The Essential Guide For Renovating Your Kitchen While On A Budget

by Sarah Ruhlman

It can be an exciting time when you decide that you want to renovate your kitchen. It’s the center of your home, so you need it to look great if you want to impress guests who come to your home. Renovating your kitchen is also good for keeping the value up of your property, and making it appealing to potential buyers when you do sell. But renovating is expensive, and if you are on a budget, it can be hard to know how to still make it look fantastic. Here is our essential guide for renovating your kitchen while on a budget.


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Consider what needs renovating

One of the first things you should do when you decide to renovate your kitchen is to decide what exactly needs renovating. You might just need to replace counters and cabinets to help it look fantastic again. It will be a cheaper job and could be something you could do yourself if you have DIY skills. However, you may need to replace your electric appliances as well, and in that case, you may need to find a contractor to complete the job. Make sure you research first so you have an idea of the scope of the work needed and a budget you can afford, so you know exactly what you can get for your kitchen.  

Get several quotes from different contractors

Another thing you need to know if you are renovating your kitchen while on a budget is you should get several quotes from different contractors. If you accept the first quote, you could end up spending way more than you have to. Therefore, speak to various companies about kitchen makeovers and they should be able to come out and give you a free quote. You may be able to get them to bring the price down if you negotiate on different elements of the kitchen.

Go through everything in your kitchen first

You should also be making sure you go through everything in your kitchen first before renovating your kitchen. You may not need as many draws and cupboards if you get rid of old pots and pans and cutlery. Go through your old belongings and then when you look into getting your kitchen renovated, it will be cheaper if you need less storage space.

Use the island for cooking and eating

Another thing you need to know when renovating while on a budget is if you are considering getting an island, you should use it for eating and cooking. That way, you won’t have to fork out a fortune for an expensive table and chairs as well. Make sure you plan enough space on the island so that it can easily be used for both.

Use the space wisely

You also need to use the space wisely if you don’t want to spend a fortune when renovating your kitchen. Make sure you think carefully about what’s going to go where so you don’t end up wasting money on extra bits that aren’t necessary. At the end of the day, the kitchen is meant to provide a function and sometimes less is more.

Hopefully, this guide will help you not to spend a fortune when you decide to renovate your kitchen.

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