If you have been thinking about renovating your kitchen, you are not alone. But, with the current pandemic, your budget might be a little tighter now. Even though times are tougher, there are still cost-effective kitchen remodeling tips to help you see your dream come true.
All it takes is making some sensible choices, and you will be on your way.
Change The Right Bells And Whistles For Your Kitchen
You don’t always need the bells and whistles when it comes to renovating your kitchen. You can get the same level of quality from mid-price range products and materials.
When it comes to cabinets, the grade of materials impacts your budget and the cabinets’ durability.
- Don’t seek too deep of a discount with your cabinets.
- Avoid builder-grade kitchen cabinets. They may look the same as the top-end models, but their durability is suspect, but you don’t need to gold plate your cabinets either.
- Choose function over fashion. Windows that let you locate what you are looking for quickly or roll-out trays make more sense. You want cabinets that still open easily and don’t squeak a decade after they were installed.
It may be cool that you can access your refrigerator halfway around the globe, but it is completely unnecessary on a practical level. You should be looking for a refrigerator that makes ice, dispenses water, and keeps food cold. Your kids don’t need to be able to play Fortnite on your appliances; look for practical features and durability. Technology gets old but having ice and cold water never does.
Save Money On Your Kitchen Remodel By Looking For Sales
Dishwashers, refrigerators, microwave ovens, and ranges go on sale at various times of the year, usually just before or on a holiday. Try timing the purchase of your appliances to coincide with upgrading your kitchen. Some appliance retailers will store the items until you’re ready to upgrade your kitchen, or you can place appliances in your garage until you’re ready to install them.
Be sure to buy your appliances from a retailer in your area. If you get appliances from across state lines, you will have a tougher time dealing with warranty issues, including footing the bill for shipping the defective and replacement units. Often, local retailers will be willing to pick up your defective appliance and bring a replacement unit, saving you the headache and expense of dealing with the manufacturer.
Discuss Your Kitchen Remodel With Someone Who Knows What To Do
It may be surprising to some to know that the contractor you chose to remodel your kitchen may have a few ideas on how to cut costs without cutting quality. Unfortunately, contractors have been stained with a reputation of dishonesty when the vast majority are hardworking, honest people. Most contractors seek to make their customers happy, especially when it comes to remodeling kitchens, which is their “bread and butter,” so to speak. A happy customer means word of mouth advertising. So, with that in mind, ask your contractor if they have any ideas about lowering the budget on remodeling your kitchen; they will be happy to do it.
Let Coastal Kitchen & Bath Remodel Your Kitchen
Sometimes, the best way to save money is to be contact a home improvement contractor.
While this seems counter-intuitive to the DIY community/belief, a contractor can complete the task in a fraction of the time you would spend on it yourself. Not only that, they have:
- All the tools to complete the process (tools you will need to buy or rent).
- A process that they follow religiously (something you probably don’t have).
- Experience when issues arise (something you probably don’t have).
- Employees that want to keep their job (good motivation to do the job fast/right).
So, let us give you a free quote for your kitchen remodel.
Contact us by phone or by filling out our online contact form. We’ll send out an experienced team to give you a trustworthy quote, help you understand the remodeling process, and answer any other questions you might have.