The cost to
remodel a kitchen will depend on the materials you use as well as
what hardware and worktops you put in. Drawer's hardware and countertops
is one of the things that push's up the cost of a kitchen. If you
want to save money you can place big wall cabinets and base cabinets
in the kitchen and instead of using granite you can fit the kitchen
with formica countertops.
Most people would like to have granite in their kitchen but don't
always have the budget for it. One thing you can do is to fit your
kitchen with formica countertops and spend the bulk of your money
on the kitchen. This way you will be able to place more drawers
and better hardware in the kitchen. This will not only make your
kitchen look better but more practical and functional. When you
get some more money you can always remove the formica countertops
and replace it with granite.
you can do without
There are certain kitchen cabinets that you have to have in a kitchen
for example: A drawer unit is important for your cutlery, dishcloths,
soupspoons etc. A sink unit is also one you can't leave out as well
as a under counter oven unit. You don't necessarily need to have
a broom cabinet when you remodel a kitchen. You can make the space
where the fridge goes a bit bigger and place your broom and mop
next to the fridge. The fridge itself also doesn't need to have
a housing around it you could just leave a gap to place the fridge
in and so saving on the cost of the kitchens. The fridge housing
unit will cut the cost of the kitchen down allot because the upright
panels next to the fridge that keep the wall cabinet above the fridge
in place are big and is also the color of the door of the kitchen.
you should use
The quality of hardware can also push up the cost of a kitchen.
Don't try to save a penny on the kitchen by skimping on the hardware.
If you use a cheap hinge and the doors fall of you will have to
pay for a new door and a hinge. Mepla, Blum, Rocco and Ferrari are
some of the trustworthy brands I would recommend you use. The cost
of their hardware is more than others but the quality is so much
better and it's also so much easier to use. With kitchen hardware
you really do get what you pay for. Between the above mentioned
I would say Rocco is your more exquisite range and people who buy
this brand want to push the cost of their kitchen up a bit but Blum,Mepla
and Ferrari are very affordable brands with endless benefits. Remodel
your kitchen with this hardware and you won't go wrong.
in the kitchen
The most cost effective way the remodel a kitchen and give it a
color is using melamine chipboard. You can buy Melamine chipboard
in sheets of 2750mmx1830mm giving you about 5 square meters per
board to work with. Melamine chipboard can only be edged with pvc
or impact edging that is glued onto the chipboard. You can also
use veneer chipboard which is 0.5mm veneer wood glued onto the surface
of the chipboard to make the chipboard look like real wood. This
board though isn't very cost effective in a kitchen and would normally
be used as panels for a solid door kitchen. Solid wood is one of
your most expensive finishes you can use in a kitchen and could
cost a round about four times the price of melamine chipboard. Your
average standard solid wood kitchen will cost you about R60000 so
be ready for quote when it comes.
There are many more ways to cut the cost in the kitchen when you
remodel it just remember to make your time spent in the kitchen
more comfortable. Most people just want to have good looking kitchen
but if it's not practical it won't be a pleasure to work and spend
time in. The kitchen is becoming the focal point in the house and
people are spending a lot more time in the kitchen whether they
cook, eat or entertain.