You are ready to throw up your arms in frustration and disgust because you want a kitchen remodel or renovation and you just don’t think you can afford it. The frustrations are real. While costs can vary widely, one remodeling magazine put the price tag of a MINOR remodel at more than $20,000. Estimates for a major kitchen remodel start at $30,000 and go up from there to more than $60,000. Before you give up Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing wants to assure you there are ways to save money.
Keep the same layout
Unless there is some fatal flaw in your floor plan, keeping the same layout can really cut costs on your kitchen remodel. Having to move the plumbing, reroute drain pipes, and relocate a gas or electric stove involves a lot of labor which can quickly add up to hundreds of dollars.
Simplicity saves $
If you must replace the cabinets buying “off-the-shelf” cabinetry instead of custom-made will save a bunch of money. Be realistic about the add-ons and accessories for your cabinetwork as they add to the cost. Use the same principal for appliances. While you may be dreaming of a professional-grade stove and refrigerator, can you really justify the expense? Mass-market appliances will usually do a fine job for your kitchen remodel in your Waterford, MI home.
Do-it-yourself a little bit
We cannot recommend taking on a kitchen remodel or renovation as a do-it-yourself project. Kotz has seen too many that have turned into a disaster. But you can talk to your contractor about doing a few things to help save money.
- Tear out the old cabinets & appliances
- Pick up materials to save on delivery charges
- Do some of the painting
Just make sure your contractor understands what you want to do and is comfortable with it.
Planning is key
All three of those money-saving tips are easier to accomplish by making good decisions to start with. This is where the expert help from our designers and staff in the Kotz Showroom can help with your kitchen remodel. They are well versed in the latest styles and trends. Their expert knowledge makes the decision-making process easier in many ways:
- Determine what the goal of the kitchen remodel is
- Help you create a realistic budget
- Determine what are must-haves and want-to-haves
- Make sure you are getting the best return on investment
We’re here to help
When you step into the Kotz Showroom at 5806 Dixie Highway in Waterford, MI you will find thousands of design choices, plumbing fixtures and kitchen renovation solutions in stock. You can trust a company that has been serving Oakland County since 1929.