There’s great news for all you homeowners looking to remodel your kitchen on a tight budget. You can still create the perfect new kitchen without it costing you an arm and a leg! The secret is to choose your options carefully. Below are some helpful ideas to get you on your way to a new affordable kitchen.
Everyone wants the look and feel of natural hardwood, but without the high price. Thankfully there is a less expensive alternative that still offers the look of hardwood flooring. Laminate wood flooring is significantly less expensive compared to natural hardwood flooring and also very easy to install. It comes pre finished and can be glued down or applied over a thin foam paid laid on the sub floor. There are also types that are adhesive-backed.
Make sure you check the condition of your cabinets before you rip them out and replace them. You may be sick of their appearance, but if they are still in good condition you have the option of refinishing them to give them a fresh new look. This will save you a lot of money. Also, consider updating the hardware on your cabinets. New hardware can significantly change the look and feel of your cabinets and it cab be done at a very low cost. Furthermore, you can also refinish appliances as well.
Neutral colors are beneficial for two main reasons. First of all, they are less expensive then custom colors which will put more money in your pocket. The money you save can be put towards something else, such as energy efficient appliances. Secondly, neutral colors add better resale value to your house. It never hurts to put some thought into the future.
LAMINATE COUNTER TOPS:
Once again, laminates are the cheaper alternative. Laminate counter tops are available in an array of styles that mimic the look of natural stone and other solid surface materials. Why not create the look without the price? Keep in mind, laminate counter tops are economical, easy to clean and come in a host of colors and patterns, but they are not built to last.
CHROME PLUMBING FIXTURES:
Chrome is the way to go if you are remodeling your kitchen on a tight budget. It is the least expensive material of choice, but still offers an attractive look. If your budget allows you to, consider combining chrome with another finish, such as nickel or brass. I would also recommend purchasing a faucet with a lifetime warranty.
PRE FINISHED DECORATIVE TRIM:
Purchasing pre finished trim will eliminate the cost of having to hire someone to paint or stain your trim. This may not be a major concern for those of you that plan to do the painting and staining yourself.
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Kitchens are an extremely important aspect of a home and a wonderful investment. Choosing the right kitchen design for your home and your budget is imperative.