Are you wanting to remodel your kitchen but really don’t have the money to pay someone to install the kitchen of your dreams? If you’re willing to make a few slight adjustments to the design and willing to do it yourself, I can help you.
There are many ways to cut the cost of a brand new kitchen. Today, I want to share with you just a few ways I cut the cost of my kitchen remodel.
You must be willing to do the work yourself even if it’s a learn as you go progress.
Trust me most of my projects are a learning experience. I am not a skilled pro by any means, but I am a persistent woman who is willing to make it happen.
I’m currently in the progress of remodeling my kitchen during the COVID 19 pandemic here in the US. Keeping expenses to a minimum is a must for the limited income because of the pandemic. Even though my income has drastically fallen, I don’t want to waste free time the pandemic has provided.
Here are a few ways to cut the cost of the new kitchen.
- Do it yourself. Yeah, I know that can be scary and can intimidate anyone but trust me it can also be very rewarding. I recommend watching how-to-do videos, read books, or ask a pro for tips when installing along the way. It helps, trust me. I’m a pro at research. I’ve spent years researching a project before actually starting it. But, I’ve also turned around and changed up that project part way through installation.
- Pick up tools at auctions. If you don’t have the tools to complete the project you can pick up tools at an auction fairly cheap. I’ve come across some great deals over the last couple of years that have saved me tons of money. You can even find brand new tools at scratch-and-dent auctions. Using the right tool is very important when redoing the kitchen. If you don’t have the tool you need checkout an auction to save you some dough.
- Buy flooring at auction. I mentioned scratch-n-dent auctions, well how about home improvement auctions. Yes, there is such a thing. Luckily, we have them here almost routinely. I’ve managed to pick up a pallet of ceramic floor tile for as little as $200 and 20 cases of tile for only $25. That is a huge saving and it’s in style right now. If you remain flexible and shop around you may find the right flooring at a ridiculously low price like the tile I found.
- Build or revamp part of the project. This can be really easy or super difficult. Instead of tearing out a section of my cabinets that were still in great shape, I bought new cabinet doors that matched the store-bought cabinets. It saved a bundle and a lot of work. I simply replaced the doors and painted them the same color as the new cabinets.
DIYing your kitchen or next remodel doesn’t have to break the bank. Doing it yourself can save you a ton of money and it allows for you to cut cost on some or all of the items you need to pull it off. In the end, you can have your dream kitchen and but not spend a ton of money.