When it comes to home remodeling, most homeowners opt for a kitchen remodel or a bathroom remodeling, because these are the most used rooms in a house and they have to provide an effective mixture of functionality and style.
Even when you buy a new home, or you move into a new home, it’s most likely you want to remodel the kitchen, to have it customized according to your wishes. Kitchen remodeling doesn’t have to be expensive, if you know where to spend less money and where it’s worth investing more on the long term. To help you plan your kitchen remodeling, here are some ideas to help you cut off some of the expenses.
1.Don’t underestimate a good paint job
You can brighten up a kitchen just by painting the walls in a light color, ranging from white to delicate pastel tones, or if you bring some new life into old kitchen cabinets with a fresh coat of paint. You don’t have to buy new furniture if you have mismatched chairs and stools, it’s enough to paint them in the same color. You instantly gain more light and the kitchen, no matter how small, will appear more spacious.
Even a white color, if chose right, is not as tricky as it seems. White kitchen cabinets are very on trend right now. You must be careful when it comes to keeping them clean, but it’s not difficult if you choose a special paint that keeps stains and streaks away and it’s usually enough just to wipe the cabinets once in a while.
2. Lighting fixtures
If you have to deal with a small kitchen, it’s important to choose appropriate lighting fixtures. Make sure you have enough light over the sink and the working space. You can opt for something more bold, like an oversized pendant, that can be used to add a pop of color into an overall white kitchen.
3. Warm details
The countertops are also a great way to add some warmth into a bright kitchen, by using wooden countertops, similar to old-fashioned butcher – blocks. Wood is also a good idea for various décor elements to counter the effect of “colder” materials such as steel or glass.
4. Invest in good appliances
Instead of spending a lot of money on new furniture, it’s best to invest in good appliances. After all, you use them every day and you want items that won’t break down after only a couple of months. Moreover, if you or someone in your family enjoys cooking, why not make their life easier with modern appliances, that help save time and efforts necessary to prepare a meal.
If you want to save some money, try to keep the appliances in their original locations, because it helps reduce the costs of a kitchen remodeling.
As for furniture, garage sales and thrift shops are great options. You can find cheap furniture that needs only some minor reconditioning, perfect for a DIY project.
5. Open shelves
If you want some extra storage space, open shelves are a great idea. You can add them anywhere you have some room and you can use them to store all kinds of things. It’s even possible to add a splash of color, by applying a colorful wallpaper on the wall behind the shelves. It creates an interesting effect, that draws attention. However, make sure you don’t place too many shelves, because you don’t want to have the entire walls covered with objects and kitchen utensils.
Finally, if you don’t want to end up spending more money on a kitchen remodel, it’s important to hire some professionals, with good credentials. Some things you can do on your own, but it’s best not venture in experimenting with your kitchen remodel project, or it might be more expensive than you initially planned it to be.
Therefore, you can opt for the services offered by Good Deal Remodeling, regardless of budget or complexity of the remodeling. Our team has extensive experience in remodeling, especially in kitchen remodel. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free estimate and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.