The bulk of your average kitchen remodel cost is taken up by the cabinets. For this reason, I generally encourage my clients who are on a budget to research alternate means of revamping their units so they can avoid the hefty cost of new kitchen cabinets. By refacing and/or painting your old units you can completely change the look and style for relatively little money (especially if you do the project yourself). In this slightly rustic contemporary style kitchen we opted to refacing the old cabinets to give them a more simple and sleek design that would blend well with the decor style the client was trying to achieve. Just show your contractor a few kitchen remodel pictures that you like and they can tell you if you can achieve that look with your existing cabinets or if you will have to purchase brand new ones.
A kitchen remodel cost can be quite high, so it is important to plan out the entire space before you get started so that you can carefully allocate your budget to the most impactful features. The average kitchen remodel cost is well into the thousands, but you can certainly achieve a fantastic look for much less if you get creative with your materials, techniques and maybe even DIY it a bit. In this cool modern style kitchen we actually used cheap Ikea kitchen cabinets but doctored them up a bit with high end hardware and nice granite countertops. These more expensive details gives the kitchen design a high end look even though the major material cost was actually much less than you would think.
We have really been wanting to redo this room for years, but a kitchen remodel cost is just so high that we keep putting it off. I have been doing a ton of research on kitchen remodel ideas and cost in order to figure out the most budget friendly ways to make a big design impact in our house. From what I have learned, cabinetry is the big money pit and to avoid doing much in regards to them if you can. I actually am fine without a major kitchen cabinet remodel because I think that ours are in good shape and have a nice traditional style that could be easily elevated with the right touches. The major projects that I want to tackle are replacing the kitchen countertops, adding a backsplash and installing some cool light fixtures that will make the room look more high end. I think that these projects will keep the costs low but will really change how the room looks.
So many homeowners that we talk with are incredibly intimidated by the kitchen remodel cost that they leave this project until the very last second so that they don't have to deal with it. I find that so sad because kitchen makeovers can actually be quite economical if you plan it out well and use some creativity. You don't have to completely gut a space and replace it will all high end cabinets, appliances and countertops. You can reuse and recycle old pieces in order to make the kitchen remodel cost estimator lower than you would expect. I always encourage homeowners on a budget to consider paint or refacing their cabinets rather than replacing them, or adding an island or similar unit rather than changing the layout of the entire space.
A kitchen remodel cost can be quite high so my husband and I have been trying to come up with designs that we could accomplish ourselves for a relatively small amount of money. I have been reading a lot of blogs about how to plan a kitchen remodel on a budget and one of the things that most people say is to do whatever you can to keep your existing cabinets. Apparently replacing cabinetry is what generally takes up the bulk of the budget, so painting or refacing it can give your kitchen a new look without spending a ton of money. I really liked these photos of a small kitchen remodel with white cabinets and and light aqua color palette. I think that it would be pretty easy to achieve on a budget by painting our existing units white and adding a glass subway tile backsplash on the walls.
I would guess that this kitchen remodel cost an absolute fortune, but that will not stop me from trying to replicate it at my house. I love DIY design projects and have been researching kitchen remodel ideas for years to decide how I want to update our outdated home. Well I have finally found my inspiration in this gorgeous all white French country design. Admittedly there are a lot of intricate details and high end finishes, but I think if I break down the design and identify key pieces (like a gorgeous hood, paneled white cabinets, and grey color palette), I can achieve a similar look while keeping kitchen renovation cost low. I look forward to taking on this project and will update everybody with pictures once the room is complete!