Nov 182010
 
Saving Cents How to Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget1. Take one step at a time:

There’s no rule that says you must complete each component of a kitchen remodel at the same time.  Figure out which project is most important to you and start there.  If you’re dying to replace the cabinets, get a quote and finish that project first before starting on the countertops, flooring, or lighting.  It’ll be less daunting to budget in smaller pieces.  Also, you’ll avoid living with a non-functional kitchen if you’re only tackling one project at a time!

2. Shop for the deals:

Be patient so you can take up every opportunity for a discount.  It’s easy to buy everything from one home improvement supplier, but it’s not likely you’ll get the best prices if you take that route.  Ask your contractor for the inside scoop – a lot of times contractors get significant discounts on supplies.  If you’re shopping for lighting fixtures, make sure to subscribe to our email newsletter.  We offer exclusive coupons to our subscribers each month.

3. Try DIY:

Not everyone can do it, but if you’re at all handy around the house, consider taking on part of the remodel yourself!  You can find extensive resources online or at the bookstore with tips and how-to’s to walk you through almost any project.

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Emily WidleEmily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.

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 Posted by on November 18, 2010 at 3:11 pm
  • http://www.delmarfans.com/ Del Mar Designs

    I love remodeling kitchens! And if you don’t have alot of money to do a complete kitchen remodel then just update the light fixtures. Changing lighting in a kitchen is a easy way to update the look of your kitchen. Another thing to consider when remodeling a kitchen is energy star light fixtures. This will help you save money and the planet in the long run.

    Thanks for the article Emily! I always enjoy your posts, they are very informative. :)

    Melissa

    • http://www.PegasusAssociates.com Emily Widle

      Melissa,
      Thanks so much for your comment!! Updating lighting fixtures is definitely a great way to forgo the complete kitchen remodel but still transform your space. And Energy Star light fixtures are always a good decision.
      Thanks again, and I appreciate the compliment!

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