3 Ways to Save on Your Kitchen, Bathroom or Laundry Renovation
The kitchen, bathroom and laundry are three of the most well loved and utilised rooms in a house. Because of this, they are usually the first rooms that need a facelift when you start thinking about home renovations. Unfortunately, a full renovation of these rooms comes with a hefty price tag. If you’re looking to bring new life to your home, whether it’s renovating yourself or using a professional, here are some handy industry tips on how to renovate this rooms on a budget.
Do it yourself – Bathroom and Laundry cabinets
Did you know that major retailers such as Bunnings stock flat packed cabinets? A common complaint about older style bathroom and laundries, is the lack of cupboard and bench space. This can easily be solved by a trip down to your local hardware store.
Flat packed cabinets come with relatively easy to follow instructions, so if you’re a little bit handy when it comes to using a drill, this could be a great way for you to save some money! Flat packed cabinets typically only come in a limited range of colours. However, if you bring your flat packed cabinets down to your local polish shop, such as Dianella Polishing, along with a sample of the other cabinets in your room, your new flat packed cabinets can be colour matched to your old cabinets. This is a great way to save money and add to your home with a professional finish.
Skip the designer – reuse existing cabinets
Have you ever thought to yourself “I love the layout of my kitchen, but the cabinets are getting a little tired”? A common misconception about kitchen renovations is that you need to gut the entire kitchen in order to update it. A cabinet maker, or renovation specialist, will typically recommend to rebuild your kitchen from the ground up when you enquire about updating your kitchen.
Whether your kitchen is laminate, melamine or vinyl wrapped, kitchen refinishing it a great way to bring new life to your cabinets at about a third of the cost of a full renovation. To save extra money, removing the cabinet doors and panels yourself and removing the peeling vinyl will cut down the costs even more.
Update appliances and storage solutions
If your budget is limited and you’re not particularly handy at renovating yourself, updating the appliances and storage solutions in your bathroom, kitchen or laundry can bring new life to your home. If you’re looking for inspiration on new appliances or clever storage ideas for your bathroom, kitchen or laundry Houzz provide a comprehensive library of articles on the topic.
If you have any tips or tricks on how to save money on your kitchen, bathroom or laundry renovations let us know in the comments below!