With the economy what it is these days we are all feeling the squeeze. This might delay some construction and remodel projects, but for a lot of us it simply means coming up with creative solutions on how to save money.
Maybe you are designing a new IKEA kitchen for your home. Maybe you are doing a DIY Kitchen Remodel. We have 8 tips on how to save money on your Kitchen Project that won’t compromise the look or quality.
Restore Your Existing Appliances
Repairing and restoring your existing appliances can save you a large chunk of change. To keep your appliances you might prefer to freshen up the exterior and functional surfaces of your appliances. It is possible to fix more complex issues, just make sure you make safety a priority.
Not only is electrocution a concern, but improper repair and replacement poses fire hazards and could result in other issues like water damage. Make sure you do extensive research, get help whenever needed, and don’t work alone.
Which Appliances can you potentially repair yourself? Some are more complex than others, like a Gas Stove, but with the right tools, skills, and research you can repair these yourself:
- Cook Tops & Ovens
- Garbage Disposal
- Water Heater
Another option to consider would be to buy used appliances, needing repair or not. Going the used appliance route could open you up to more redesign opportunities, and can expand the functionality of your new or remodeled kitchen.
Work Around Your Existing Layout
While reconfiguring your kitchen layout can breath new life into your home, the cost of doing so can kill your budget. The more you move the costlier it will be. Removing unnecessary components or adding functionality like a Kitchen Island can help achieve a new look without excessive costs.
Do It Yourself Kitchen
You will likely need Licensed Professionals to help with your kitchen remodel. However, if you can cut down on your reliance on the Pros you can cut down on your overall costs. In fact, with enough planning and preparation, consulting with a Designer or General Contractor in the early stages of your project can save a ton of money and stress.
What all can you do yourself, though? Well, really quite a bit:
- Tile Work
- Outlets & Fixtures
- Baseboards & Trim
How to $ave on Your Kitchen Cabinetry
There are several ways to save money on your kitchen remodel, and cost savings for your cabinetry is at the heart of most of them. Kitchen Cabinets take up most of your space, and if they are built to last decades, they will likely be the most costly part of your new or remodeled Kitchen.
What are your options for cutting costs on new and existing cabinets? If the options below are out of your price range or maybe not enough to achieve the look you want, you can update your handles & hinges and change or add molding.
Reface Your Cabinets
If you’re tired of looking at your existing cabinets even though they are in good shape, consider refacing them instead of replacing. This alone can save you a ton since new cabinet boxes constitute most of the cost of cabinets. Choosing to reface your cabinets provides you with several options:
New Custom Cabinet Fronts
If you are keeping your existing cabinet boxes and going with new doors, you have hundreds of options that can match your new Kitchen Design. Depending on the original cabinet manufacturer it can be very easy to swap in the new fronts. Some disassembly will need to happen, but you will be pleasantly surprised at how quick and easy this will be.
Paint Your Existing Cabinet Doors
Whether your cabinet doors are laminate, veneer, or wood, you can paint your cabinet doors with confidence. And, painting your old cabinet doors doesn’t just save you a lot on your overall project cost, it opens you up to a ton of color and texture options. Just make sure to do your research, plan, prep, and make sure to not cut any corners.
Painted DIY Doors to Reface Your Existing Cabinets
If you need a new a completely new look for your kitchen painting DIY doors can be a great option. If your new kitchen design requires a different door profile and ready to get painting, DIY doors can save you quite a lot of money. In fact, DIY doors are just over half the cost of our laminate fronts.
Ready To Assemble Cabinets
One look at our website and it is clear that we are fans of Ready to Assemble Cabinetry, especially IKEA. Dendra Doors was founded by Designers and Contractors and we appreciate the reliability of IKEA cabinetry. To be able to order, or drive to a nearby IKEA store, and get warrantied, beautifully designed cabinetry that you can put together today, can be a lifesaver. And, it can save your budget.
If you have the time and the aptitude to assemble an IKEA Sektion Kitchen yourself, that’s a real cost saver. In fact, you can assemble and install an IKEA bathroom vanity and IKEA Pax cabinets for built in hall and walk-in closets. IKEA makes quite a number of quality shelves that can be installed in conjunction with their closed cabinetry to achieve the right design for your home.
New IKEA Cabinets With Custom Fronts
You can mix and match any of IKEA’s cabinets for the functionality your new Kitchen needs. From there we can provide the form to achieve the look that you will love for decades to come. We have you covered with DIY, Laminate, Acrylic, Veneer, Painted, and Metal fronts for your cabinetry.
Written by Todd Zimmerman
Producer of the John Webbccast