There are lots of great ways to reduce costs for a kitchen remodeling project. Expert estimates reveal that it can cost tens of thousands to have a professional install your brand new designer kitchen cabinets, appliances, flooring, countertops and accessories. You can reduce the cost for your remodel considerably by making some smart choices. Even if you are not a DIY expert, there are things that you can do that will help lower material costs and cut labor if you are willing to do a little bit of the work for yourself.
Shopping for Materials
The first step to reducing the cost of your kitchen remodel in Swansea, MA or anywhere in the South Coast region, is to find shaker style kitchen cupboards or whatever design you are going for at a more affordable price. Start by visiting the Cabinet Factory Outlet on Grand Army of the Republic Highway in Swansea where you can find everything you need from all wood construction cabinets to flooring, beautiful countertops to hardware for cabinets and drawers, and everything in between.
By purchasing your designer kitchen cabinets at our outlet store you can save a lot of money on material costs and help to reduce the amount of money you would pay for the same or very similar materials at a home improvement store or home design center. Choose from a variety of colors, styles and designs to create the kitchen of your dreams at a fraction of the cost.
Doing the Work
Before you install brand new kitchen cabinets and cupboards as part of your kitchen remodeling project, you need to remove the old materials. Ripping out old cabinets and cupboards may sound easy, but it’s really a lot of work. A good deal of your labor costs will be due to the demolition of your current kitchen and the installation of cabinets for your kitchen remodel in Swansea, MA. If you can do some of the work yourself, you could save a lot of money. Just make sure to take your time, ask questions if necessary and be prepared to contact an expert if you run into a tight spot.
Be careful if electrical outlets or lines are run through, behind or around your existing kitchen cabinets. Be careful when working around the plumbing for your sink and dishwasher, taking care not to break open any pipes and shut off the water before disconnecting anything. If you are putting in new flooring, now is the time to remove the old flooring and any baseboards or other parts that you plan on replacing. Even if you are hiring a professional to install all the new parts, make sure to ask what the reduction would be if you did the demo work yourself.
Tips for Upgrading as You Go
Some aspects of your kitchen remodel that you might not have considered can pop up in the middle of your project. Take a look at our list of upgrades that can be easily made or that you can hire a professional to take care of for you. Remember, if you have any doubts about your ability to get things done, you can always contact a contractor.
Need help with plumbing? Call a trusted local plumber. Worried about working with electrical? Call a trusted electrician. Worried about installing a dishwasher or ice maker correctly? Ask the store where you purchased your new appliances about getting them installed. When you hire a contractor the work is guaranteed, which is always a good idea in case something goes wrong.
Some upgrades that you can make as you go before installing designer kitchen cabinets include:
- Lighting – add more light to your kitchen with under-the-cabinet, task or indirect lighting options when you make your other upgrades
- Electrical – add more outlets or upgrade to safer GFCI protected outlets, which are now required by building code for new construction
- Repairs – take this time to make any patches of holes or other damage to drywall before you do any other work to your kitchen
- Painting – if your remodeling project includes painting in addition to shaker style kitchen cupboards and hardware for cabinets and drawers, do it before you install the cabinets
- Flooring – new flooring should be put in before the new cabinets and cupboards; not only will it make installation easier than trying to cut around the designer kitchen cabinets, but it will also look more professional when finished
Plan Your Kitchen Remodel in Swansea, MA
If you are planning to install a brand new kitchen in the South Coast area, make sure to go shopping for all of your materials, including cupboards, cabinets, flooring, countertops and hardware for cabinets and drawers at Cabinet Factory Outlet. We have all of the top designs, colors and trends for your remodeling project at a fraction of the cost. Give us a call at 508-379-6154 or just stop by our showroom located on Grand Army of the Republic Highway in Swansea.