How Do I Reduce The Costs Of A Kitchen Renovation?


A kitchen renovation is an exciting project, but it can also be expensive. In this video, Brad from Home Love Construction answers the question of how to reduce the cost of a kitchen renovation. He shares some solutions that can give you an amazing product without sacrificing too much of the functionality or the look of the kitchen.


The first recommendation is to keep structural elements such as walls in place. This will change the aesthetic of your house and make it sell for more. You can save money by going from a high-end custom cabinet to a semi-custom, or ready-to-assemble (RTA), cabinet. RTA cabinets are still made of full plywood and can be assembled in a shop or on-site. This typically cuts the cost of the cabinet by 30-40%.


Brad suggests that if you need a specific feature, you should still spend the extra money on the custom cabinets. However, if you’re doing custom cabinets just for the look, you can find a similar look in an RTA line. This will save you substantial amounts of money. Just make sure the RTA cabinets are still full plywood, have all the necessary hardware, and are made by a reputable manufacturer.

Another recommendation is to keep the existing footprint of the kitchen. Moving things like plumbing and electrical can add substantial costs. If you need to add more storage, you can consider floor-to-ceiling cabinets or shelving instead of adding new cabinets.


When it comes to countertops, consider materials that cost less, such as laminate or ceramic tile. You can also save money by keeping the existing countertops and resurfacing them.


When selecting appliances, opt for standard sizes instead of custom sizes. Standard sizes are less expensive and easier to replace if necessary. If you’re on a tight budget, you can also consider purchasing used appliances.


Lighting is another aspect of a kitchen renovation where you can save money. Instead of going for high-end lighting fixtures, consider using more affordable options such as LED under-cabinet lights or pendant lights.


Lastly, don’t forget about the little details. Adding a backsplash, new hardware, or a fresh coat of paint can make a big difference without breaking the bank. You can also save money by doing some of the work yourself, such as painting or installing new hardware.


In conclusion, reducing the cost of a kitchen renovation can be achieved by making smart choices when it comes to structural elements, cabinets, countertops, appliances, lighting, and the little details. By finding affordable alternatives, you can still have a beautiful and functional kitchen without breaking the bank.



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