How to Design a Luxury Kitchen on a Budget
What homeowner doesn’t want a touch of luxury to the home they took such pride in buying? Of course, luxury comes at a cost and that’s something many families just can’t afford at this time. Well, the good news is that you can emulate high-end interior décor with just a few DIY skills, some creative inspiration and a bit of time on your hands. Are you handy with a hammer, saw and paintbrush? If so, here are some interesting and affordable ways to transform your kitchen into a room worthy of a photo op in Better Homes and Gardens.
Recognize that Paint Is Your New BFF
Most, if not all, high end homes have real marble worktops. Yes, they can be quite expensive as can their hardwood counterparts, but there is also a line of
Cabinet and Drawer Knobs and Pulls
Have you looked at all the amazingly attractive and
Investments You May Want or Need to Make
Even when remodelling your kitchen on a budget, there are some things which you will probably need to invest in. First on the list would be appliances. Perhaps the ones you have would look right with your new décor, but are they working adequately? Refrigerators are especially important because if they are overworking to keep foods cold or frozen, you are literally throwing money down the drain.
Stoves and countertop appliances may need to be purchased new as well. If they are still serviceable, no problem. But if all four burners aren’t working on your stove and the oven doesn’t heat as it’s supposed to, this is an item on your list which you must include in your budget. Why remodel a kitchen which isn’t going to be functional when complete? It doesn’t make sense.
Separating the Needs from the Wants
When creating a budget for your DIY luxury kitchen, take time to seriously analyse those things you sincerely need. Appliances will top the list, that is guaranteed. However, other things you can add over time if they aren’t necessary. Perhaps you’d like a new under-counter dishwasher but haven’t the money. If something you must have suffers for some element you want, it’s better to wait until you save up a bit of extra cash.
The point is, with just a little creative genius and a well-formulated plan in place, you can get the look, feel and function of a luxury kitchen if you just put your mind to it and do the work yourself. Just don’t rush into it until you have all the facts and figures lined up and you’ll be surprised, you might just have enough left over for that new dishwasher you’ve been dreaming of. That would be a welcome plus.