How to Do Kitchen Makeovers on a Budget
Renovating your house is never an easy task, and it gets all the more difficult when you have to do it on a budget.
From holding yourself back from spending on expensive fixtures to pulling your hand off of that detailing you wanted, you have to make a lot of difficult decisions that let you go easy on your pocket.
And this gets even more challenging when the part of the house you are renovating doesn’t leave much room for compromise.
We are, of course, referring to kitchen makeovers.
But pulling off kitchen makeovers on a budget doesn’t have to be an impossible task. In fact, it could be very easy to pull off if you know what you are doing.
Here are a few tips to help you out when you are renovating your kitchen on a budget.
Do Smaller Changes First
One of the biggest that homeowners do in budgetary-constrained projects is to focus too much on major changes. This gets all of their allocated funds spent on one or two larger changes, such as cabinetry or stoves. But that leaves the rest of the kitchen looking the same as it was before.
To make sure that your kitchen remodels actually shows a difference in the before and after pictures, start with smaller changes.
If you don’t have the budget for cabinetry, then start changing things such as handles or countertops. Instead of changing flooring, look into getting it polished instead (this works great on concrete floors). You could also pay some attention to fixtures such as faucets. And to top it off, you could tie it all together with some well-placed lighting.
All of this goes on to make your project stand out in a plethora of kitchen makeovers, without ever weighing down on your pocket.
Source Materials Through Alternative Sources
Another way you could save big on kitchen makeovers is by sourcing your materials through different sources. Don’t be afraid to ask your contractor if they know of a previous job where some construction materials were left over.
Since those materials would be of no use to the homeowner whose remodel is already completed, your contractor could source them those materials at a marginal price.
This way, you could enjoy installing high-quality materials without ever having to pay an arm and a leg for them.
Look into Alternate Options
If the cabinetry is on the list of your “must haves and absolutely has to be changed, then try looking into alternate material options. Instead of going with prime material that costs a fortune, you could settle for something that comes at a modest price point but looks just as great.
For this, you could speak to your remodeling contractor. Remember, these professionals do kitchen makeovers for a living. This means that they could provide you with substitute options within a moment’s notice.
Keeping this in mind, don’t be shy of asking for suggestions. This lets you broaden your horizons. You may even find something that is better than what you had set your eyes own.