Whether you consider hiring a renovation company or go it alone, it's important to understand that cost can quickly rocket to the sky roof. This is especially true if you're looking to install newest and best in class materials. However, with a little bit of researching here and there, you can actually reduce this cost by more than a half, and your kitchen will still look as good.
Calgary Kitchen renovation: how many changes do you want?
The cost of renovation is determined by the number of things you want to add as well as the changes you want to make. The cost of purchasing new appliance, especially if you want kitchen appliance made of stainless steel can be very high. If you're hiring a renovation company or doing the renovation on your own, you might opt to keep the current kitchen appliances.
At the bare minimum, kitchen appliances will include the stove, dishwasher, microwave, and a toaster. Other things can top up this list depending on how big a kitchen yours is.
We've seen other people wanting to include a coffee maker or even a toaster oven for that matter. This category of homeowners believe that the more endowed their kitchens are, the more premium it will feel. That's not always the case.
If you really need to get these items, including a waffle maker and perhaps a juicer, you will need to buy them at a time when they are on sale. This is when most items are on discount, thus your wallet can breath a little bit.
Are you going to resurface or replace?
You can replace certain aspects of your kitchen or resurface for that matter. A brand new kitchen cabinet is as good as a granite countertop. The good thing, however, is that a kitchen can still be greatly improved upon without ever replacing any of these things.
One cost-effective way to achieve this is just to resurface the old cabinets or countertops. If you're handy with workshop items you can do the house painting on your own. You can buy sand paper, paint, primer, and a few fixtures. This will cost pennies compared to the hundreds of dollars you'd have spent on a new countertop.
Other options for you
Some people lack the ability to just paint with smooth brush strokes. Others lack the time to do so. If you're either of these people, it's easy to get started by acquiring some low-cost countertops and cabinet. You could then spend the extra cash on granite countertop if you so desire. But remember to factor in the overall cost of these things into your budget.
Also, keep in mind that some areas require you to obtain a building permit if you want to renovate your kitchen. This is something that can be obtained from your municipality. Other permits that can be obtained separately include electrical and building permits. However, if you barely have time for this, just involve a renovation company.
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