New and seasoned homeowners alike may need to update their kitchens from time to time. If you research necessary changes and creatively approach your remodel you can save time and avoid spending a fortune during the overhaul.
Remodel your kitchen without going into the poorhouse. Use these tips to save money while upgrading your kitchen.
Update Light Fixtures to Create a New Look
You’d be amazed at how much changing your light fixtures can affect the overall presentation of your kitchen. Updating your kitchen’s light fixtures can create a dramatic new look without breaking the bank.
Go for a new, fresh look by investing in track lighting. Unfortunately, many older kitchen designs were affected by the dreaded fluorescent lighting style. This type of lighting is unflattering for both your face and the overall presentation of your kitchen space. Improve the feel of this area by going with warm, inviting track lighting.
Find Used Stainless Steel Appliances
Scratch and dent appliances are great choices for cost-conscious kitchen remodelers. Look around the big box retail outlets long enough and you’re bound to find a handful of these products at a discounted price. Note that most of the scratches and dents can be easily hidden with clever positioning. Nobody needs to know about your bargain-hunting ways if you want to keep this a secret.
Walls and cabinetry can easily hide these blemishes in most cases. You can save hundreds of dollars buying high quality stainless steel appliances by using this approach. Whether you want a dishwasher or refrigerator or any kitchen item do a little extra leg work to find bargain scratch and dent appliances.
Buying such items also helps you splurge a bit more on the 1 or 2 aspects of your kitchen that are important to you. If you use your microwave frequently you may want to invest a bit more money into this appliance as it will pay off in the long run.
Go with Sheet Metal or Vinyl
You can create a modern, fashionable kitchen look without having to spend much money. The laying of decorative tiles and the heavy labor required of creating back splashes will eat through your budget quickly. Create a similar, professional looking presentation by using a sheet of metal to vibe with your stainless steel kitchen additions. You can also a custom vinyl back splash to spruce up your kitchen while sticking to your remodeling budget.
Place Granite Tiles on Countertops
Forget buying a huge, expensive slab of granite for your kitchen countertops. You’ll make just as much of an eye catching impression by using granite tiles to cover your counters. If you decide to use a dark grout with the granite tiles you can’t even spot the lines from a slight distance. Going with the tile alternative can save you hundreds if not thousands of dollars depending on the size of counter space within your kitchen.
Buy New Cabinet Hardware and Paint Your Cabinets
You can save money by replacing your cabinet hardware and slapping on a fresh new coat of paint onto your cabinets. Unless you have thousands of extra dollars to invest in cabinets you’re better off doing a little bit of legwork and setting aside an afternoon to update your cabinets and save money.