There are a lot of ways to save money when remodeling your kitchen. People often recommend saving and using your old appliances, using open shelves instead of cabinets, and picking laminate counters over stone ones. These approaches all work; they all save you money. However, they do also all have a significant impact on the appearance of your kitchen. Do you want to save money with less of an impact on your kitchen's final appearance? If so, here are a few more tips to consider.
Use the same tile on the floor and the backsplash.
Instead of choosing different tile styles for the floor and the backsplash, look for a tile that you can use for both areas. This is a common style choice, so nobody will know that you chose to use the same tile simply to save money.
This approach also saves you money in two ways. First, you're more likely to get a bulk discount since you'll be buying a larger volume of tile. Second, you're likely to be charged less for installation. Installing tile requires a lot of setup. When you use the same tile for the floor and backsplash, your tiler can do it all at once. This saves them setup time and speeds up the process.
Choose frameless cabinets.
Frameless cabinets have the doors fully attached to the fronts of the cabinet boxes. When you look at the cabinets from the front, all of the surface you see is doors. These cabinets are simpler to make, so they generally cost less. They are also easier for your kitchen remodeling team to install since they do not need to be hung as precisely. Luckily, this look is also quite popular right now, so choosing frameless cabinets won't make you look cheap.
Don't move the sink.
Moving the sink adds significantly to the cost of a kitchen remodel. Often, your remodeler will need to hire a plumber to run new lines if you move the sink. If you don't move the sink, they generally don't need to involve a plumber at all. There's also the cost of the pipes themselves to consider. Copper is not cheap! So, unless you have a really good reason to move the sink, leaving it right where it is will save you money.
Hopefully these tips help you save on your kitchen remodel. Saving does not have to mean compromising good looks.
Contact a kitchen remodeling contractor for more information.Share