3 Cost Saving tips for Renovating a Kitchen
Whether you’ve just bought a new home or you have lived in your current one
for years, many people find themselves in a house that they adore in an area they love but with a kitchen that is just not practical for their needs. But with little funds available and money tied up in a mortgage, is there a way to re-vamp a kitchen on a tight budget?
The answer is yes! And we are sharing with you three money-saving tips for kitchen renovations on the Northern Beaches.
1 Material selection
A kitchen renovation is an investment that will add value to your home. While it may be enticing to cut costs by opting for cheaper materials and appliances, doing so may cost you more in the long run. Select quality kitchen fittings (especially drawer tracks and hinges) and appliances from well-known brands to ensure that your kitchen withstands the test of time. If you have any doubt regarding the quality of an appliance or product, peruse user reviews of the product on comparative websites such as Product Review and Choice.
Remember that cheap labour will also cost you more in the long run. Always employ experienced cabinet-makers and tradesmen that hold good reputations and are well recommended.
2 Design your space around your appliances
The dimensions of your oven, cook-top, fridge, dishwasher and microwave will determine the overall layout of your kitchen. During the initial stages of your kitchen design, make sure you determine the size of your appliances as well as the direction that the appliance doors will open. This will ensure the ultimate space and cost efficiency of your kitchen and avoid unnecessary and costly changes during construction. For a seamless look, appliances can be integrated into your cabinetry with the help of a skilled cabinet-maker.
3 Recycle, reuse
Before removing or demolishing an existing kitchen, take time to reserve any materials that may be reused. While it will require a little more effort than simply swinging a hammer and knocking down walls, it will save you a small fortune in the long run. Any materials or appliances that are not suited to your new kitchen could be re-purposed in other areas of the home or sold as second-hand items.
For more cost-saving advice on kitchen design in Sydney, contact us.
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