When renovating your whole home or maybe even when flipping a house, you want to create the most cost-efficient kitchen. Due to the nature of such renovations, kitchens can often be allotted a smaller budget as compared to other projects solely focused on the kitchen. Sure it might sound that the words small budget and kitchen remodel are contradictory, but here at Aura Kitchens and Cabinets, we make it possible.
Although you might have a small budget, you do not want to compromise the style and quality of the kitchen. So to begin with let’s take a look at the lifetime of a kitchen, you want to start by focusing on the longevity of your kitchen’s design. Evaluate the overall colour palette, ask yourself; do you really want bright and vibrant colours? Often it can be a better decision to choose calm tones for your countertops, cabinetry and backsplash.
A classic kitchen style is timeless and almost never disappoints, so you’ll be able to enjoy it for many years to come and possibly when selling your home. Choosing colours that are neutral can be one of the best investments in the future of your home!
Light-coloured Quartz countertops are trending in home design and, for a good reason too! Quartz is gorgeous, extremely sanitary and highly durable. According to the 2021 National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) Style Report, this trend is expected to continue for several years going forward. Now that’s great news for those remodelling on a small budget as Quartz can often be cheaper than other materials used for countertops.
Laminate, Laminate and Laminate!
With the continuous innovation in the field of kitchen renovations, you can now also choose from some beautiful laminate counters innovation. These countertops are durable, budget-friendly and look great. It is a great way to attract potential buyers as you are giving a modern touch but also keeping it budget-friendly. Additionally, if you were to extend this to your cabinetry you can simply reface them in the future if they go bad.
The best way to create an even better looking kitchen and house layout is to use open concept living space, rather than creating large storage cabinets using functional and modern shelving concepts. Using open shelving can add height to a room and eliminate the extra cost of cabinet doors. Free up your space and use open shelves that work with pretty much any design style.
Affordable yet Luxurious Flooring
Save money by using engineered and luxury vinyl flooring that imitates the fine-grained wood planks. Vinyl is simply easier to care for and is maintenance-free, unlike ceramic tiles. Furthermore, it is a lot cheaper than other flooring options which is a win-win situation for you. One more perk you may ask? Vinyl is far softer to walk on than tiles or other ceramic flooring.
All in all, it can seem intimidating and contradictory that you can remodel your kitchen on a small budget and make it look luxurious and stylish. But, with the right materials and tips, it can be done. Along with a professional team just like ours here at Aura Kitchen and Cabinets, we can show you how it’s done!