The kitchen is the heart of the home and an affordable kitchen renovation can add huge value to your home.
Not only adding value to your home, but also value to your life! A renovated kitchen will provide a better working space and will be inviting for any cook to entertain with family and friends.
Here we share some ideas on how to renovate a kitchen that will be both functional and an affordable kitchen for any budget.
First priority is to set a budget. Before you begin any planning, work out how much money you can afford for your complete DIY Kitchen renovation. This will include the total cost of your renovation cabinetry, accessories, appliances, installation and trades. Then stick to this budget keeping in mind the 10% rule – set aside an additional 10% for any problems that may arise.
Cabinets and Accessories
There are many products and finishes to choose from when deciding on your kitchen. Visit diy kitchen showrooms to compare products, especially cabinets and panels to view the strength and quality of the components.
Similarly, benchtops come in various finishes and colours from laminates to stone and you will find quality and price vary considerably so shop around to compare prices.
Consider your family’s needs and not just price. For example is it important to have a pantry to stock all the groceries if you have a large family or, is it more important to have pull out wire baskets and therefore spend some extra budget in these areas. These are important considerations when working towards your budget so you don’t end up with a cheap kitchen that is not working to your needs.
Assess your current appliances to consider if you can keep using these or whether you really need to upgrade and design into your new kitchen space. It makes the most sense to choose appliances such as oven, cooktop, fridge, rangehood first and then build the design around the Appliances. Most kitchen companies offer great deals on kitchen appliance packages due to their buying power so it may be more economical to buy a package and kitchen at the same company to negotiate a better overall deal. Once again visit showrooms and shop around to compare.
To save you extra money on your Budget Kitchen consider:
- Removing existing kitchen,
- Paint the kitchen walls,
- Tile new kitchen walls,
- Lay new flooring.
If you need some more DIY Kitchen Advice download a Free DIY Design Guide to help you further.