Want a new kitchen without breaking the bank? Try this out
1. Refinish Cabinets instead of replacing them: Most times, cabinets are the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel when getting them new. Try refinishing your cabinets, especially in white. Bright white can hide most things outdated quite well and modernize the space. This can be done for a fraction of the cost of buying and installing new cabinets.
2. Can’t salvage the cabinets? try new doors: If the body of the cabinets are good but you just can’t stand the doors. Have the body refinished and buy new doors to be installed by your contractor. We recommend mixing some glass doors with regular ones to give it a more updated look.
3. Only Backsplash the Stove Wall: Backsplashes are functional for keeping cooking splatter off the walls. But other than the cosmetic boost a backsplash is not needed much anywhere else except for arguably behind the sink.
4. Keep Plumbing Where it is: If you can live with your current layout, do so, just update everything. Moving plumbing around is very costly, especially when drywall needs to be fixed to access walls.
5. Use Laminate or Remnant Stone Countertops: Countertop retailers always have remnant stone that can be used for any counter. Also, they have colors that are cheaper than others. Furthermore, you’d be surprised how far laminate counters have come.