Look at what really needs to be done.
Your assessment list will help.
If you have sufficient cupboard space, why replace them? Consider a cosmetic overhaul. You can alter the style by sanding them down, repainting and perhaps updating the details.
– The same approach applies to things like countertops and counter space. You may be able to resurface instead of replacing them.
– Update the small details of your kitchen. At a minimal cost, you can alter the look of your kitchen subtly. You can replace the door and drawer knobs. You can install new designer-style covers for the receptacles. Perhaps, you can replace the cupboard doors or remove them to open them up. Maybe new light coverings may help or perhaps using different types of bulbs.
– Purchase some materials from a Habitat for Humanity, salvage yards or gently used stores. These could include doors, doorknobs, tables, and other similar items. You may be able to locate unique style items in these outlets.
– Check for rebates. Often, there will be incentives to upgrade such things as dishwashers and other appliances. These frequently center around the green or power-wise movements in the industry or at the local, state or national levels.
– Always consider the current location of electrical and plumbing systems. In installing sinks and other water-dependent items, you can keep costs down if you decide to retain them in the same location. In other words, try to keep all the plumbing fixtures on the same wall or in the same spot they currently occupy.
– Always consider alternative materials. If you want a stone countertop in the kitchen, consider less than the gold standard. Purchase manmade copies. They can be distinctive but cheaper than the more expensive than stone. Consider copies of antiques rather than originals.
– Buy made-to-order cabinetry. You can play with the design and the pattern.
– Consider storage units that save space but do not cost much. Try hanging cups, restaurant or café style. Opt for utensil bars. These are S-rings swinging from a rack. This stainless steel bar can act as an excellent place to store and display cutlery. It also provides quick and easy access. Great for larger utensils.
– Use your imagination to come up with cheaper but stylish and practical alternatives. Perhaps, you could consider a shop counter as the basis for your island or countertop space.
If you concentrate and gather suggestions from the net, books, your friends and home and design magazines, you will be able to come up with ways of reducing the cost.
This will make the remodeling process easier. It will also give you the kitchen you want at a reduced price. It may, if you are creative and versatile, give your kitchen a truly unique, innovative – and talked about, style.