If you’ve started looking into remodeling your kitchen, then you’ve probably started to realize how expensive it can be. Kitchens are typically one of the most, if not the most, expensive areas in your home to remodel. A basic kitchen remodel can cost you up to as much as $20,000.


For some people, this is both affordable and reasonable. However, for most, this is an unrealistic budget for remodeling one room. So, how can you remodel your kitchen on a smaller budget?

Consider these tips to help you obtain the kitchen that you want without spending too much money.




Learning how to complete some projects yourself can help you save significant amounts of money. Taking a DIY approach to your kitchen remodel lets you avoid contractor costs so that you only have to worry about purchasing materials.


Painting, replacing certain appliances, installing new outlets and lights, and other projects are typically easy enough for the average homeowner to successfully complete on their own.



Refurbish Cabinets Instead of Replacing

Even if you take a frugal approach to replacing your cabinets, it is still likely to be very expensive. Kitchen cabinets are simply expensive to replace. Not only do you have to purchase brand new cabinets, but you have to consider the costs associated with tearing out your old ones and putting up the new ones.


Alternatively, you can refurbish your cabinets to give them a brand new look. You can repaint your cabinets to make them seem fresh or you can choose to reface your cabinets with new wood. You can also consider replacing the knobs and add trim to your cabinets.


By taking these steps, you can effectively make your cabinets appear brand new without spending a significant amount of money on materials.



Fix Appliances

When you’re remodeling your kitchen, you shouldn’t necessarily get rid of your old or broken appliances, especially if you’re on a budget.


Ideally, you would be able to purchase brand new appliances, but this can drastically increase the cost of your remodel. Instead, you should consider fixing any broken appliances and refurbishing them. You should be able to find information regarding your specific appliances online which should guide you through fixing them. 


This process can take a lot of time and effort, but the final result will save you quite a bit of money.



Save on Countertop Costs

Just like replacing cabinets, replacing countertops is one of the largest expenses you will face when remodeling your kitchen. Purchasing the materials you need for your new countertops, like granite or marble, plus the cost to install them can add up to several thousands of dollars.


One way to save on countertops is to purchase a granite overlay to put on your counters. This can be cost-effective and can generally be completed as a DIY project. Alternatively, you can try to find a wholesaler to purchase your granite from. You’ll need to find another company to turn this granite into a countertop, but it can still be a very cost-friendly way to replace your old counters.

Kitchen remodels can be incredibly expensive and stressful to complete. Following these tips can help you reduce some of your costs and alleviate some of the stress that comes with this process.