Do you want to renovate your kitchen? Your first thought might be, what will the cost be before you start collecting color samples or planning your workflow triangle? It depends on the situation. Depending on what you’re starting with and what type of kitchen you want.
The humble kitchen is the most renovated room in the house, but because it includes so many elements, no two renovations are alike. If you focus on aesthetics while preserving the layout, you can give your kitchen a fresh new look. The doors and drawers could be updated, handles replaced, and a new splashback installed. The cost of this type of renovation depends on the size of the kitchen.
A full renovation that optimizes the kitchen’s layout, increases the footprint and incorporates stone benchtops and high-end appliances can, on the other hand, cost upwards of 40,000 AED. almost all renovations, though, the final cost lies somewhere in between.
A great deal goes into a kitchen renovation and every decision you make will impact the final cost. So, with so much to think about, how can you keep costs down?
how to keep costs less
The key to saving money is to create a list of must-haves for your new kitchen. What are the elements that are most important to you? Is storage space a high priority, a functional layout, or impactful finishes on the aspects that are less of a priority for you?
You’ll save money by keeping the appliances where they are if your kitchen layout is already practical. Relocating plumbing or gas fixtures is expensive.
You can save money if you keep the existing carcasses of the cabinetry-you can choose from a wide variety of color, finish, and profile combinations for the new doors and drawers. If you don’t want to purchase new faces, you can have your existing ones repaired and coated with a 2pac coating.
Materials, fixtures, finishes, and appliances will all affect your budget. Does it make sense to choose a luxury dishwasher if it’s hidden behind the island bench, or can you use that money to improve your splashback? Would you prefer task lighting over an uber-pricey pendant light? Shopping around and comparing brands and styles can save you money all over the place – tapware, handles, and tile choices all provide opportunities to save.
Although labor costs are unavoidable, by planning carefully, you can minimize the amount of time that trades need to spend on your renovation.
A loosely defined budget is important from the start, but the best way to fine-tune it is to have an open, upfront conversation with your builder before you begin your renovation. You can get advice on how to save money from them, as well as an accurate picture of what you can expect from your budget.