Decorating On A Dime: Kitchen Design

A kitchen redecorating or remodeling project can easily get to be an expensive project. With expensive appliances, costly water fixtures and pricey home accessories, kitchen decorating and redesign can quickly make any budget spiral out of control. That’s why it’s so important to create a cost breakdown list first to ensure you know how much each kitchen material costs and whether you live without it or not. Use this guide to decorating your kitchen on the cheap and you’ll be sure to get a kitchen design you’ll love at a price you can afford.

Setting the Budget

Getting a set of definitive numbers down on paper can be difficult at best. That’s why it’s a good idea to create a list of your wants and needs when it comes to kitchen design. This will help you to define a cost breakdown list of materials and labor costs. This will especially help you when hiring any contractor or remodeling expert, to ensure you keep your kitchen decorating project within budget.

Budget Design Tip: The best way to get a good budget from the get go is by breaking the job apart into sections. From flooring to metallic wall art, you’ll be sure not to leave any steps or materials from your kitchen design.

Sketch Up

Once you’ve got everything from appliances to table decorations drawn into your budget, you can really begin to design your kitchen space. A good blueprint is always necessary when completing any home improvement project. But before you call the architect, it’s a good idea to draw your own plan. Whether it’s on a cocktail napkin or if it’s done to scale, a drawing can help you wrap your mind around your kitchen design.

Blueprint Design Tip: Once you complete the basic outline of the existing kitchen, make several copies of it. This will help you create as many design options as you need, ensuring you get the best kitchen design possible.

Buying in Bulk

It’s not just about the big chain stores that give you big savings on bulk groceries. Construction supply companies do it too. If you are planning to do more than one remodeling job on your home, then buying some items in bulk to use later can really help offset some of the costs of the project down the road. Materials like electrical outlets, accent furniture’s and table d├ęcor all get cheaper when you buy them in bulk. Store the unused materials for your next home improvement project for twice the savings.

Buying in Bulk Tips: Looking for the best deals on sale items can help accentuate the savings on certain items. Just be sure bulk items like paint are stored for as little time as possible as they degrade very quickly.