remodeling-on-a-budgetRemodeling and renovation can be mentally exhausting and slowly depletes your budget. It’s not uncommon to hear a story about how somebody miscalculated the cost of remodeling and ended up spending way more than they planned. With a negative affect on your back account, this mistake can cost you a lot more than just money.

The hours you spend planning the remodeling can all go to waste if you don’t manage to stay within budget. You might fall in love with the expensive faucets that will look just perfect with the new sink, and before you know it, there’ll be no money left for the pretty light fixtures. It’s easy to go overboard when you’re remodeling. You’d want everything to be perfect and look expensive.

Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to avoid

In the haste to get everything done perfectly, you may find yourself in trouble. During a kitchen remodeling, there are a number of things you’d have to consider and a lot more things that you’ll have to avoid.

As you go along with the remodeling, you’ll realize what things you have to keep in mind. Ideally, you must have a perfect picture in your mind about how you want it to look.

Meanwhile, here’s a list of common remodeling mistakes that almost everyone ends up doing. Read on and refrain from these mistakes during kitchen remodeling.

  • Don’t go overboard

Yes, it is exciting! You’re remodeling your kitchen but it is no reason to land yourself in debt. You must consider your budget when planning the remodeling. Instead, opt for a simple, inexpensive kitchen. And if you want to add expensive finishing touches, there are a lot of remodeling ideas later on in the blog.

  • Don’t Ignore the Small Stuff

Do you consider storage features and small add-ons a waste of money? Think again! While boosting your kitchen storage efficiency, these additional dividers or pantry pullouts will provide an overall contemporary look. And when you later realize the importance of these components and decide to buy them separately, they’ll cost you more.

 

  • Don’t go against the architectural Design

Every house has its own design and style and if you try to change it too drastically, it might end in a disaster. Trying to remodel a contemporary styled kitchen into a traditional one might not work out the way you want it to. Just go easy on the remodeling plans.

  • emodeling-ideas-to-make-your-kitchen-look-expensiveDon’t reroute the plumbing

If your aim is not to incur hundreds of dollars in renovation, keep the plumbing where it is. In your enthusiasm to change the position of your kitchen sink, you might end up spending more than you planned to. Avoid this and you can save yourself a lot of money and trouble.

Now that you know what not to do, we can move onto things that you ought to do to make your kitchen look expensive. Just incorporate any of these ideas when remodeling your kitchen and you can get a classy and stylish kitchen, on a budget.

·         Light Up the Place

That old overhead light might have been a faithful companion all these years but after the remodeling, you might want to take it down. With all the money that you spent on making the place more elegant, leaving the old light fixtures intact will not help your case. These are the first things that catch our eyes when we walk into any room. With that thought in mind, invest in a charming chandelier to brighten up the place.

·         Change Cabinet Doors

Yes, just the doors! If your cabinets are in good condition, why waste them? You can still get a new look for your kitchen by just replacing the cabinet doors. Light colors make the place look brighter and bigger, while dark glossy colors will make your kitchen glamorous.

·         Add Accessories

Adding an elegant touch to your kitchen doesn’t necessary have to be expensive. Use artwork, mirrors or picture frames. You can opt for golden accessories, which will definitely compliment the space. Just remember not to cram too many things into one place.

For a more contemporary look, use bold and dark colored artwork. This will elevate the place and also make it look bigger. Look for cheap pieces that will complement your kitchen. Use colorful rugs for a classy and homely look.

·         High Upper Cabinets

If you have a high ceilinged home, you should go for taller upper cabinets. These not only look good but also add a more sophisticated look to the whole place.

·       There are so many kinds of backsplash these days that you’ll have a hard time deciding which one you want. You can go for ceramic surroundings if you are going for a monochromatic theme. For a trendier look, you can combine a number of materials and make a statement. Just remember not to cram in too much or it’ll just make the backsplash look weird.

·          Kitchen Floor

Laminate is the best option since it looks trendy and costs less than hardwood. It doesn’t scratch easily and looks like real tile or wood. So you get the benefit of a laminate but with a classy look. Just choose the color and material that goes best with the rest of your kitchen.

If you choose tile, opt for 12-inch ones. They not only look good but will also give the kitchen a luxurious look. Remember to get them installed diagonally. It’ll highlight them.

You do not want to go over your budget but in the haste to save money, you might doom yourself to spending more later on. Going for the cheap stuff will ensure that you don’t spend more but don’t ignore quality just to focus on the low cost.

When shopping on a budget, consider the price first and then it’s quality and design. If you see something cheap but with a poor quality, it’s better to spend a little more to ensure your investment does not go to waste.

 

Sources

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trulia/2014/07/03/10-tips-to-avoid-getting-burned-by-kitchen-remodels/#68ab10313891

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/room-ideas/news/a7358/make-your-kitchen-look-more-expensive-in-7-simple-steps/