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Frank LaMark – 3 Money saving Tips to Save Money On Your Kitchen Remodel

Filed in Kitchen Trends by on December 29, 2015 0 Comments • views: 879

 

It is a task that many homeowners will encounter eventually and has been known to encourage many sleepless nights. They say that the best-laid plans can fall apart which is probably why back up plans were created. Even with a 20 or 30 percent cushion remodeling a kitchen can break the bank so rather than fall into that money pit there are a few money saving tips that could help you cross that threshold unscathed. The first thing to remember is that a good design is hard to beat so make sure you have this part covered before moving forward and build your budget based on that.

Materials

This is generally a huge chunk of your budget and can be affected if you are not cautious. There are several cabinets in your price range that you will like and then there is the fact that they require less labor and are easier to install. Attempting to design your own cabinets and put them together from the ground up is a noble decision but there are several financial pitfalls waiting for you. When you choose cabinets that are ready to assemble, you already know what you have to deal with. If something goes wrong, it will be addressed from the manufacturers’ perspective and not your budget.

Position

Remodeling your kitchen is a great opportunity to shop for new appliances and replace the ones that are a little less attractive. If the appliance is working efficiently and it serves your purpose, you should avoid replacing it simply because it will not match. Another aspect of budget cost as it pertains to your appliances is the location. Unless it is absolutely necessary to reposition a fridge or a dishwasher then do not. Moving appliances will almost always increase your cost and your labor. Keep in mind that you will probably have to bring water and electricity along to the new position.

The look and timing

Choosing the right time to begin your kitchen remodel can have a financial impact on your budget. Advance planning will give you the ability to negotiate a better price on labor. You also get to take your time and shop wisely for the appliances and other materials you need. Shop wisely for your countertops, as there are many to consider. Granite may be your desire but you can save a great deal with laminate as an option. Use the same lighting if possible but consider energy efficiency if you replace them.

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Frank LaMark is a contributing author in the kitchen and bath industry for the past 15 years.