If you’re struggling with your outdated kitchen, it may be time to renovate. But what if you don’t have much of a budget? Don’t worry, keep reading for some great kitchen makeover tips that won’t break the bank. Renovate Tampa Bay is your premiere remodeling contractors, delivering unbeatable skills and expert craftsmanship in Tampa, Florida.
First Things First
You’ll want to start gaining some insight and gathering ideas as early in the process as possible. You can make a dream board for your future kitchen if that makes it easier, or simply picking out appliances, colors, tiles, anything that catches your eye and feels right for your dream kitchen. Don’t worry about the prices or the costs that seem to trail after the ideas you have, as that can always change or you can incorporate smaller square footage of these items so you still get what you want, without the overall cost.
You’ll also want to hire a Tampa kitchen remodeling company as soon as you can, as their time can fill up quickly, especially during the summer months. Getting secure, knowledgeable contractors on board early can help you both then talk through what you want from your current kitchen, what ideas you already have, and how your future kitchen can make that happen, all while the contractor can get an idea of cost and what’s doable and what may have to wait.
The Kitchen Makeover
Now that you and the contractor are on the same page, the real work can begin. There are some great ways of utilizing low cost while vamping up your kitchen that you may not even realize. Installing new cabinets can make a huge difference in the look and feel of your kitchen, especially if the current cabinets are quite older. Getting solid plywood cabinets flat-shipped and then installed into your kitchen can have a little cost to them from the labor, but are way less expensive than pre-assembled. If overhauling your cabinets is a little much, even sprucing them up with a fresh coat of paint or other accents, like new handles or adding crown molding above them, can transform them as if they were replaced.
Depending on the shape of your kitchen and whether you need additional counter space, adding a small “peninsula” of cabinets with a counter can increase the available counter space and add storage without adding a lot of space or cost. If you have any blank walls in the kitchen and need more storage, you can also transform the wall to a wall of cabinets, thus dramatically increasing your storage while keeping costs down and not fully renovating to add cabinets. Depending on your previous countertops, one splurge can be getting marble or granite for your new countertops if the look jives with the overall makeover. Installing a new kitchen faucet that includes a sprayer will make dish duty easy and give your kitchen a more sleek look.
The Makeover Overall
Transforming your kitchen into a beauty doesn’t have to cost an arm or a leg, and there are many different styles and techniques that can make your kitchen like new without completely tearing it apart. Knowing what you want updated and what inspires you will make the transition easier, so gathering ideas is a must. Looking for quality contractors who will get the renovation done quickly and efficiently goes a long way as well, since labor costs can pile up the more there is to do. Even with a realistic budget, you will still be walking into your dream kitchen.
Ready to begin your kitchen makeover? Renovate Tampa Bay can help! Located in Tampa, we’ve been helping the community for years in renovating and updating their kitchens the right way. Call us today!