The kitchen is the hub of the home, and when it comes to renovating it can prove to be a major home investment. Depending on the size of your kitchen and your desired design, a renovation can put a pretty big dent in your budget.
As it is such a significant investment, most people are on the lookout for ways to save money throughout the renovation. We have listed our best kitchen renovation money saving tips, that will leave you with a high-quality kitchen as well as money in your pocket.
Labour can take a significant chunk out of your renovation budget. If you’re confident in locating your own labour, you may be able to cut the cost of areas of demolition yourself. Already removing old cabinets, tiles and flooring will reduce the amount of prep work needed to be done by tradespeople, therefore saving you money.
Another way to reduce costs is to keep your kitchen layout generally the same. This will save the need for electricians and plumbers to move pipes and electrical wiring.
Saving money on your choice of kitchen materials will also help you keep the cost of a kitchen renovation down. At Hills Robes and Kitchens we have an extensive range of cupboard designs in a variety of materials at an affordable price.
A great way to save yourself some money is to recycle and keep appliances that you already own and are happy with. Alternatively, if you are buying new appliances buying in bulk can help you negotiate a better deal with suppliers.
Also avoiding non-essential items such as waste disposal units are a great way to save yourself a significant amount of money.
If your kitchen cupboards are still in relatively good condition, consider selling them to recycling depots or even on gumtree. The same goes for appliances that are still in good shape but may no longer suit your design requirements.
If you can, disposing of all your renovation waste yourself will save you money on hiring mini skips.
Keep your costs down by mixing high-end goods with cheaper finds. Often you can save on furniture and whitegoods. Ask stores about their floor stock or factory seconds. These may have small marks or dents but can often be easily hidden and are at a heavily discounted price. When it comes to painting your new space be sure to check out the mis-tints first. They are always at a lower cost than chart colours.
Saving cash upfront is fantastic, but remember to keep in mind your long-term savings as well. Making energy-efficient choices throughout your renovation, such as good installation and making the most of your appliance choices, will only save you money.
At Hills Robes and Kitchens, our highly experienced design professionals will work with you to create a kitchen design to suit every budget. Give the team at Hills a call today to take advantage of your free quote!