout. Anything that involves moving major plumbing, gas, or electrical will increase your budget, costing you more than necessary when on a budget. To cut costs, try to keep your existing kitchen format, or modify it only slightly by adding or removing the island, etc. It usually is possible to move certain appliances around without moving their hook-ups, a dishwasher can generally be transferred to the other side of the sink.
- Get free professional designs. Practical Cabinets offers free professional design. Let your designer know that cost is a high priority when designing your kitchen. They will use their knowledge and expertise to help design your kitchen with value in mind, while also creating the kitchen of your dreams.
- Do-it-yourself. Even if you don’t have a construction or DIY skills, you might consider managing your project on your own. Being your private contractor could save you up to 40 percent on your entire kitchen remodeling project. Practical Cabinets offers free Step by Step images and videos helping you build your cabinets, saving you money. RTA (Ready-To-Assemble) cabinets are less expensive to ship than pre-assembled cabinets and can be easily put together yourself as opposed to paying extra for ones that are already assembled.
If you’re planning to live in your home for years to come, then pick out what you want and enjoy it. One of the homeowner’s biggest regrets is not adding more organizational features.
- Dakotah Herman