In these days of tight budgets and watching every penny, a kitchen remodel may seem out of the question. However, if you have some do-it-yourself (DIY) skills and are willing to do the work yourself, you can easily remodel your entire kitchen for under $1000. How can this be done, you wonder? Read the tips and tricks below to find out how to save money while still getting the kitchen you have always dreamed of.
RTA Wholesale Cabinets
If you have never heard of ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets, when you are working on a tight budget, they can be a lifesaver. RTA cabinets are pre-made cabinets that come in set sizes, shapes, and designs. They range from the simple to the elaborate in design and the common to high-end woods that you find in other cabinetry. Since they are already made in bulk, they can usually be purchased through a wholesaler. Not only will this save you time in the project, as waiting for cabinets to arrive can be the longest delay, but it will also save you a significant amount of money. Wholesalers are able to offer the same or close to the same variety, but do not have the middle-man who will increase the prices. Find the cabinets you want, the sizes you need, and the prices that will ensure that your kitchen remodel stays on budget by using RTA wholesale cabinets.
Forget marble countertops on a $1000 budget, but consider using concrete. You can create your own custom concrete countertop that will match the cabinets in your kitchen. Concrete tints and mica flecks can be easily added to give your countertops new depth and dimension. While the project is not expensive, it will take a couple of days, so be sure to add that time into the project timeline.
Vinyl flooring tiles have come a long way since they were used in your grandmother’s kitchen. Today’s vinyl flooring options come in both rolls that can be cut to size and individual tiles. They are a great, inexpensive option for a kitchen floor with an easy cleaning surface. Laminate wood floors are also an option, but you should use caution, as water can damage the flooring quickly. One leaky dishwasher or overflowing sink could necessitate ripping up the floor in the future.
Although paint is usually the least expensive component of a kitchen remodel, you can save money on this aspect of the redo, as well. When you go to check out paint chips, take a look at the as-is section in the paint area of your local home improvement store. Sometimes you will find high-quality cans of paint at deep discounts, because they were slightly off-color from the requested shade. Instead of throwing the paint away, the stores then sell the paint for a fraction of the cost.
Although your largest expense will be the kitchen cabinets, with wholesale RTA cabinets you can save a significant amount of money. Do your research and find out what dimensions you need for your cabinets before you start looking to buy. Not only will is save you money, but it will also save you time. With careful planning and shopping, you can easily get a brand new DIY kitchen for under $1000