Renovating your kitchen while on a budget can sound like you'll have to be satisfied with subpar materials or do much of the work on your own. Neither thought is exactly true as there are a number of ways you can utilize to stick to your budget. Below are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
1. Reconsider moving the kitchen sink
Even if you really don't like where your kitchen sink is currently, consider carefully before you move it. Even moving it three feet away from where it is now will tack on another $500 to $1000 to the cost of your remodel. This is due to the cost of running new pipes and a plumbing contractor's labor.
2. Limit the amount of recessed lighting you use
Recessed lighting can really add a great deal of character to your kitchen. In addition to providing a more focused work space, recessed lighting can also highlight a particular area. However, including several areas of recessed lighting is going to increase the cost of your renovation. Not only will you need to pay for all the fixtures, there the added cost of labor involved to cut all the necessary holes as well as insulate them properly. If you absolutely must have recessed lighting, stick to one or two only.
3. Don't replace! Reface instead!
Your kitchen cabinets are one of the hardest working components of your kitchen. Just imagine if you counted up all the times each day they are opened and closed! When you add in the fact that hands might not be completely clean every time they are opened, it doesn't take long for them to show their wear and age.
Replacing your kitchen cabinets is a job that is either all or nothing. You can't really replace some of your cabinets during this renovation and complete the job next time. Unfortunately, replacing the kitchen cabinets adds a significant cost to your renovation. Instead, if your cabinets are in good shape structurally, consider having them refaced. Doing so will enable you to update the look of your cabinets while also saving a great deal of money.
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