Save money on a kitchen remodel! Part 2
Part 2 of Kitchen Remodels
Forget about those pricey accessories! Instead of roll-outs in every cabinet, just put one at the bottom of the most used boxes. Silverware drawers are often the most expensive from the manufacturer, but instead of paying the higher price think about using really nice inserts purchased online or at home stores (that are removable AND washable) for a fraction of the cost.
- Keep an open mind
Open your mind to the different possibilities when it comes to space planning. A professional can take your existing space and make the most of your storage while providing functionality by using creative design strategies. You don’t always have to tear into the walls to gain extra space, sometimes you only need to move a doorway to open up the room. Unless you have remodeled before hiring a professional to help with this project will save you money, avoid costly mistakes and possibly give you more ideas on how to use your space better and wisely. They’ve done hundreds of kitchens and bathrooms, this may be your first one – there is a lot to learn. There is a fine art to remodeling and once the house is built and standing for years you will always run in to issues you never thought you had.
- Cabinets could make or break a kitchen remodel
Make the most of manufacturers’ rebates on kitchen cabinets. Before tackling the project spend some time to watch the market, certain times of the year, manufacturers offer incentives to keep business going or to get rid of old inventory to make room for new. Think of cabinet shopping as if you are buying a new car. Car dealerships will offer more incentives, rebates and kickbacks in Sept – Nov to get rid of the current year inventory to make room for next year’s, cabinet manufacturers will do the same. Don’t be afraid to shop around! Many times the rebate will allow you to upgrade that you would not have been able to afford otherwise. Be very aware of the deadlines since they are enforced on any rebate because they typically come from National brands. So don’t miss out on a great opportunity or deal, remember that you will have to purchase these items by a certain date!
- Don’t be afraid to finance!
You still have to live and there is no reason to let a tight budget keep you from completing the projects you’ve been dreaming about. Look for home remodeling companies that offer financing programs, you can have work done on your home by a professional and get it financed at the same time. You have to consider both the immediate costs and the long-term value for your home. Remember, instead of paying large upfront cost for these renovations, you can break payments down into smaller increments to make throughout the year. We are all credit conscience now but there are certain things that financing is a smart choice, financing a car, financing a home and financing a home improvement project. These projects will increase the value of the home and that is always a wise investment.