Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget

January 23, 2013

There are a lot of home improvement options that you can look at, but most of them will end up costing you a pretty penny. When it’s time to upgrade your kitchen make sure that you look into a variety of different things to make sure that you are not breaking the bank to get your home looking new. The kitchen upgrades and remodeling choices that you will have are going to need some special attention if you’re serious about sticking to a modest budget. Consider some of the following tips on how to remodel your kitchen on a budget and see how far you can stretch your dollar.

Exhaust Your Examples – Before you decide on any design aesthetic make sure that you look up examples of what you like. Don’t just look at a few things; make sure that you make an exhaustive search at the available decors that you can place into your overall design template. Don’t limit yourself to only looking online for examples, pick up decorating, home improvement, and interior design magazines and make sure that you look at so many examples that you get to a final choice. Once you have established a “look” for your motif, you are reading to start setting a budget.

Set A Modest Budget – This tip will help those that are not sure what type of money they are looking to spend. Omitting your appliances, think about how much you can afford whether you get financing to assist you or not. If you can place a firm number on what you’re looking to spend, then you can at least know what kind of money you will need to either save or finance to get your dream kitchen. You want to allocate only a certain amount of funding for the design of the fixtures, countertops, cabinets and flooring. After you’ve done this, think about your appliances and whether or not you can live with them or without them.

Sell off Your Goods – If you have decided that you are for sure going to go with all new appliances, fixtures and beyond, consider selling all the things that you have in the kitchen and go sans dining room for a short amount of time. This will help you raise the capital that you need to spend on a new remodel, or at least get the ball rolling.

One last thing to remember when you’re looking to remodel your kitchen on a budget is to consider upgrading piece by piece instead of all at once. This might take longer to accomplish your goals, but it will allow you to pay in increments over time and by the time you’re finished you will have all the pieces in place without breaking the bank. If you’re serious about upgrading, you’ll have to spend a considerable amount of time making plans instead of simply going into a sales office or hiring a contractor to help you. If you do your homework, investigate name brands, appliances, and different resources you will be able to save a bundle on your renovations.

Chad Kerrison

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