The kitchen is the center of the home. It is a place to gather and share with family and friends. It is also one of the most popular rooms in the house to remodel. Whether you wish to incorporate the latest trends, modernize, totally redo or just update your existing kitchen, you don’t have to break the bank.
Kitchen Trends: Homeowners are choosing dark to medium natural finishes for the cabinetry over white, light natural and colored paint.
Cabinets for 80% Less: New cabinets can range from $5,000-$20,000. Instead of buying new cabinets, paint or reface your existing cabinets; install new hardware for an instant update.
- Cabinet Refacing $2,000-$4,000
- Repaint Cabinets $50-$200
- New Hardware $2-$10 each
Kitchen Trends: Granite remains the most popular for countertops, but quartz and laminate options are becoming more popular.
Save 75% off Countertops. Natural stone countertops are durable and beautiful, but range from $50-$200 per square foot. If budget is a factor, ceramic tile and laminates are alternatives to more expensive countertop options.
Cost of Alternatives:
- Ceramic $20-$100 per square foot
- Laminate $10-$20 per square foot
Kitchen Trends: Although tile, wood and laminate flooring remain popular choices, marble flooring is the latest trend for high-end kitchens.
Save up to 95% on Flooring: Homeowners can choose from many flooring options with marble being the most expensive at $10-$40 per square foot. Select ceramic or porcelain tiles for a modern look at a fraction of the cost.
Cost of Alternatives:
- Glazed Ceramic Tile $1-$20 per square foot
- Porcelain Tile $2-$4 per square foot
“Stainless Steel” for pennies”. Stainless appliances can cost between $50-$7000 depending on the appliance. Stainless steel films provide the look of stainless for a fraction of the cost; just peel and stick the film on your existing appliances.
Cost of Alternative: Stainless Steel Film runs $20-$65 per pre-cut film, sized to appliance.
$20 in the can is worth $1,000 on the Wall: You may be tempted to knock down a wall and start from scratch; however, you can save money and get a new look by just repainting the walls.
Cost of Alternative: $20-$30 per gallon
So really, your options are limitless. Choose wisely and you will save money and have a beautiful new kitchen!