Remodeling your kitchen is meant to be a fun and exciting project. Where many people tend to go wrong is not developing a budget before work starts. As work progresses, they later realize they have gone over budget. At this point, they start to look for things they can cut out or get rid of in order to save money. This is never the way you want to remodel your kitchen in Calgary since you end up sacrificing items and materials you actually desired.
Creating a budget is not difficult. The first thing to do is to decide exactly what aspects of the kitchen you want to change. Are you replacing existing cabinets and countertops? Or can you reuse your existing cabinets and have them resurfaced or repainted and only replace the countertops? Are you redesigning the entire layout of the kitchen to make it bigger or get more storage space? Or are you keeping the existing layout and only updating its appearance?
These and other questions are vital to creating a budget for renovating and customizing your kitchen. It never hurts to contact a professional kitchen cabinet and countertop remodeling service. Most companies offer a free in-home consultation appointment to discuss your needs, ask you a variety of questions, some of which you might have overlooked, and supply you a quote for the work needed to transform your kitchen. In addition, cabinet and countertop professionals are experts and helping you develop a budget and know exactly what you can to do to save money while still achieving your goals.
Tips to Save Money on Kitchen Remodeling in Calgary
One thing you can do to reduce kitchen remodeling project costs is to do some of the work yourself. For instance, if you are replacing your cabinets with new ones, these upper ones are easy to remove if you have a few friends or family members to help you with the process. After removing all items from the cabinets, there are retaining screws normally along the top and inside on the back of upper cabinets. The lower cabinets are a bit trickier to remove since you have to also remove the countertop.
On the other hand, you could keep your existing cabinets and give them a new appearance by staining or painting them a different colour and replacing the handles with new ones. Another option is to retain the original colour of the cabinets and only stain or paint the doors a different colour.
Remember to ask you remodeling company if they have left over materials from other kitchen remodeling projects. Sometimes they have leftover flooring, used cabinets, and other materials, which would otherwise be bound for recycling. These odds and ends might be prefect for your project and help save you some money.
When it comes to countertops, installing new ones is best left to a professional due to the intricacies needed to make sure they are installed correctly and are level. For other kitchen remodeling tips and assistance in preparing a budget, feel free to contact Empire Stone. Call or text: 403-466-6919 (mobile) to schedule a complimentary in-home appointment today.