From changing up the cabinetry to swapping out the flooring, there are all kinds of things to do in the kitchen to make it more appealing to your current design ideas with the help of remodelers like First General Services. The kitchen is where you probably spend a lot of time and it is also one of the most frequently renovated rooms in the house. However, the kitchen can also be rather costly to makeover and revamp since it has so many appliances and components tucked in one space. If you are planning an upcoming kitchen remodel project, make sure you keep these three simple tips in mind and you just might save some money.
Kitchen cabinetry is easily refaced, revamped, and remodeled without full-on replacement.
If you are happy with the basic layout of your cabinetry, but not so keen on the way the look, you can easily shave a bit off of the costs of your kitchen remodeling project by saving the cabinetry you already have and just making some updates. For example, you could
- remove the existing doors and add glass doors instead
- have the cabinets refaced with an alternative wood veneer
- paint the cabinets
- add wallpaper, tile, or texture to the existing doors
- install new drawer pulls and hardware
If you are pretty set on replacing the cabinets instead of just giving them a makeover, remember that you can often find used cabinets at a discounted price.
Do some of the disassembly work on your own.
Because most home remodeling contractors will charge for their work according to how much time they spend on a project, you can often keep costs low by getting your hands a little dirty before the project starts. Even though you may not be able to do some things, taking out elements can be simple enough for just about anyone. Talk to your chosen contractor and let them know you are willing to help out and you can probably arrange to do some of the dismantling on your own, such as removing the existing flooring or taking out old appliances.
Select your own materials for the project.
If you prefer, you can always let the contractor know just what you want when it comes to things like flooring, kitchen countertops, and fixtures, and they will pick up these things on your behalf. However, if you are looking to save money, it is a good idea to pick up what you can on your own. You will have more time than the contractor to shop around for deals and this will eliminate some parts of yoru overall bill to keep yoru costs as low as possible.