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5 Great Ways to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel
The average cost for a full kitchen renovation in Nashville runs in the $19,000 range. If that’s not the kind of cash you have lying around but you’re still determined to overhaul the most-used room in your home, there are a few tricks you can use to keep your costs low while making the kitchen of your dreams.
1. Hire the Right Contractors
Though most of this list of cost-saving kitchen remodel ideas mostly consists of small things you can do or small decisions you can make, the first (and probably most important) step is hiring someone to handle the ‘big’ tasks. Though it might not be the cheapest at the time of renovation, hiring a professional contractor and/or knowledgeable plumber, like Advantage Plumbing, a professional residential plumber in Portland, Rockvale, Springfield, Antioch and other towns in the greater Nashville area, will help make sure your remodeled kitchen actually works once the job is done. Otherwise, you could run the risk of having faulty or cheap plumbing, which would end up costing far more in the long run.
2. Use Your Kitchen’s Current Layout
Unless it is absolutely vital to add more space to your kitchen, you can save the most cash by keeping your kitchen’s general layout intact. On average, each new square foot of constructed space ends up being close to $800. Add a 2’ by 5’ strip to your kitchen (10 sq. ft.) and you’re already looking at an additional $8,000 to your costs. Similarly, though not as expensive, moving lines for electrical, gas or water can end up costly as well and should be avoided if you’re on a tight renovation budget.
3. Be Flexible on Materials
When it comes to the materials you are going to use when remodeling, it’s okay to cut costs by bargain shopping. If you’re trying to save money on your kitchen remodel in Nashville, there’s no need to get the latest and greatest wood paneling for your floors or to get thick granite countertops. By checking out discount or outlet websites, you can find some steep price deductions on just about anything you need for your remodel.
4. Stick to Your Plans
Though you should be open to different choices when it comes to the materials used in your Nashville kitchen renovation, you should be the exact opposite as far as the planned layout and overall design is concerned. When you make changes mid-renovation, the costs can and will rack up quickly. Finalize all of your design decisions beforehand and stick to them until the entire renovation is complete.
5. Not All Appliances Need to be Replaced
It might be hard to stick with your old appliances when renovating your kitchen, but if they’re working fine there’s just no reason to replace them. You can save thousands of dollars and make the appliances look like new simply by framing them differently or even painting some of them. For a stovetop, this could mean replacing your current ventilation with a stainless, illuminating vent. For your refrigerator, you could bring your cabinetry flush to the top.
When you’re ready to begin your kitchen remodel, or need the help of a residential or commercial plumber in the Nashville area, contact Advantage Plumbing by calling (615) 781-1239 or sending a message online, and our team will save you money and get the job done right.