The cost of kitchen renovations can add up so fast, leaving you to spend more than you had set apart in your project budget. To get the kitchen of your dreams within a budget calls for some careful planning and deliberate to keep the costs down.
How? Here are some helpful tips that will help you avoid breaking the bank to finance your kitchen renovation project.
1. Ready-to-Assemble Over Custom-Built
Getting new kitchen cabinets can be quite expensive. Getting customised kitchen cabinets is even more costly. You can cut this cost by going for ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets.
With some patience, you can shop around and find RTA cabinets that, even if not an exact match, are a close match to what you were looking for in customised cabinets. You may even be pleasantly surprised to find something better than what you had in mind.
2. Cut-Out Over Tearing Down A Wall
If your kitchen renovations plans involve opening the space between your family room and the kitchen, then a cut-out is more cost-effective compared to tearing down the entire wall.
Tearing down a whole wall is both labour and time-intensive. Rest assured that the labour costs will so reflect. If the said wall has AC, water, and electrical lines running through it, then you have to consider the extra work and cost of re-routing these lines.
3. Don't Move Your Appliances Around
A new layout is always a great part of any kitchen renovation project. However, you may save yourself quite a bit of money if you avoid moving your kitchen appliances around and leave them where they stand.
If you move the appliances, you may need to also re-structure the electro-mechanical network you need to operate these appliances. Imagine eliminating the extra cost you would incur if you had to wire a new socket outlet for your cooker.
4. Do It All
If you have all the money needed up front, then you should consider doing all your kitchen renovations at a go. It is the cheaper alternative to doing the renovations in phases.
If you bundle the work together, you will be in a better position to negotiate a good discount from your contractors. You can also schedule your kitchen renovations for when the contractors are in their low-season, and the rates are lower.
How much are you willing and ready to spend on this project? Keep the cost of your kitchen renovations low with the outlined tips, among others.