Kitchen remodeling on a budget is difficult, but it is not impossible. As a homeowner, you will be faced with many tough decisions during the renovation process, but the hardest choice you will have to make is where to allocate your money.
Luckily, 5 Day Kitchens of Pueblo is here to make your life easier. Here is our expert advice on where you should save your money, and where it is acceptable to splurge.
SPLURGE on appliances.
Appliances are the heart of your kitchen, so it is okay to spend a little more money here. Opting for a more reliable model may cost you a couple hundred dollars more upfront, but can save you thousands in the long run. Also look for stainless steel models – they add the most resale value to the home and offer a timeless look.
SAVE on cabinet frames.
One of the biggest mistakes people make when remodeling their kitchen is splurging on the cabinets. That’s a big no-no, especially when it comes to the framework. Because they are protected by the doors and surrounding appliances, cabinet frames don’t experience much wear and tear. Add that to the fact that they are hidden behind the doors 99% of the time, and it’s easy to see why you should choose more economical framework.
SPLURGE on hardware.
The hardware in your kitchen – such as the drawer handles, hinges, etc. – are the most used components, so you want to invest in something that will last. Spending a little extra money on your hardware can also provide a more upscale look for your cabinetry.
SAVE by restoring instead of replacing.
If your kitchen is already equipped with hardwood floors that were beautiful in a past life, but are a little scuffed up now, look into reviving them rather than replacing them. Often times, you can restore that beautiful new hardwood shine for a fraction of the price of a new floor.
SPLURGE on a qualified contractor.
The one place you should never penny-pinch is hiring a contractor to turn the kitchen of your dreams into a reality. You can break the bank on appliances, cabinets, counter tops, and flooring – but if they are poorly installed, they won’t live up to their price tag.
Planning a kitchen remodel for your Colorado home? Look no further than 5-Day Kitchens of Pueblo as your go-to contractor. As Patterson Plumbing’s trusted kitchen remodeling division, we will make sure that your next project gets done correctly, quickly, and for a reasonable price. If you live in Pueblo County or the surrounding area, give us a call at (719) 404-4242.