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How to Save Money on Kitchen Remodel

Ever since I was a kid I was brought up to be frugal and to save and budget money. * Disclaimer: I am not a financial planner.

Invest in energy-efficient appliances

If you're remodeling your kitchen, this is a good time to think about investing in energy efficient appliances. If you don't already have one, buy an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator! It's the most important appliance in terms of saving on your utility bills—and it's also the one that gets replaced the most frequently.

If you're buying new appliances for your kitchen remodel (or if there are any older ones already installed), look for Energy Star certification on the manufacturer's label; it'll be easy to find as long as they've been manufactured after 1993.

Skip the dishwasher.

A dishwasher is the least economical way to wash dishes. As a matter of fact, it’s the most expensive way to wash dishes. Dishwashers are expensive to buy and expensive to run: in fact, they're one of the most expensive appliances in your home (and maybe one of the most used).

They're also costly to repair: if something goes wrong with a dishwasher, you can expect an expense around $300 or more.

Dishwashers are not environmentally friendly; they consume water and electricity unnecessarily when hand washing would do just fine. And finally, a dishwasher isn't necessary either! If you only have a few items on your plate at once (or even fewer), it's probably not worth installing a machine that takes up space and costs money while doing little else than sitting there looking pretty (or dirty).

Don't skimp on the sink.

The sink is one of the most important components of a kitchen remodel. It's not just a place to wash dishes, after all—it's also an opportunity to make a statement. You can choose from any number of materials and finishes, including stainless steel, copper, glass and concrete. The right sink can be both practical and decorative:

For example:

  • Wall-mounted sinks are good for small spaces because they don't take up much space beneath the countertop. They're also more attractive than standard under-counter sinks since they hang down over the countertop like artwork on display rather than sitting underneath it in an enclosed cabinet like other types do--which makes them perfect if you want something that looks better but doesn't sacrifice function either way

Choose laminate countertops.

Laminate countertops are a great choice for your kitchen remodel. They’re easy to clean, durable, and inexpensive. With all the benefits that laminate countertops offer, you may be wondering why more homeowners don’t choose them for their kitchen remodels. One reason is that many people are unfamiliar with their benefits and how they can save money during a renovation process. Here are some reasons why you should consider using laminate countertops in your home:

  • They’re easy to clean! Laminate countertops have a smooth surface that resists stains and scratches better than other types of materials like granite or marble (which also tend to be more expensive). You won't need any special cleaners because water alone will take care of any spills on it! Another benefit? Its low maintenance requirements mean less time spent cleaning up after meals at home!
  • They're durable! This type of material has been around since the 1970s when its popularity began rising due to its affordability compared with other options available at that time such as quartzite or other premium materials from Europe where they were made exclusively until recently being introduced here in America due our economy getting better over time..

Buy stock cabinetry.

Stock cabinets are a great option for those who want to save money on kitchen remodels. They are cheaper than custom cabinets and more affordable than custom cabinets, which makes them a good option for those who don't have the budget for the latter. Stock cabinets also come in many different styles and finishes, meaning you can choose one that fits your home's style perfectly.

Don't buy a prefabricated fireplace surround.

Don't buy a prefabricated fireplace surround.

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A prefabricated fireplace surround is basically a large piece of granite or marble that fits around an existing fireplace opening and extends to the floor. You can get them in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors; they'll usually cost you anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000 (or more). But why spend that kind of money when you can build one yourself?

You may not think it's possible to do this on your own—but it is! The key is finding out what type of materials you'll need for your project before embarking on any sort of construction plans. Here are some common options:

  • Cement/concrete blocks (these are inexpensive but will require some labor)
  • Wooden planks or studs (this option requires less work than cement blocks since most studs come pre-cut at standard lengths)
  • Masonry stone veneer board (these are popular with homeowners because they're easy to install)

Go with a pro-style range.

Let's say you're remodeling your kitchen and you have to choose between a professional-style range and a conventional one. What's the difference?

Professional-style ranges are more expensive, but they have many benefits over their cheaper counterparts. For starters, they are more efficient because they don't require as much energy to cook with—and they come with features that help you control how quickly your food cooks. You can also expect pro ranges to last longer than traditional ones because they use better materials and construction techniques. Professional models also tend to be easier to clean because of their design features like smooth surfaces on both sides of the burners (so you can wipe them down) or adjustable burners that let food go right into the sink when cleaning up after dinner!

Best of all: professional-style ranges offer better versatility than other types of stoves do—you'll get more bang for your buck when it comes time for baking cakes or making Thanksgiving dinner since these appliances have more functions built in (like convection fans) than those found in less expensive models."

Paint the walls.

One of the easiest ways to save money on your kitchen remodel is to paint the walls. If you've been cooking in a kitchen with white walls, it's time for a new ambience!

When choosing a color, consider its purpose. The most important thing is to make sure that it will match all of your other appliances and countertops. You'll also want to make sure that the wall color goes well with the flooring and backsplash if you're using those materials too.

There are many ways to save money on your kitchen remodel

The first step to saving money on your kitchen remodel is to invest in energy-efficient appliances. Energy-efficiency doesn't just mean less greenhouse gases, it also means less money spent on utility bills. You'll want to make sure that the refrigerator you choose has an Energy Star rating, as well as low-flow faucets and showerheads. If possible, choose induction cooktops over gas or electric ones; they use less electricity than their counterparts, which means lower bills each month.

You could skip installing a dishwasher if you plan on washing dishes by hand anyway—or consider a portable one that can be moved from place to place when needed! Another way to save some cash: don't skimp on the sink! While stainless steel may look nice now, it's not worth sacrificing durability just so you can save a few bucks later on down the road when rust starts eating away at it due having been made cheaply from inferior materials like aluminum instead of solid stainless steel (which would cost much more).


There are many ways to save money on your kitchen remodel, and we hope this post has given you some ideas on where to start!


This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. Content is for informational or entertainment purposes only and does not substitute for personal counsel or professional advice in business, financial, legal, or technical matters.

© 2022 Shanon Sandquist

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