Any kind of remodeling can cost a lot of money, especially Kitchen renovations which prices go from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars if, of course, you want the top of the line appliances, the best tiles decorations. However, if you have the time and the energy, you can reduce the costs of this project by simply doing it yourself! Or get help from family or friends.
HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE?
It all comes down to the additions and changes you want to make, this will reflect on the impact of the cost of your renovation. As mention above, if you are looking for the cream of the crop in the world of appliances the costs will be extremely higher than sticking with the ones you already have.
One of the first things to do will be to make a list of all the changes that are absolutely necessary, as well as a list of the appliances that you need for your daily life, and of course, a B-U-D-G-E-T, this will be of paramount importance if you don’t wanna end up in debt for the rest of your life.
GIVE THEM A SECOND CHANCE, PLEASE!
In order to reduce the costs of your renovations, a great idea could be to give a makeover to the things you have already, for example, change the colors of the cabinets, restore those old granite countertops, you can get awesome ideas from your vendor at the local craft store or hardware store, many websites offer you DIY tutorials, as long as you keep that determination, nothing can stop you!.
If you’re not the “arts and crafts” kind of person a good option for you to recruit the help of a relative or a friend to help you in this endeavor, you can also visit garage sales or flea markets and find second-hand cabinets at a much reasonable price than new ones.
But, whatever you decide, new, old or used, make sure that you stay within your budget, the most likely scenario will be to have unforeseen expenses once you start it.
Once you’ve determined how your brand new kitchen will look like, go and start comparing the prices of all the items that you’ll be needing, remember to always include extra primer and paint. And something to keep in mind, you don’t necessarily have to do it in one day, take your time and do it great. Be patient!
Stablish a “GOAL” system, and carry the project accordingly to the time you have available for it, don’t forget that DIY projects are incredibly self-fulling, and by the end of it, you’ll be proud of yourself.
Normally, renovations projects like this will require some form of permit, so make sure that you have all the paperwork necessary to avoid any inconvenience or unwanted delays in your GOAL system, also remember to be careful with the electricity and your plumbing, you want to remodel the Kitchen, not the entire house