The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in the house, and a stylish and efficient kitchen is something every homeowner can be proud of. However, a kitchen remodel can often get very expensive. Are you looking to update your kitchen, but don’t have the big bucks to spend on a huge remodeling project? Take a look at our top tips for updating your kitchen on a budget:
Refresh Kitchen Cabinets
New cabinets are often one of the biggest costs in a kitchen remodelling project. Instead of replacing your kitchen cabinets, consider refinishing your existing ones. You can stain them, paint them, or reface them with a layer of veneer and add updated handles in a different style or finish. You could also consider open shelving for an airy minimalist look.
Keep the Same Kitchen Layout
Moving things around and ripping out existing cabinets or appliances is what becomes costly during a kitchen remodel. If your kitchen allows room for a kitchen island, consider sourcing one for additional counter space, or to introduce a breakfast bar.
Refurbish or Fix Your Appliances
To save money, keep your existing appliances as these can be very costly when replaced. If they are not running as efficiently as they once were, look into having them fixed or refurbished to get them back to full working order.
Look at Alternative Countertop Materials
New countertops can really make a big impact in a kitchen remodel and there are a huge variety of options to choose from. However, some of these options can be very costly, such as marble or granite. If you like the look of stone but balk at the cost, you may want to use laminate instead. It is considerably cheaper than granite but can look remarkably similar!
The team at Masters Construction have completed thousands of kitchen renovation projects in the Ottawa area to complete client satisfaction. Reach out to us today to book your FREE in-home assessment and get started on the path towards your dream kitchen!