The kitchen is the heart of the home, where we spend time every day preparing meals and sometimes dining together. However if your kitchen is no longer suitable for you then you might be looking for ways to renovate your kitchen. A new kitchen can easily cost 5 figures so whether you’re planning on renovating your kitchen for the first time or you think your kitchen renovation needs a face-lift, this guide will help you with all that you need to know about saving money on your kitchen renovation and let your kitchen make you smile.
Kitchen renovations are a great way to update your home and increase the resale value. However, it can be expensive and time-consuming. Luckily, there are a few ways to do a kitchen renovation on a small budget.
Do it yourself
For an easy upgrade you can save lots of money by doing the work yourself – or at least the work that you feel confident doing. We aren’t suggesting that you try to install gas appliances yourself, but if you want to learn how to repaint your kitchen cupboard doors or make a hot chocolate station then you can easily do these tasks yourself.
In the past decade, homeowners have been trying to do-it-themselves for a variety of reasons. The accessibility of tools and equipment online has made it easier for homeowners to renovate their homes without having a degree in architecture or interior design. One of the most popular DIY projects is kitchen renovations. There are many materials, colours, and designs that homeowners can choose from for this project.
Doing it yourself not only saves money on labour costs but it also means that the job gets done to your timescale. Right now it is really hard to get hold of kitchen fitters and you could be looking at a 6+ month wait.
Some tasks that you can do yourself include:
- Repainting cupboard doors
- Painting the walls
- Installing new flooring
Save money on materials
Using low-cost materials doesn’t mean that you are using low-quality materials. There are lots of ways to save money on materials such as buying them on sale, or making use of any multi-buy offers. Multi-buy offers might apply if you need to buy new appliances – often retailers will offer a discount if you buy two or more appliances at the same time.
Buy accessories to freshen up the space
Instead of focusing on an entire kitchen renovation you might be able to allocate a small budget to revamping your kitchen and create an entire new look for a fraction of the cost of a full renovation.
For the price of a tin of paint, some paint brushes, new tea towels and accessories you can easily transform the look of your kitchen on a small budget.
Ottawa Homes for sale has lots of beautiful kitchens that we are swooning over, with lots of inspiration.
Start a herb garden
Herbs are a great way to add flavor to your dishes and they are also perfect for cooking. If you don’t have a garden, but you’re still looking for a way to grow some herbs, then this article is perfect for you. Here we will talk about how you can grow some herbs in your kitchen.
The best place for an herb garden is on the windowsill as it will provide plenty of light as well as ample space. Furthermore, if the windowsill is not big enough, you can always put pots and containers on the windowsill to use as planters or even try hanging planters. This way, you can easily move potted plants around when needed and swap them out with other plants too!
Look for freebies
Lots of people offer up their unwanted kitchen items from decor to appliances for free on Facebook Marketplace or places like Freecycle. This gives you a great chance to get some new to you items for your kitchen without spending any money at all.
Declutter your kitchen
If your kitchen feels too small and stuff falls out of your cupboards when you open them then a completely free way to make your kitchen space work better is to have a declutter.
It can be easy to let things pile up in the kitchen, but this makes it difficult to find what you need when you need it. There are many ways to declutter your kitchen and make it more organized.
Decluttering your kitchen will help you save time and energy when cooking because you will be able to find what you need when you need it. You will also be able to find things that would have otherwise been lost in piles of clutter.
You can tackle this project in one day, or for a few minutes a day over the course of a week or month.
An easy place to start is your food cupboards where you can discard expired food and also take sealed food that hasn’t expired but won’t be eaten by your family to a food bank donation point. That way someone else can benefit and your kitchen has less stuff inside.
Then move on to the biggest culprate in my house – that’s mugs and tea cups. Perhaps you are like me and have way too many of them!
Cleaning products are another easy win to declutter – make sure you use up the products that are the most empty first.