5 Tips to Help You Save Money on Your Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel

Posted by Brakur Custom Cabinetry

Apr 29, 2015 3:30:00 PM

Brakur_tips_to_save_moneyWhen it comes to remodeling the kitchen there is sometimes some in trepidation and anxiety. So often we hear that the kitchen is the most expensive room to remodel in the home. There are many remodeling mistakes that people make that end up making the cost go higher. Taking the time to plan a successful remodel can save a lot of stress and money.

The most important thing to consider is what value will this add to your home and what kind of return on my investment you may get. There are some upgrades that are worth doing and others you can live without, unless you have some extra cash laying around.  

5 Money Saving Tips

  1. Keep appliances in the same location – While that might not work for every kitchen remodel if you don’t have to move appliances you can save money on electrical and plumbing.
  2. Use more than one countertop material – Find out what countertop options you have.  Using more than one material cannot only save you money but add visual interest and a contrast to your kitchen design.  Some homeowners will use a high end granite or quartz and use a less expensive material for an island.
  3. Avoid big structural changes and moving walls - Moving walls can add a big expense. Consider a cutout that opens to the next room. It will also increase the counter space.
  4. Opt for track lighting in lieu of recessed lighting – You can get the same amount of light for a fraction of the cost.
  5. Use a custom cabinet builder - Many people assume that you save money going to a big box store. In reality most custom cabinets can be comparable in price to stock cabinets and you don’t spend extra money on fillers and other items to make the cabinets fit into your kitchen. Overall you are more satisfied and can design and get more of what you want for comparable price. Some individuals think they will save money doing it themselves, but actually end up spending more to compensate for the mistakes they make.

Our design experts at Brakur Custom Cabinetry can share more ways you can save on your kitchen remodel. If you would like to be contacted by one of our kitchen professionals about remodeling your Chicagoland kitchen you can click here.

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Topics: Remodel Budget, Chicagoland Kitchen Remodel, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Money Saving Tips

Located in Shorewood, Il, Brakur Custom Cabinetry, Inc. has been providing high quality locally manufactured cabinetry since 1965. Brakur is the largest manufacturer of custom cabinetry in Northern Illinois with a 100,000 plus square foot, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and more than 80 employees.

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