Right after the holidays can be one of the best times to begin a kitchen remodeling project. Start now and you can have a beautiful new kitchen by spring and enjoy it for the rest of the year.
But what many homeowners want to know is this: are there ways to save on a kitchen remodel after the holidays? Here are 10 ways you can save when you hire a kitchen remodeler in Kansas City, MO:
#1 Use a professional designer.
Our best tip for getting the most value of your kitchen remodel is to hire a company that provides professional design services as part of every project. A knowledgeable designer has the experience to give you choices that can save you money without sacrificing quality and recommend the little touches that make a big difference.
#2 Keep the same layout.
If you can accomplish what you want with your remodel without major changes to the layout of your kitchen, that can be one of the best ways to keep costs lower. Without a major change to your layout, you may be eligible for Kitchen Refinishing services, which is a way to update your kitchen in about 1/3 the time and at about 1/3 the cost.
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#3 Don’t replace your cabinets – refinish them.
One great way to keep costs lower is to refinish your cabinets instead of completely replacing them. Many times, cabinets are structurally sound and a professional refinish can make them look new again. If your current cabinet space is adequate for your needs, refinishing can be a money-saving option.
#4 Choose a proven kitchen remodeler.
One of the things that can trip up homeowners is not properly screening their remodeler. There are a lot of Kansas City, MO kitchen remodelers out there, and some are willing to give you a rock bottom price, but then they deliver a remodel with rock bottom quality. The better way is to focus on the track record of your remodeler. It is always better to find a quality, proven kitchen remodeler who will give you a great return on your investment.
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#5 Don’t move your appliances.
When you move appliances, that often means you have to move pipes or electric or other modifications. If you can get the remodel you want without moving any appliances, that can save money. (Of course, even if you aren’t moving appliances, you can still replace them!).
#6 Consider a smaller island or even a cart.
If you want an island as part of your remodel, but that is adding too much expense, there are smaller islands that can serve well for many homeowners. You can even consider a kitchen cart instead of an island to save more money.
#7 If you don’t want to pay for recessed lighting, consider track lighting.
Recessed lighting is a popular and beautiful choice for many Kansas City homeowners in their new kitchen. But if that is adding more cost than you prefer, remember that track lighting is also an attractive choice and costs less to install.
#8 Refinish flooring instead of replacing it.
This isn’t an option for everyone, but if you have wood flooring, consider refinishing the floor instead of replacing it.
#9 Use open shelving options.
If you would like to increase the useable storage space in your kitchen without buying additional cabinets, open shelving can be a great option. As an additional benefit, many homeowners find they enjoy using the open shelves as a chance to add a little extra style when decorating their new kitchen.
#10 Always choose value over the cheapest price.
As a general rule, whenever you have to choose between value and price, always choose value. You will have choices in products, materials, and Kansas City, MO contractors. If you focus only on price instead of what you get for your money, you’ll find that you get less value in the long run out of your kitchen remodeling project.
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