Renovating a kitchen can seriously increase the value of your home, as well as simply making it a better place to live. For many, the kitchen is the area where most of the day is spent, form breakfast, to lunch, to dinner, the kitchen is in frequent use. While investing some money into renovating a kitchen will usually pay itself back, that doesn’t mean that expenses don’t add up very quickly. Following these tips can help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams while still staying financially on target.
Your cabinets are going to have a huge visual impact on the look of your kitchen but can often be quite spendy. To save a penny, the first option is to paint your cabinets yourself. While this can be time and labor intensive it is by far the most cost-effective method to update your cabinets. The second option is to buy pre-made cabinets, this means they are not being built custom for your home and are therefore usually lower in cost. It is not difficult to find pre-made cabinets for sale and they come in a wide variety of colors and designs.
Like your cabinets, your countertops are going to affect the overall design of your kitchen. Being willing to spend a little more on your countertops will give you a return on investment when it comes time to sell. Options such as quartz and granite are going to be your best option for an up to date yet still affordable option. There are still ways to find it cheaper, head straight to your local stone yard to cut out the middle-man and get the best price for your stone. Another option is to ask if there are any offcuts from other projects, if you only have a small counter space this can be a great way to score countertops at a discount.
Your backsplash is a great way to elevate the look of your kitchen but still stick to a budget. If you are willing to learn a little DIY and do your backsplash yourself this can be an excellent option for updating your kitchen on a budget. A simple subway tile is an affordable tile option that will still improve the overall look of your kitchen. New cabinets and countertops will require a professional to build and install, but this is one job that you can do yourself with just a little know-how.
All it takes is to buy pre-made cabinets, score some off cut countertops and DIY a backsplash and you will have yourself a fully renovated kitchen. Kitchens and bathrooms are known for selling homes, so keep yours looking its best.