These 6 tried and tested cost-saving tips will help you upgrade your kitchen without breaking the bank.
1. Skip custom cabinets
You don’t necessarily need custom cabinetry in your space. A great way to save when remodelling your kitchen is by buying off-the-shelf cabinets from furniture stores like IKEA or online equivalents. Customising the layout and usage of these cabinets according to your needs will allow you to enjoy the use and feel of custom cabinets!
2. Consider laminates
Laminate countertops is your key to achieving affordable yet classy looking countertops. Sure, quartz, granite, and marble countertops are glossy and classy but they come with high end prices to match. Furthermore, laminate countertops, unlike marble, don’t stain easily. You can also get laminate designs that look like natural stone finishing.
3. Concrete is the new black
Concrete finishes are now a trending option for homes as they give off a sleek industrial look. It is an inexpensive alternative to tiles and wood. Concrete walls, countertops, and even storage are an alternative more homeowners should opt for.
4. Think functional not fancy
A key point to remember when decorating or remodelling your home is the functionality of materials and objects. For instance, kitchen flooring needs to be sturdy and one that isn’t susceptible to water damage, so avoid hardwood which is expensive and impractical.
5. Make small moves
When it comes to remodelling a kitchen on a budget, there are a few things you should plan around and that is plumbing, gas, and electrical work. Making major location changes can cost you a hefty sum as you’ll have to hire someone to rework your plumbing and electrical systems.
6. Upgrade the lights
Your space may seem boring and plain but a quick lighting upgrade can make more of a difference than you can imagine. Bringing in better, brighter lighting is a smart move for your kitchen. Consider adding a pendant light for style, under cabinet lighting to make your workspace brighter, and good overhead lighting for your dining room so you’ll always have clear view of those delicious dishes.