According to a Consumer Reports the average cost of a kitchen remodel is $19,802 and the price tag can even be much higher. . That is a lot of money. But even with a significantly smaller budget you can still get a kitchen remodel. To do so it pays to avoid costly overruns, or you could be forced to make unwanted compromises.
Here are some ways to save on a kitchen remodel.
Choose your contractor wisely. While most kitchen contractors are reputable, the industry has its share of bad apples. Indeed, about 10% of respondents said they were disappointed by their remodeler's cost management. Don't chase the lowball bids, check references, insist on a written contract, and always pay by check or credit card, as opposed to cash.
Reuse, don't replace. If the layout of your cabinets works and your cabinets are in good condition you can save thousands by refacing or refinishing the kitchen cabinets. Refinishing or refacing cabinets is the least expensive option. Paying a pro to reface the cabinets, replacing the doors and drawer fronts, is a great solution for a kitchen remodeling project. Best of all, it only takes a few days.
Stick to the plan. This is the most essential. Making changes after the work is underway dramatically increases the costs. For a kitchen remodel, you should spend several weeks to a few months perusing magazines, meeting with pros, and visiting showrooms.
For more information on a beautiful, faster and more cost effective kitchen remodeling project from a professional reputable contractor in Newton, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.