Remodeling Your Kitchen Without Breaking the Bank
Published March 1st, 2023 by Manuel Escobar
Remodeling an entire kitchen can be a daunting task in itself. But doing it on a tight budget is even more challenging. Don’t worry though, it doesn’t have to be as expensive as you may think. With some creative planning, smart choices, and budgeting, you can give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank!
Planning & DIY
Before you even start your kitchen remodel, you need to make a plan of what you want to accomplish. Do you know what change you want to see? Is there an estimate for the cost or lead time for appliance and material deliveries? You should be able to know everything you need and everything you want to see before the change even happens. Knowing how much appliances, lights, and materials will cost ahead of time will help you not overspend and stay on track with the build.
If you're handy, you may even consider doing some of the work yourself! A good Do It Yourself, DIY, the project is always fulfilling and fun to work on. One of the easiest and most cost-efficient ways to give your kitchen a new look is repainting it! Choose a color that complements your countertops, cabinets, and flooring. You can even paint your backsplash or add a colorful accent wall. Other things you can do yourself without professional help are installing new hardware or even installing new countertops. Just be sure to know your limits and hire a professional for those more complicated projects such as installing the actual appliances or rewiring your electricity and lights.
Appliance Options & Details
The biggest way to save on your kitchen remodel is to be a smart shopper. There’s nothing wrong with not wanting to spend several thousand dollars on a single appliance. A kitchen remodel is and will be whatever you want it to be, it’s your project. So, if you’re on a tight budget, shopping smart and looking at all your options is the best way to start. You may be surprised to see how much of a price range there is when it comes to appliances. Look for the best sales, discounts, and even clearance items or items that are close to being discounted for a good deal. You can also consider buying used or refurbished items to save even more money.
There are a few things you can do for your appliances when it comes to a remodel. First, you can purchase new appliances. This is usually the most expensive option since you’re buying a whole new unit, most likely hauling away an old one, buying the spare parts, and getting it installed. So, it’s easily a minimum of a thousand dollars and gets as expensive as you want it to be. The second option is to buy used or refurbished appliances. Most of the time these units work fine and have little to no cosmetic wear and tear and come at a discount. The last option is to either repair or upgrade your current appliances. This means, maybe buying some new cooktop grates, knobs, and panels depending on the appliance to give it a new look.
Kitchen remodels are also all about the details. Small changes can make a big difference to your kitchen’s overall appearance. Replacing that old hardware as we mentioned such as knobs and handles with new ones. Detailing your kitchen can be a quick and inexpensive way to update the look of your cabinets and appliances.
How We Can Help
Remodeling your kitchen doesn't have to be expensive. With some careful planning, smart choices, and a little creativity, you can give your kitchen a new look without breaking the bank. At Airport Home Appliance, Northern California’s leading provider of in-stock appliances, you can find all your kitchen remodeling needs! With a vast selection of products available both in-store and online, our showrooms are the perfect place to start your appliance journey. Browse our inventory at your leisure and find the perfect appliance to meet your needs today. Plus, our Zero Interest Financing makes it easy to get your appliances without the upfront cost. And did we mention Free Next-Day Delivery?
Visit us in person or online today to get started!