If you are thinking about investing in a home kitchen revamp there are a few things you should think about. One of the main being your budget, you don’t want to undergo a remodel with a minimal budget, so here at JF Plumbing Services, we have come up with a few ways you can make your money stretch as far as possible and potentially keep you below budget.
How to save money during a kitchen revamp?
When it comes to remodelling your kitchen you have to think hard and long about how you want it to be fitted, where you want taps, fridges and other appliances to go and what colours to go for. It can all be rather overwhelming; however, this is the one place in your home where you cook, entertain and enjoy time with your family and friends, so you want it to be perfect.
Whether you’re moving into a new home or simply wanting to revamp a kitchen you have had for the past 15 years you want to ensure it adds some value to your home as you never know when you might want to move out. To get the kitchen of your dreams on a budget can be a difficult task, however, if you plan it right and use the best tradesmen you can save your self a few pounds in the process.
Ripping out your old kitchen
Many people make the mistake of hiring someone to rip out their old kitchen; we understand that you might want to get it done over the course of a weekend however we always recommend taking your time. If it takes you a couple of trips down to the skip think about how much you can save on hiring a skip. Get family members involved and make it a fun affair.
When it comes to plumbing this is something you shouldn’t do yourself; we recommend getting plumbers Buckingham to ensure you have a working kitchen; there is nothing worse than trying to do all the plumbing yourself and then fitting the kitchen to find out that your plumbing is not up to scratch. Some plumbing services can also help with electrics as well as plumbing fittings and pipes. JF Plumbing Services do a number of installations when it comes to kitchens including tiling, electricals, pipes and plumbing system fittings.
Do as much decorating yourself as you can! It may take you a bit longer, but it will be worth it. When choosing colours we always recommend to our customers to pick a neutral colour, we have seen a range of people pick a bold or wacky colour for their kitchen which looks amazing, but they end up changing their minds a few years down the line and need a kitchen revamp much sooner then they had hoped for. By picking a neutral colour, you can bring in more vibrancy through items such as China, curtains and decorations.
Floorings can also be a difficult one to think about if you have wood flooring rather then buying new ones think about finishing them in a different way. Painting or varnishing wood can give it a lovely finish. If you are looking for tiles, check if they have any surplus stock, if they have any cracked tiles, you might be able to make a unique design on flooring.
Do you have cabinets you can reuse? If you don’t like the colour of your existing cabinets but think that they are in good condition, you can simply revamp them with spray paint from Pro Aerosols. Bright whites are a great way of hiding potentially outdated cabinets.
If you feel that you need new cabinets completely, we recommend thinking about ready to assemble kit as it saves you having to get someone in to fit all the units. The ready to assemble kits can often be half the price of what you might pay for a custom made kitchen. Howdens offer a range of ready to assemble and flat pack kitchen cabinets in a variety of colours and finishes.
We also recommend thinking about what counters you want, some materials such as marble, lava stone and recycled materials can be bank breaking. However, there is a range of alternative you can look at installing to make your kitchen look new and modern. Take a look at IKEA for example, they have a vast range of colours and styles offering affordable prices.
Kitchen appliances can cost you a significant amount, and it has now become a necessity to have a dishwasher in your kitchen. Look around for a second-hand item; there is a range of sites now available for second-hand purchases. When it comes to home appliances, we also recommend looking at warehouse sales. Often appliances may be damaged ever so slightly with small dents or scratches that are hardly noticeable, but the retailer is unable to sell them at face value, many shoppers can get a great bargain.
Doing up your kitchen can cost a significant amount, but it doesn’t have to with our simple and easy tips. Doing a lot of the work yourself will save you a vast amount of money, we always recommend calling in family and friends when it comes to large projects as it can feel overwhelming at times. When it comes to plumbing get a qualified plumber to do any installations as this is one of the main downfalls people come across when renovating kitchens, sometimes things can go wrong. Make sure when it comes to countertops and household appliances you get yourself a bargain.