Remodeling a room in your house can be as expensive as you like. As well as factors such as the size of the room and the scope of your project, the costs of the remodel will depend largely on the materials you use and the standard of appliances and furniture you choose. You can opt for a double-width refrigerator with an ice machine and smart technology, or you can choose a more basic fridge that fits a smaller budget but still does what you need it to.
So, if you’re planning a kitchen remodel on a relatively small budget, then here are some tips to help you keep the costs down.
Don’t replace, refurbish
This may not be possible in all cases, but you may be able to refurbish certain elements rather than getting rid of them and buying new ones. For example, if you’re updating the style of your kitchen, your old cabinets are unlikely to match this new style. But if they are still in good condition and you like the material, then you could simply repaint them and upgrade their hardware to save the cost of replacing them.
Use existing electrical and plumbing points
If you’re tearing out your kitchen sink or buying a new dishwasher, then where you decide to place them could really affect the costs. If you completely redesign the layout of your kitchen, then it’s likely that the plumbing and electrics will have to be moved or replaced to accommodate the new location of your appliances. Placing your new appliances in the same place means you can use all the infrastructure that’s already there.
Shop around for bargains
When buying materials, appliances, and furniture, don’t just go for the first option you find. It’s worth taking a little more time to shop around for better prices. You may find somewhere that’s running or sale or you might be able to buy ex-display items for slightly cheaper.
Start with some DIY
If you don’t have much DIY experience, then the installation and renovations should be left to the professionals. However, you may be able to do some of the preparations yourself, helping to save you some money on labor costs. For example, if wallpaper needs stripping or your tiled flooring needs to come out, then you could do these tasks yourself before the professionals come in.
Use natural stone remnants
If your heart is already set on granite or another type of natural stone countertop but you’re struggling to find the budget, then you can still cut costs by using granite remnants or recycled stone. Remnants are often small or irregular pieces of stone that are left over after a slab has been cut for purpose, which are typically sold at a discounted price.
If you need natural stone for your kitchen remodel or are looking for design and installation services around Kernersville, High Point, Greensboro, and Winston Salem, then contact Amanzi Granite to find out how we can help you.