Could be a number of reasons why you might consider remodeling your kitchen. Maybe you're a new homeowner looking to start working on the house "fixer" who just bought. Maybe you've been in the same house for twenty years and is simply trying to add a little 'of variety and flavor to your house today. Whatever the reason, probably you do not have to blow your life savings that your cabinets match your stove. Fortunately, you can get the look you need without breaking the bank. Proper research, innovative design techniques and, above all, simple do-it-yourself projects can help transform your kitchen table disaster-wear fabulous dish.
To rediscover the style and the inherent beauty of your kitchen and living room in your budget, it is important to start with a cost effective, proven the restructuring plan. Do your research – what types of restructuring plan can be found online or in magazines? How much work you do? How will hire a contractor to work? Are you taking a designer? A finish carpenter? A plumber? Electrician? Participate in a renovation project, without answers to these and other questions can be left frustrated and even his eyes in side projects and unexpected expenses.
One of the best (and most fun) ways to reduce the cost of restructuring is to choose a few smaller projects you manage yourself feel comfortable. Cabinets, fixtures and furniture projects are rather simple, fun that does not require a background in carpentry or construction. You really need to buy new cabinets brand? Maybe all your current cabinets need a good sanding and repainting. Paint or stain cabinets just blasted can take years off your appearance, especially if you add new handles or other accessories. If your cabinets are too old or too damaged to be saved, try replacing cabinets that will fit your design scheme planned. New cabinets should not be a big expense. Look for wholesalers who can get the latest styles of cabinet at a lower cost or join a group of purchases as a manufacturer of direct purchase to have direct access to the products of the manufacturer's price.
Another do-it-yourself, money saving project is painting. Before choosing a color scheme, consider how your kitchen relates to the rest of your home. You need to paint to match what is on the walls of the living room, or should I look like a contrast? It would feel better cuisine and cozy, red and hot or cold, sophisticated yellow blue? You have to paint the whole kitchen or just add some fresh accents here and there? Some layers of a new color can dramatically change the area of the newly remodeled kitchen, and get creative with the color combinations is an easy way to customize the project. But be careful – as every aspect of your remodeling project, a hasty decision can indeed come around to bite once the project is finished.Lighting system
Must beware of qualified professionals, but that does not mean you can not design the lighting system alone. Choose a lighting design can match the combination of design and color of your kitchen. Fluorescent lights and rope under-cabinet can add a romantic atmosphere brilliant, but they could not offer sufficient light if you selected a pattern or color blue, black dark green. On the other hand, powerful overhead lights or might be overkill if you selected bright yellow or white. Create your own lighting system and buy your lighting fixtures and lamps directly to a local lighting wholesaler can save money on a designer as well as making you feel even more involved in the process of remodeling.
Course, you probably will not be able to manage every part of the process of remodeling yourself. A good contractor can help you decide what parts of your kitchen absolutely must be repaired or replaced, and can be changed simply. Get bids from several contractors, pointing out that while price is an important feature that should not be the only consideration. Make sure your contractor has a current license, proof of insurance, verifiable references and a list of suppliers. You also need to choose someone who is comfortable working. You'll be spending a lot of time with this person; choose someone who does not get along with the will to make the whole process of remodeling a being miserable.
Remodeling your kitchen is a great effort. It can be frustrating and expensive, and the final product might not be what you had imagined at the beginning of the process. But with a little 'planning, patience and expertise do-it-yourself, it can be an exciting adventure and profitable.
~ Ben Anton, 2008