You spend hours in your kitchen. From cooking family meals to entertaining a house full of guests, your kitchen is a hot spot for good food and good company.
When it comes time to give your kitchen a makeover, one of the first things you think is, “How much will this cost?” Budgets are the biggest reason people opt for a DIY kitchen remodel, but they don’t have to stand in your way of getting a room you will be proud to show off.
Here are top money saving tips you’ll love having so that you can get the kitchen of your dreams without breaking the bank.
Organize Your Space
Creating an efficient space that promotes easier cooking and living is not only convenient, but it can also save you money. Organizing your space before you begin will help you avoid demolishing large chunks of your existing kitchen that you could have salvaged. For example, before you rip out your cabinetry, consider how you can use the shelves more efficiently so you save on new features you don’t need. Before you start your kitchen remodel make sure to declutter your kitchen.
DIY The Demolition
The first thing you’ll need to do is the demolition. Hiring a professional to demo the kitchen is costly. Instead, rent a dumpster and the equipment and get after it on your own. It’s a great workout, stress reliever and money saver.
The lighting in your room has a tremendous impact on your space, but tearing holes in your wall to add windows and more light will skyrocket your budget. Instead, try lightening up other areas of your kitchen first. Incorporate lighter elements in your room, such as ash flooring or a light colored backsplash. This will instantly brighten your room.
Don’t Move The Plumbing
Avoid moving your kitchen sink at all costs. When planning your space, plan around the sink. Plumbing is by far the most expensive part of your project. If you absolutely must move the sink, upgrade your pipes in the process. This might not save you money in the immediate future, but it will as your house gets older and the pipes are worn.
Stick To The Stock
Custom homes are all the rage, but they’re also all the expense. Stick to stock sizing when it comes to doors, cabinetry, windows, and more. Avoiding customization of any piece of your kitchen will shave quite a few dollars off of your overall project cost. Then, you can use that cost savings to decorate in a way that makes your kitchen unique to you, still giving you that customized look and feel you love.
Kitchen remodels are daunting and expensive when not done correctly. With these tips you can have a more enjoyable experience and create the kitchen of your dreams while pinching your pennies. How have you remodeled your kitchen? Tell us in the comments below!