So you’ve managed to get yourself a nice-looking house. But what’s missing? You take one look at the kitchen and decide you want to remodel it. But wait, you check your bank account and realize you’re short on cash. So now what?
Kitchen remodeling is expensive in today’s day and age. Contemporary kitchens have a lot of stuff here and there that makes them look good but at the same time requires them to be heavy on your wallet.
Getting the budget right!
The first thing you should do is have a number in mind. This number will be your budget. It doesn’t have to be an exact number; a rough range would be more than enough.
The reason you need to have a budget in mind is because it helps you keep track of things. When you go out to buy stuff for your contemporary kitchen, you tend to lose track of how much you’ve spent so far. Remember, small costs add up very quickly!
With a budget in mind, you can plan out your purchases in advance so that you don’t run over it.
Go for pre-made designs
Now, with your budget in mind, the next step is to go out and buy pre-made kitchen carcasses. We at Aura Kitchens also make a wide variety of kitchen units including cabinets that are very stylish and affordable. You can contact us to make custom doors for kitchen cabinets at an efficient cost. Remember, if you go for an entirely personalized and custom-made unit, the cost will skyrocket.
The next step is the countertop. No kitchen is complete without a fine-looking countertop to put plates and pots on. With countertops, there is a lot of variety. From laminate ones to solid surface countertops to natural stone, the choices are many.
For a budget-friendly kitchen though, laminate countertops are an ideal choice; they are quite exquisite and have a nice surface finish. But keep in mind that laminate countertops are not strong and sturdy; they will break if hit hard enough. Also, laminate countertops are flammable if brought into close contact with heat, so you can’t place a hot pan or a pot on them.
DIY vs hiring a professional
Look, everyone thinks they’re the next Picasso. But let’s be honest here, you’re probably not. But then again, if you are trying to put together a nice-looking contemporary kitchen that is also budget-friendly, then you’re probably going to have to tighten some screws and apply some elbow grease.
If you want your kitchen remodeling to go well, then a little DIY will go a long way in helping you save money on your budget. At the same time, hire a professional for the more complicated stuff like door-making and countertop repairing.
Well, there you go. We’ve given you some nice suggestions on what to look out for the next time you decide to remodel your kitchen on a small budget or decide to go for a brand new one when buying a house. Good luck!