Your kitchen might look like it’s overdue for a facelift, but just like many homeowners, the current economy has caused you to put the project on the back burner. However, with careful planning you might be able to give the room a fresh new look without spending a bundle – a kitchen remodel doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are many inexpensive options if you know where to look and just because an item doesn’t cost a lot doesn’t mean it has to appear that way.
Use RTA Cabinets as the Starting Point for your Project
Ask any homeowner what the most expensive item was in their kitchen remodel and there’s a very good chance the reply will be the kitchen cabinets. The cost of purchasing medium to high-end cabinets from one of the major manufacturers can be enough to take your breath away or even cause a slight cardiac event. What if you could find kitchen cabinets that were 30 to 40 percent less costly than many of these more well known brands and their quality was the same or even better?
What’s the catch? You have to assemble them yourself – a project that takes a few minutes and only requires a screwdriver. RTA cabinets can be a great way to lower your costs during a kitchen remodeling project.
Achieve a Fresh Look with a New Ceiling
While many people don’t think about it, one of the fastest and least expensive methods for completely changing the look of a room is by installing a new ceiling? If you think that means tearing out sheetrock, extensive patching, and your kitchen being out of commission for a week, think again. Decorative ceiling tiles can be nailed up, glued to your existing ceiling, or installed as part of a drop-in tile grid system.
Decorative ceiling tiles are available in numerous designs, finishes, and even prefinished colors. The installation is very DIY friendly – depending on the size of your kitchen you may be able to put in an entire ceiling over a weekend. Oh, it should probably also be mentioned that many styles are very easy on the budget and with each tile covering four square feet, you usually don’t need many for an average sized room.
Remodeling a kitchen doesn’t have to be expensive. These two budget- friendly tips can reduce your costs and there are many others if you take the time to look.