With the average kitchen remodel cost well over ten thousand dollars I always like to think of creative ways that I can maximize our client's budgets to get the most bang for their buck. One of the first places that I look to save money during kitchen makeovers is in the cabinetry. As I am sure you can imagine, gutting an entire space and starting fresh can be quite costly. For that reason we try to paint or reface cabinets as often as possible (unless the client wants completely new ones) in order to take advantage of the pieces that are already there and save money in the budget for other things. The average cost of kitchen cabinets is far higher than the price of replacing cabinet doors with more updated styles like we did in this sleek modern kitchen.
With the average kitchen remodel cost often in the twenty thousand dollar range, I am always looking for small ways to reduce the budget without sacrificing style. Believe it or not, we were able to cut that kitchen renovation cost in half in this home by repainting their old cabinets (originally the cherry color of the island) and polishing up the hardwood floors to give them a brand new look. By reusing some of these major materials that usually suck up such a huge part of the budget, we were able to splurge on more high end kitchen remodel ideas like the granite countertops and gorgeous pendent lights hung over the island, to give the entire space a more high end and luxurious look. You would never know that this space was actually relatively inexpensive to finish.
I will be honest, my research on the average kitchen remodel cost has scared me away from adding on to our home for years now. I have really been wanting to make a grey and white kitchen like this out of our existing outdated space with old pine cabinets and tile floor. Replacing the floor will be a major expense, I imagine, so I have been considering painting our cabinets in order to cut costs but revitalize the look of the space. From everything that I have read, achieving a great kitchen remodel on a budget hinges on being creative with your money as well as being willing to "diy" some of your projects. So, if we paint the cabinets white ourselves then replace floors and countertops, I think that we can achieve a very similar look.
Homeowners often come to me asking for ways that they can cut down on the average kitchen remodel cost that they have been hearing from television and magazines. Of course these types of remodels can be quite expensive, but there are a ton of kitchen renovation ideas that do not require a huge budget but can still transform the look of your home. I find that it is most easy to achieve this type of change on a budget if you are using a contemporary style design. Start with projects that have a small kitchen remodel cost like replacing the backsplash or cabinet hardware like we did in this modern space, because they can actually have a huge impact on the overall look of the design.
With the average kitchen remodel cost pushing ten thousand dollars it can be really intimidating to undertake a project like this. The primary element that takes up that budget is your cabinets because they are just such a complex (and important) piece of the design. You can reduce the cost of new kitchen cabinets by painting or refacing your existing units like we did here. These techniques breathe new life into your old units by completely changing the exterior portion while leaving the foundation the same. Cutting costs here allows you to incorporate more trendy or high end kitchen design ideas like a gorgeous stone hood like we chose to, or those new cabinets you have been wanting or upgraded fixtures.
The average kitchen remodel cost can be quite high (over ten thousand dollars) so I am constantly being asked how you can achieve high end looks like this on a budget. Of course achieving this can be quite challenging because our kitchen remodel cost estimator generally hinges on the types of material you use. In order to get that high end elegant look that most people want, you have to use upscale and costly materials. Some ways to get around that are, of course, to hunt around for a sale or some sort of deal. Don't rely on your contractor or designer to do this because they are not as invested in keeping costs low as you likely are. Also try to avoid a full kitchen cabinet remodel because that is where the bulk of most budgets often goes. Instead consider painting or refacing them to change up their look.