How Smart Planning Can Save You Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

How Smart Planning Can Save You Money on Your Kitchen Remodel

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A kitchen remodeling project is one thing which can see you spending money on the non-essentials, leaving you with very little to spend on the essentials. It is easy to get carried away by all the glossy magazines and glamorous pictures on blogs and websites. There are so many different things you may feel  you absolutely need to have in your kitchen but find that they would be stretching your budget beyond limits. There is only one way to ensure that you save money on your kitchen remodel, while spending your money on what is really required. That is with meticulous planning and, of course, sticking to your plan! Here are some things you can take into account when you plan for your kitchen remodeling that will leave you with a transformed dream kitchen at the end of the day, all without burning a hole in your pocket!

When you understand what your requirements are, you can prioritize them and spend only on the most important things first. Some questions to ask yourself would be, how many people would be cooking in your kitchen, how often do you cook, how much storage space do you need, what are the new appliances you need, etc. Knowing your kitchen space is also helpful so that you will know the exact dimensions and specifications, which will ensure that you buy the right size materials and the right size appliances for your kitchen.

  • Get an estimate before you start work:

You can get a reliable estimate either online or from a contractor, who can also give you a free estimate before you choose to work with him. You can also compare the contractor’s estimate with your online estimate. Knowing how much the remodel will cost before you start can help you plan the budget and stick to it. It will also help you at the shopping stage by guiding you to focus on your priorities and not splurge on impulse buys.

  • Save on cabinets:

You can save on cabinet costs by buying ready-to-assemble cabinets or stock cabinets. While you may not be able to choose the exact finish, material and color that you want, they cost a lot less than custom cabinets. You can also choose to have open shelving, which is all the rage now, on some of your shelves which display your accent pieces or family heirlooms. This way, you can again save on your kitchen remodel.

  • Save on countertops:

This can be done by mixing and matching. Granite is most popular and durable, but expensive. Mix it with other materials or limit its use to high-visibility areas like a kitchen island. An alternative, low-cost but durable and attractive material that can mimic the look of other more expensive materials is laminate.

  • Shop around for the best deals on materials and appliances. Choose a good contractor who understands your needs and budget and you are set to go!
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