I can you promise you the best way to save money right from the start is to be prepared! Hire a designer if you do not know much about kitchen remodeling because they will save you money in the long run. You will not have to worry about costly mistakes or errors during the remodeling process because a designer should be able to point all those issues out to you ahead of time. After you hire a designer you can talk about your must-haves before you even start the remodeling process. You will be able to come up with a more realistic budget if you talk to someone before the process begins.
A cost-efficient way to spruce up any kitchen remodel is to focus on the lighting. Often lighting is forgotten about in a remodel because people are more concerned with their cabinets, appliances, and tile. But if you want to add that extra lighting try under cabinet lighting, it will not break the bank and I think it really makes a difference! Then you can just have the under cabinet lighting and cool pendant lights over your island or peninsula and you will be good to go!
A very costly addition to a remodel, which people do not even realize is the plumbing. If you planning on changing up your whole layout be prepared to spend a little more on plumbing because that is going to cost moving around all the pipelines that go along with the fridge or dishwasher. So if you have a smaller budget, try keeping the layout the same, if it is functional for you.
Take time with your selections. Cabinets can be the most costly addition to a remodel so take your time and make sure you love your choice! Also with your tops, whether you decide to go with granite or quartz or a different source, make sure you love them. This is your kitchen remodel and you are supposed to love it every time you walk into the space, so make the investment worthy of your preferences, taste and lifestyle.
Til Next Time,