by Gilly Brewster
While all of us aspire to live in a beautifully designed and well maintained living space, the economic reality of living in 2012 often provides a significant obstacle to achieving this goal.
In an age where UK unemployment remains relatively high and consumerdebt continues to burden hard working families, households nationwide are being forced to put their plans for refurbishment and home remodeling on hold until they are in a more stable financial position.
This need not necessarily be the case, however, as it is possible to remodel or redesign your kitchen space on a budget. While this may require a certain degree of compromise, it allows you to enjoy a refreshed and renewed space which can add significant value to your home.
Tips for Remodeling your Kitchen on a Budget
Consider the following: –
• Focus only on necessary changes: While you may well have become tired of your kitchen’s visual appearance- the units, work surfaces and drawers may still be in good condition. Rather than spending a huge amount of money on replacing perfectly functional draw interiors and unit frames, focus instead on the visual aesthetics of your kitchen and the changes that are required to bring your creative vision to life. A new range cooker will enhance both your cooking and the aesthetics of your kitchen!
• Consider low cost, high quality materials: The bulk of your cost will lie in the procurement of materials. With this in mind, you should research viable material choices for your kitchen and strive where possible to purchase low cost alternatives to your preferred option. As long as you utilize good quality materials which reflect your design ethos and values, then you can save significant sums of money.
• Perform low skill and hard labor tasks yourself: Most laborers and kitchen fitters charge by the hour for their time, but there are time consuming tasks associated with remodeling a kitchen that do not require such skilled hands. So strive to attempt tasks such as ripping out an existing kitchen or stripping paint yourself, so that you are only paying your contractor for skilled and high value labor. This will save you huge sums of money, which can even be reinvested elsewhere in your budget.
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