Kitchen Design Budgeting Tips: Where to spend, and where to not?
You may have grand kitchen dreams, but your bank may have other ideas… to help you get the kitchen you’ve been wanting without upsetting your budget, here are our expert tips on where to spend and where to save on your new kitchen design.
Invest in the Basics
Investing in good quality basics – such as cabinetry, benchtops, fittings and fixtures – will give you more durable, longer-lasting basics that are going to add to the value of home, and that won’t need to be replaced for a long time. Thus, saving you money in the long run.
Consider Alternate Materials
So, you’ve been dreaming about an exquisite natural stone benchtop for your new kitchen design, but your bank account just keeps waking you up. What you need to do is find the style you are after, then seek out modern alternatives. Options such as an engineered stone tops can most likely give you the look you are wanting, but at a lower, more affordable price. On cabinetry, if timber is what you want, find a timber-look material that is more cost effective. You won’t be able to tell the difference. Use modern acrylics on your cabinet finish instead of 2 Pac, as this will also save you money.
Keep What Works
That includes the layout, if its effective and functional, don’t change it! This will save you money on things like having to move pipes and outlets for new fittings and fixtures. If your kitchen design layout works, it will save additional trade costs. Be careful though, you don’t want to keep a bad layout just because you want to save a little. It won’t add to the value of your home if you’re kitchen looks great, but doesn’t function well.
Kitchen Builders Queensland can work with you and your space to design a new kitchen to suit your needs and lifestyle precisely. If your Gold Coast kitchen is in need of an upgrade, you can trust us to help you create a new kitchen design that will function well, look stunning and fit within your budget.