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.