How To Remodel Your Kitchen A On Small Budget?

The kitchen is called the heart of the house. It is here that your meals are cooked and a wafting smell from them fills the whole house. Your parties gather here. Therefore it is important to have a spic and span kitchen. A well-maintained and nice–looking kitchen would boost the resale value of your house. However re modelling a kitchen is quite a complicated job and there are many things that go into it. Secondly, it is expensive too. The cost of kitchen re modelling varies with the size of your kitchen, the quality of materials, and whether you change the layout of the room. A kitchen remodel project would cost on an average about $20,556. However you can cut down on number of ‘to-dos” item in the list according to your budget. You can also have kitchen remodel project between $10,000 and $15,000 that will include painting walls, refacing cabinets, upgrading the sink, and installing a tile backs plash. With a more opulent budget, you can go for hardwood floors, custom cabinets etc. Let’s see how to go about small scale kitchen re modelling project.
Budgeting

To estimate what could be the cost of kitchen re modelling, ask yourself the question, what do you want from your new kitchen? Ensure that the size and configurations ae fine. Know the look and functionalities that you want in your new kitchen. If your budget is small, do not try to change everything at once. You may compromise on the quality of material which will be costly in the long run. If your budget is small you do not have to change your cabinets for customized ones. You can repaint you present ones set them in your kitchen. You can also invest in stock cabinets which cost much lesser. You can make such cost cut-downs in your re modelling to match it to your budget.
Plan out a design

This should be done with an eye to functionality. If your kitchen has enough space, include an island. This will be useful for serving food to members of the family as well as allow crowds to throng here when you arrange for a house party. Always take into consideration, the traffic patterns in your kitchen. According to the experts, 42-inch walkways for work areas, or 48 inches for multiple cook households should be left. If you can afford it you can take away the wall that separates your kitchen from your dining room. This will make your kitchen and dining area look more spacious. Check the building codes before you do so. However on a shoe-string budget, changing the electrical, gas, and plumbing lines or knocking down walls should be avoided. These can add thousands of dollars.

Lighting

Green plumbing is in vogue today. You should incorporate little steps that will allow conservation of energy and water. Install LED lighting, environmentally friendly faucets, green appliances, and double-pained windows. These are possible without drilling deep holes in your pocket. You can also install under-cabinet and counter LED lights, which might require some additional wiring. These can be placed over each working area. Installing recessed lighting fixtures would save a lot of ceiling space and you can save on hanging lamps or ceiling fixtures.
Maximizing storage

This can be done without installing expensive customization cabinets in the kitchen. You can go for lazy Susana, roll-out trays, double pull-out shelves and other types of racks. These will also save space on additional kitchen cabinets. Ceiling-height cabinets add valuable space for rarely used items. Install shelving on walls, inside cabinet doors and in the pantry to maximize storage.

Counter tops

If you need more space to prepare the food or for chopping and cutting them you can go for pull-out counter tops. You can pull these out when you need the additional space and flip it in when you are finished with it. This design will prevent you from bumping against it.
Upgrade you appliances

You can look for smaller and greener alternatives to your kitchen appliances like a dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, range or stove. It will not only allow you to save water and energy but also give you more leg and arm space in the kitchen.

Always call reliable plumber to carry out the kitchen re modelling. An inexperienced handyman would make innumerable errors and send your entire investment into a gutter. Hiring a reputed plumber may be pricey but it is worth hiring them to ensure a long life for your new kitchen.
  
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