Remodeling your kitchen here in Southern California can cost a fortune. Did you know a kitchen remodel costs between $20,000 and $60,000 on average? Of course, the final price tag depends on location and depth of overhaul, but both ends of the spectrum are rather large. Alas, we are all on a budget these days, but the good news is you can avoid the steepest price tag for kitchen remodeling. As residents in and around Mission Viejo, CA, it is all too easy to find ourselves coerced into overspending on big-ticket luxuries.
Do not fall victim to this trap!
The team at Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond wants you to know you can remodel your kitchen into a beautiful space on a budget. These 8 tips will help you cut costs and stay within your means!
- Reface instead of replace
Are your cabinets in good shape? Sure, they may be ugly, but we can fix that! Whenever possible, our design team will happily sand, resurface, and stain or paint your current cabinets to bring your entire kitchen to life. Additionally, new hardware will transform their look.
- New doors
It is possible your cabinets have good structures, but need replacement doors. All this requires are good measurements and a coinciding cabinet door choice. This is a much more cost efficient option than a total replacement.
- Avoid disturbing the plumbing
Some remodeling projects require moving pipes beneath floors and rearranging the entire plumbing layout. Let’s avoid that! We would love to execute a custom kitchen remodel Laguna Beach, CA around the current plumbing so we can save you thousands of dollars.
- Consider open shelving
Your walls don’t have to be covered in cabinets. Why not integrate open shelving wherever makes sense to save on cabinet cost? For example, shelves above and/or around the stove to store oils, seasoning, or coffee mugs add a contemporary vibe on a smaller budget.
- Wall cutout
Open concepts are ideal, but our team can create a semi-open floorplan without knocking down entire walls. Cutouts look great and really open up a kitchen at a fraction of the cost.
- Track lighting instead of recessed lighting
Recessed lighting is the popular option, but track lighting is just as attractive and can add a vintage, modern, or classic look to your kitchen. In fact, many of our clients here in Mission Viejo are choosing track lighting over recessed options because of its charm!
- Alternate countertop materials
Granite is still the first choice for homeowners looking to remodel their kitchens. But there are other options just as beautiful and comparable in quality. You might consider a butcher block for your island and quartz or soapstone for the perimeter countertops. There are options available to save you money on the project, but still give you beautiful results.
- Reuse and repurpose
Throughout the remodel process, save materials for repurposing! Old cabinets can be repurposed into unique cutting boards. Outdated moldings can be made into lovely picture frames. If you are replacing your countertops, save the remnants and sell or repurpose them.
We hope these tips encourage you. Need more ideas for remodeling your kitchen on a budget? Call or visit us today!
Kitchen Cabinets & Beyond
2910 E La Palma Ave Ste B
Anaheim, CA 92806