Renovating a kitchen can be a daunting and expensive task. When there are new floors to install, old appliances that need to be replaced and run-down cabinets that need a pick-me-up, the unfortunate reality is that all of this costs money. No need to despair however, UCAN has compiled our top tips on renovating your kitchen on a budget.
How to Renovate Your Kitchen on a Budget
Here are our top 5 tips to make your kitchen renovation an exciting and rewarding project- without breaking the bank!
1. Pre-plan Your Budget (and Stick to It)
The first (and most important) step when planning your kitchen renovation is creating a budget. Decide what you would like to renovate in your kitchen before researching the most economical way to achieve these and starting to shop around. It helps to come up with specific prices for everything you will need to buy; don’t forget to include labour charges! Kitchen renovations rarely run smoothly so allow yourself an extra 15-20% for unexpected costs. By setting a budget you are preventing yourself getting carried away.
2. Give Outdated Cabinets a Makeover Instead of Replacing Them
Buying your cabinets new can be pricey, luckily there are several simple DIY projects that will give them the boost they need to transform your kitchen. The easiest option is simply to replace the handles of the cabinets (you can browse our handle selection here). Another effective option can be the reface your cabinets using sandpaper to get back to the original wood, before being re-painted the colour of your choice.
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It is amazing what a new coat of paint can do to transform a room! Try making small, yet significant, changes to your backsplash and window panes, and remove unnecessary clutter from your counter tops. Simple changes like these add up and give your kitchen a much more professional and finished look.
3. Keep Your Plumbing in the Same Place
Plan your renovations around your plumbing and drainage system. Changing your drainage and location of your sink is extremely expensive and, most of the time, can be worked around instead. If you are unhappy with the layout of your kitchen, consider changing the flow by rearranging appliance or adding a table or island to the centre. By planning your kitchen effectively, you will save the most money.
4. Install your Own Flooring
Once you have selected and bought your flooring, floors such as Ceramic and Vinyl are extremely easy DIY projects; you will have them down in no time! By doing it yourself, you will save big bucks, as you will not have to pay for labour. Put on some good music, invite a friend and get tiling!
Call UCAN DIY Today to Begin Your Dream Kitchen Renovation
Let our team help you get the custom kitchen of your dreams in the most cost-effective way possible. Call UCAN DIY today and begin the process of transforming your kitchen, because everything is better if you do it yourself.