So many of my clients ask me for techniques to decrease the cost of new kitchen cabinets. Unfortunately, for the most part, it kind of is what it is when it comes to factoring those into the budget. However, depending on your design preference and the magnitude of your kitchen remodel, you can cut corners in some places to save money. First and foremost, you could obviously paint existing units to give them a new lease on life. This may not work if you are trying to go from traditional to contemporary like we did in this kitchen. In this case, I would suggest refacing your kitchen cabinets with new doors and panelling to completely transform the look but without wasting extra money on buying all new bases.
My husband and I battled over the cost of new kitchen cabinets for months, trying to decide if it was worth it to scrap our old and start fresh or try to refinish them. As we added up the numbers for our kitchen remodel cost, we quickly discovered that we did not have the funds to simply gut the place. If any of you are in a similar predicament, I would highly suggest looking into refacing your units. It is the fraction of the price of purchasing an all new kitchen cabinet design because you keep your existing bases, but swapping out the doors will give you a totally different look.
I think that a lot of homeowners think that the cost of new kitchen cabinets is actually a lot higher than it really is. Please don't get discouraged before you even begin planning! Of course pricing on the average kitchen remodel cost varies widely depending on your floor plan, existing features, and the style (and elements) you wish to bring in. If you are trying to achieve an all new look on a budget and aren't married to a style yet, I would highly recommend going with a modern theme because you can find cabinetry and countertops that fit this look so much cheaper. The best kitchen cabinets for a contemporary space or simple sleek units like these, that also happen to be some of the most inexpensive.
Obviously the cost of new kitchen cabinets will sky rocket if you want to get as detailed as we did in our traditional style home. However, overall, I was actually quite surprised at the money saving tips that our interior designer gave us for planning out the most cost effective kitchen cabinet remodel. First of all, you probably can't tell, but we actually refaced our old units with new doors to create this look. As you can see, we have a lot of cabinet space in our kitchen, and it would have been a huge waste to scrap all of the solid wood bases. When we asked Cindy (our designer) how much does it cost to remodel a kitchen with high end finishes, she immediately suggested we consider swapping out doors but keep the bases so that we you use that money elsewhere for some of the other lavish details we incorporated.
I know that most of you shudder at the cost of new kitchen cabinets and want to do everything you can to avoid making that investment, but hear me out on why you should consider just making the plunge. I am seeing so many awesome kitchen design 2019 trends that feature cabinetry with a very unique sleek seamless style like the ones in these photos. This is not something that you can achieve by painting your 1990s or 2000s paneled units. It is a unique trend that is very current and that I anticipate remaining popular for years to come. Because they are not as detailed as other styles, buying new kitchen cabinets that look like this is actually not as expensive as you may fear and will truly be a fantastic investment into the value of your home.
Despite the high cost of new kitchen cabinets, my husband and I were willing to take the plunge so that we could create this gorgeous new space. We have been planning and budgeting for years in order to handle our kitchen renovation cost because we knew it would be a major investment, but one that would greatly increase the value of our home in the long run. We had a pretty large space to work with, so we completely gutted it and started fresh with these gorgeous paneled units that match the intricate beamwork on the ceiling. In order to beat the average cost of kitchen cabinets, we did do a ton of research to find the best deal for the best quality (I didn't want to skimp on this important piece) and ultimately we are very happy with our choice.