How to Save Money While Upgrading Your Kitchen

Posted on Oct 20 2022 - 10:00am by Paige Brown
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By Brooke Chaplin 

Regardless if you want to improve the safety of your kitchen or increase property value, there are many benefits of remodeling, and you can take the step without overspending. It’s always wise to develop a plan and stay committed to that strategy, minus a few changes here and there. Once you know what to upgrade, it allows you to research and find the best options for the most affordable prices, including those choices mentioned below.

Install an Island
A kitchen island can give you more space when holding daily items, such as spices, seasonings, or cooking utensils, from knives to spoons. It also allows you to prepare dishes with wider spacing instead of using smaller counters. A kitchen island comes in handy if you want to store dinner for family or small gatherings. Before upgrading, research current island trends to ensure you get what you want. For example, newer islands may have side storage, unlike previous creations.

Cabinet Updates
Whether you paint or rebuild, there are many selections to make when dealing with cabinetry. Your updates could be due to changes in styles and coloring of counters, floors, and appliances, so you choose cabinet remodeling to prevent awkwardness. Your cabinets could also be in poor shape, so an upgrade is the best choice, compared to more repair or complete removal. The new look could make your kitchen more appealing without being too expensive.

Painting
Walls can provide more appeal in the kitchen than other expensive devices or remodeling choices, so you should consider this to upgrade for less. If you have the skill set, it would be an excellent idea to do the painting yourself or have some friends or family members come and help. The most do-it-yourself projects you take on, the less money you spend on higher-priced products and services. You can also paint doors to the kitchen entrance or the cabinets without spending too much money.

Create a ‘Favorites’ Station
If you are a coffee lover, your next kitchen upgrade should include a coffee bar or similar ideas. The purpose is to limit your spending on outside coffee companies, allowing you to get the same taste and feel at home for less money. Although the remodeling may cost more for new products and changes in the spacing, you could save more in the long term when you choose to drink coffee at home compared to nearby coffee shops. If you are not a coffee lover, you can use this tip with favorites, such as adding wine shelves or creating a mini ice cream section.These are tips that could help you save money while upgrading your kitchen. Remember that reducing expenses doesn’t mean you compromise the quality of your remodeling; there are affordable options that can keep the room in top-tier shape for less.

Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She highly recommends working with a specialist for cabinet remodeling. For more information contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan.

 

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