When it comes to kitchen renovations, the average homeowner spends $20,000-$50,000 depending on how serious of an overhaul. However, if you want to spruce up your kitchen but your budget isn’t flexible, there are ways to obtain the kitchen you desire while saving money. Get more bang for your buck by following these ways to make your kitchen dreams come true on a budget.
Do not – we repeat, DO NOT – start your kitchen renovation before selecting all your new pieces and having them on-site. Budgets spiral out of control when selections are made during the renovation process. A product can be back-ordered (and the homeowner must select a pricier alternative) or wait for their original choice and pay a handyman additional charges for extra work. All scenarios can be prevented by having everything ready to go at one time.
Depending on your kitchen, you might not need a full stone slab to update your countertops. Check out your local granite supply yard and take a peek at their remnant stones. If you need more countertop material than you want to admit, ask about specials on specific materials. You could potentially find yourself a good deal on new countertops!
Cabinetry upgrades can be one of the largest expenses for homeowners during the renovation process. If your cabinets are in good shape but need an update, consider washing, priming, and painting your cabinets a bright white. If your cabinet doors can’t be saved, order new doors, and add hardware to enhance your kitchen cabinets.
Using the existing piping and utility layout can potentially save you BIG bucks during your kitchen renovation. According to remodeling experts, it costs roughly $5,000 each time you move appliances like a dishwasher, sink, or gas stove. Keep the flow of your kitchen and update its surroundings to save money while creating a beautiful space.
The key here is to know how old your appliances are! If your kitchen appliances are in decent condition but give you minor issues, turn to an expert for a repair quote before investing in a new appliance. It’s often worth an attempt at repairing before replacing, especially if your appliance is not at the end of its useful life.
By planning in advance and opting in for minor tweaks, you can have the kitchen of your dreams for a better price! Don’t let a smaller budget stop you from achieving the kitchen you desire. For assistance with your kitchen remodel, contact our Stone Squad at (941) 795-2800 and we will turn your vision into a reality!