Is this the summer you’re finally going to put in your dream kitchen? Taking on a kitchen remodel project can add a lot of value to your home. Even if you’re not selling your home there are still good reasons to make this kind of investment. Just because you’re creating your dream kitchen doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Here are some terrific money-saving tips for your kitchen remodel:
Use Ready To Assemble Cabinets
You’ll find as you start budgeting out your kitchen remodel that the cabinets are going to be the most expensive part of that remodel. Those costs increase if you go with custom cabinetry. These are cabinets that are built and installed to fit specifically into your space. In other words, they are created from scratch. The other option is to buy ready to assemble cabinets. These are usually at half the cost per linear foot. The good news is that they are every bit as good quality and available in many styles and colors.
Keep the Old Cabinets
If your old cabinets are made of good quality would and you still like the style, then you might want to consider holding onto them. You could resurface and repaint them. Changing the color scheme of your cabinets can elevate the entire kitchen. It might only cost a few hundred dollars.
Use Open Shelving
An alternative to cabinets is open shelving. These can either be from reclaimed wood or with prefabricated shelving kits. These types of shelving are great for displaying everyday dishes and other common items. Because you use these items every day, they don’t have a chance to collect dust.
Consider Alternative Countertops
You might think that the only countertop to have in a remodel kitchen is granite. However, there’s a wide range of countertop alternatives such as concrete, tile or stone that look every bit as good as granite but at half the cost. You can also mix and match counters. For instance, your perimeter counters and your butcher-block island could be made of different material.
Don’t Move Appliances
There’s nothing wrong with replacing your appliances for your kitchen remodel. It only gets more expensive if you decide to move those appliances around. Anytime you have to reroute piping is going to become a big spending issue. That is especially true with your kitchen sink. You may find it is more cost-effective to put in a window over the sink as opposed to moving a sink to a window.
Do Your Own Demolition
The first phase of any kitchen remodel is going to be demolition. This doesn’t mean taking a stick of dynamite to your kitchen but instead carefully removing the cabinets pulling out the appliances and yanking up any tile. All of that work can be done by yourself and a few helpers. You will obviously be making a lot of mess and that is where Junk King Dallas Mid Cities can be a big help. One call to these professional junk haulers will have all that demolition cleared in a single appointment. That’s the best way to have your crew start work the next day.
Take the time to plan out your kitchen remodel to save money and be sure to hire Junk King Dallas Mid Cities for all the debris removal.