Sep 03

Saving Money on Kitchen Remodeling

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Saving money on kitchen remodeling is relatively easy.  The key here is to try and tackle some of the project yourself.  The attached article shares some of the ways that of saving money when kitchen remodeling.

I recently installed a white subway tile back splash in my kitchen.  Total cost $85.00 (including the tiles, an adhesive spreader, a grout float, grout, adhesive, and a sponge).  Total area, about 15 square feet.  I figure I saved myself between $500 and $1000 dollars  on labor costs alone, and I think the results are pretty good.  It has made a dramatic difference in my kitchen.  Installing a back splash is relatively easy; so too is installing floor tile and painting.  Read on for more saving money ideas on kitchen remodeling.

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Saving Money on Kitchen Remodeling

Remodeling your kitchen can be one of the most beneficial home improvements you make. It not only adds value to your home, it adds value to your daily living as well.

Unfortunately, the cost of remodeling a kitchen can be prohibitive for many homeowners—or so they think. The following tips can make remodeling the kitchen more affordable and equally rewarding, provided you are willing to do some of the legwork and installation yourself.

Cabinets

Cabinets are one of the biggest expenses in any kitchen remodel. If your cabinets are in good condition, but are not exactly the color or finish you want for your new kitchen, consider using them again. Many cabinets can be painted to match the color scheme of the new kitchen. While this is a time and labor-intensive task, it can save you a lot of money as opposed to buying new cabinets.

For cabinets that simply cannot be saved, try ordering and installing ready-to-assemble cabinets. These cabinets come in a wide range of sizes, finishes, and dimensions. Find the ones that match the space you have available and put them in yourself. If you are uncomfortable installing them, hire a contractor, but be sure to search for the best wholesale pricing available for the cabinets ahead of time.

Countertops

One of the largest and most noticeable surfaces in the kitchen is the countertop, and you want it to look good. Instead of going with a marble or granite countertop, opt for one that is made of Corian or laminate.

If you want a substantial countertop that definitely has personality, create a cement countertop. Many home-improvement websites give step-by-step guides and videos for creating your own cement countertop for a fraction of the cost of traditional ones.

Flooring

Your worn linoleum is so outdated that it has to be replaced in the redesign. While there used to be only a few choices for flooring, today’s flooring options are almost endless. You can install vinyl tiles, sheets of vinyl flooring, laminate wood, ceramic or vinyl tile, stone flooring, and more.

For a cost-effective approach, try installing vinyl tiles. They are usually sold by the case, and two or three boxes are typically enough to complete the job. The great thing about today’s vinyl tiles is that they are a lot more fashionable than tiles of old and they can be easily installed by the average homeowner. If your existing vinyl flooring is worn, but still even and bump-free, you can even install the new vinyl tiles directly over it to save time and money.

Remodeling your kitchen may take longer than you might like when doing it yourself, but by doing some of the labor yourself, you will significantly cut down on expenses. Do not be afraid to tackle the project and seek out advice when needed. Before you know it, your kitchen will have the look you love—at a price that fits right into your budget.

Alyssa Davis is the senior staff writer for www.Metal-Wall-Art.com

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As you can see, saving money on kitchen remodeling is relatively easy and straightforward if you are willing to do some of the work yourself.  Saving money on labor costs can really add up very quickly.  You will also enjoy the satisfaction of knowing that you did the work and that you found a way of saving money at the same time.

Here are some more saving money ideas for you.

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