These Kitchen Ideas Will Save You Money

Getting your kitchen remodeled doesn’t have to be on a large budget. You don’t need rocket science to keep costs down and get things done right.

The first step on rocking a low budget kitchen remodeling is to pitch in when you can. Do some little tasks. Hire a professional only when needed and you won’t have to break the bank for your brand new kitchen.

The most expensive aspect of remodeling your kitchen are the cabinets. Try getting cheap and durable kitchen cabinet options. Here are some ideas that will help you save money when remodeling your kitchen.

Keep existing cabinets

Cabinets are the most expensive parts of a kitchen when remodeling. A lot of kitchen cabinets models in the market are worth your buy. You might be very tempted to change your cabinetry when remodeling.

If you can afford a new cabinet, by all means, get it. However, if you have a good set of cabinets in your kitchen, you can update them to look like any other model you want in your kitchen. Dark cabinets are stylish -- when done right -- and easy to maintain.

Painting them in a new color, getting new knobs is the way to go. you can also add new materials or textures to give your cabinets a different look. Using new textures is the right way to go if you have re-purposed cabinets, small adjustments can make them perfect.

Try your hands on some demolition

Fixing in brand new cabinets, or doing the walls needs some demolition. It is pretty easy and can save you the cost of hiring a carpenter for a few days. However, do this if only you know what you are doing. Don't go being a ‘know it all’-- damaging more than you need to -- during demolition. If you can't handle it, leave it to a professional.

Assemble some of your furniture

You don’t need to pay someone for something you can do within a few hours. Things like installing new cabinets, fixing in pot hooks and so on. If you are going the IKEA route, why not try following their illustrated instructions.

It may not be as easy as you think, but it possible. As said before, if it seems to be a disaster waiting to happen, contact a professional.

Try space savers

Customized kitchen cabinets can have a toll on your savings. Adding unique features to your cabinetry such as extra shelves, roll-out trays, and lazy Susans can be very pricey.

You can install these special additions using after-market hardware products you can get at a hardware store. You can also try DIY smart solutions. Find them on websites, and YouTube channels.

Make your lightening

Simple kitchen lightening are safe and easy to do -- even if you aren’t an electrician. It doesn’t take your time as well. A lot of lightening projects are all over the internet that looks high end and an eye catcher. The great thing about them is that they are cheap.

Simplify backsplashes

Tile backsplashes are pricey because of the labor involved. You can try doing the kitchen tiling job yourself. To make it easier, you can also get tiles that are cheaper and easy to install yourself. This will be very cost effective.

Do not delegate the easy stuff

Most times you pay remodeling professionals by the hour. You might also have to pay for delivery costs, pulling permits and cleaning after the kitchen re-modelers are done at the end of the day.

Try doing small chores yourself, even if it means you are hiring a van. This will save you a lot over the course of the entire project.

Paint Yourself

A lot of people paint their walls and cabinetry. This is a vital way to save some money. You can also have friends over to help out. It could end up being a fun day while you save come bucks along the way.

Having a fantastic modern kitchen done doesn’t have to have huge dollar signs on it. You can do a lot to reduce the cost of remodeling. The most important thing is pitching in, and you won’t have to break the bank to get the kitchen of your dreams.


Adeyemi Adetilewa is a digital marketing strategist who writes for publications. He's the Founder and Editor of, an online community for entrepreneurs to share business ideas. His one word is #possibilities.

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