A kitchen renovation project is one of the most expensive home renovation jobs you can invest in. And while it will pay off in the long run, you may be wondering how you can save money on kitchen renovations during the process. Here are a few tips we have for renovating your kitchen in a cost-effective way – read on to see how you can save a lot of money!
1. Work With An Experienced Contractor
Never hire a cut-rate contractor. If you get a sub-par result, you’ve wasted your money. It’s worth it to spend the money and work with a reputable, well-known contractor in Sydney, such as Nicholas Carpentry.
2. Be 100% Sure About What You Want Before Renovation Begins
Changing elements of your project midway through will cost you a ton of money, and your renovation costs will skyrocket. For a more cost-effective kitchen makeover, make sure you know exactly what you want before your home improvement project begins.
3. Refresh Cabinets Instead Of Replacing Them
Replacing existing kitchen cabinets is usually the most expensive part of a home renovation. So don’t do it! Instead, replace or repaint your cabinet doors and replace the hardware to refresh the look for a fraction of the cost.
Want to replace your cabinets completely? You can still save money by buying flat pack kitchen cabinets and putting them together yourself, compared to having custom-built cabinets installed.
4. Look For Budget Countertop Materials
Replacing your countertops is usually the second most expensive part of a kitchen renovation. Expensive countertop materials like granite can cost up to $2,000 per square metre. If you’re on a budget, consider more budget materials like wood (butcher block), laminate, and aluminum/stainless steel. Work with your contractor to find a material that meets your needs and fits your budget.
5. Upgrade Your Kitchen Sink
Replacing your sink can do wonders for the appearance of your kitchen, particularly if your current sink is dirty, stained, rusted, or has deteriorated in any other way. You may even be able to install a larger, roomier sink depending on your countertops, which can make it a lot easier to do the dishes.
6. Replace Your Lighting
You may be surprised at how big of a difference proper lighting can make in a kitchen. Investing in a pendant light for your kitchen island along with some recessed kitchen lighting can refresh the look of your kitchen, and create a brighter space that feels more welcoming.
You may even want to invest in under-cabinet lighting or in-drawer/in-cabinet lighting. These small touches are not too expensive, and can make your kitchen feel more sleek and modern. Consider your existing light fixtures and how you can upgrade them, and you’re sure to be able to transform your kitchen on a budget.
7. Repaint Your Kitchen
A simple coat of paint can totally transform your kitchen. Whether you choose to paint in neutrals like white, gray, or beige, or you go for more bold colours like blue or red, adding a new coat of paint to your kitchen is a fantastic way to bring out its best – without spending an arm and a leg.
Contact Nicholas Carpentry For Renovations On Your Budget!
At Nicholas Carpentry, our team is here to help with renovations in Sydney, no matter your budget! We can learn more about how much you can spend, and develop a custom renovation plan that will transform your kitchen – without requiring you to spend an arm and a leg. Contact us online or give us a call at 0419 606 288 to learn more and schedule your consultation right away.