Let’s face it: kitchen remodels can get expensive! From the cabinets to the countertops, there is a lot that goes into making a kitchen look high class and functional at the time. A kitchen is the epicenter of a home—it’s heart, some people would say. You eat there, you socialize there and your kids do their homework there. Because of this, when you finally take the plunge and decide to undergo a kitchen remodel, you want to make sure that you get everything right, but also that you don’t cut corners where you shouldn’t. Because you have a budget to stick to, the experts at J and J Construction—contractors who specialize in kitchen remodeling in South Holland—have tips for how to go about your kitchen remodeling project in the most cost effective way.
Have a Plan in Mind
The worst thing you can do is hire a South Holland remodeling company and have no idea what you want done. Even if you’re not an interior designer, you should still have a general idea of how you want your kitchen to look. Where do you want your cabinets, your fridge, your stove? What colors are you going for? And do you want an open floor plan or for your kitchen to be blocked off from the rest of the house? Know the answer to these types of questions before you meet with a contractor, as that will allow them to better estimate the cost of your job.
Once you’ve decided on a contractor who specializes in kitchen remodeling in South Holland, pick your materials and your products. There is nothing worse for a budget than to have to stall a kitchen remodel because the cabinets aren’t in, or the homeowner can’t decide on the stove he or she wants. Know what you want ahead of time, and then order the products before the job even begins.
Consider Having Your Cabinets Painted
Cabinets are one of the biggest expenses of any kitchen remodel. If your cabinets are still in good condition, consider having them painted. A South Holland remodeling company should be able to paint your cabinets for you for half the cost of what it would take to have entirely new ones installed.
Keep Plumbing in Place
If you’re on a strict budget, don’t plan on moving your sink to a new location, as this will drive the cost of your remodel up exponentially. When planning your new design, do so around the existing plumbing. Additionally, keep appliances where they are at, as this will prevent you from having to reroute gas lines and such—another huge expense.
Check Out Remnant Stones
Granite supply yards have tons of remnant stone of granite and other solid surfaces for you to use as countertops. Countertops are another huge expense, so research supply yards in your area to save big on materials.
Kitchen remodeling in South Holland doesn’t have to break the bank. When you work with a company like J and J Construction & Remodeling, and when you use the tips above, you can save money where it really matters.