A kitchen remodel can run you anywhere from a few thousand dollars for essential improvements up to hundreds of thousands or more for luxury, state-of-the-art upgrade. The purpose of a remodel is to make the most out of your kitchen, so you certainly don’t want to cut too many corners. There are, however, several things you may do to decrease your spending without jeopardizing quality for a cheap kitchen makeover. You can achieve significant savings by taking certain precautions. Here are five suggestions for saving money when updating your kitchen.
Maintain the Core Configuration of Your Kitchen
While it may seem appealing to completely renovate your kitchen’s layout and structure, it’s more cost-effective to create remodelling ideas around the fundamental framework. The charge for relocating plumbing equipment like a dishwasher more than three feet is generally between $500 and $1000. This is due to the fact that everything connected with the appliance, such as plumbing, electrical wiring, and possibly gas lines are also relocated. It’s not easy to move utility lines, so if you’re on a budget for your renovation project, it’s probably best to keep the major appliances where they are and build around them.
Consider Ready-To-Assemble Cabinets
The cabinets are the most expensive element in a kitchen makeover, so it’s critical to select carefully when working on a budget. One important factor to consider is that custom cabinets cost roughly twice as much as ready-to-assemble cabinets. Custom cabinets frequently use particle board instead of plywood, and sometimes even use MDF (medium density fiberboard) in the doors. We only use the best materials: plywood for the box and shelves and wood for the frame, drawers, and drawer faces. Choosing RTA over custom cabinets could save you thousands – if not tens of thousands – of dollars, and with Only Cabinets, you have the peace of mind that comes along with ordering a high-quality product. RTA cabinets can save you time, too, since all you need is to choose which ones you want and order them. Finally, unlike other companies who make similar items and take several months to produce them, we deliver cabinets in as little as 7-10 business days.
Divide the Remodeling Project into Several Phases
You can complete the job in several phases, and there’s no need to do it all at once. You may even put off some of the final touches until later. You can be certain that each step is completed correctly without rushing by breaking down the process into separate stages. If you don’t have the cash to complete the preceding stage, you can wait until your finances allow it.
The first phase after purchasing your property or making the decision to replace your existing cabinets is to unplug the electricity and water, which might take 2-3 hours and it will take about the same amount of time to carefully remove the countertops.
The second stage is to remove the upper and lower cabinets. You may divide the second phase into two phases: removing the upper cabinets and then the base cabinets. It is important to consider replacing existing cabinets with new ones that come with a limited guarantee because the labor to remove, sand, or paint them is usually more costly than buying new cabinets.
The final phase of your project is placing, assembling, and installing your new kitchen cabinets. The third stage, which will account for the majority of your kitchen makeover budget, is yet to come. Fortunately, Only Cabinets provides industry competitive pricing and can assist you with financing if necessary.
The electrical system, appliances, flooring, and lighting, and design components should all be considered in the last phases of your kitchen renovation project. You may space them out in accordance with what you can afford and how well you will be able to manage the renovation activity.
It’s also important to consider whether sales, coupons, and discounts apply to each purchase. We generally have sales, coupons, and discounts for major holidays at Only Cabinets. As a result, taking advantage of a holiday/sale is an excellent method to save money.
Electricity and Fixtures
It’s critical that all of your kitchen’s outlets and fixtures work properly, there’s no getting around the cost of getting a job well done. Track lighting, on the other hand, maybe a more cost-effective option than recessed lighting for a kitchen makeover. Track lights, while appearing to be pricey, are really cost-effective and convenient. This is because track lighting is simple to install and there’s no need to run wires through the ceiling.
Do It Yourself!
By doing it yourself, you may save money on assembly. Almost everything may be learned through books, periodicals, and internet YouTube videos. Our cabinets are sent in flat packs, and we include YouTube videos that make setup and assembly a breeze. The videos also give you an idea of how long the assembly process will take so you can budget your time, too. The savings from DIY projects will have a great impact when you decide to sell your home.