The average kitchen renovation can run in the ten of thousands range, depending on how major the project. When you’re spending that much money, it’s important to get the most bang for your buck. These kitchen remodeling tips will help you create a space you enjoy and also maximize the return on your investment.
Kitchen Remodeling Tips to Know Before You Start
Repurpose Existing Cabinets
Your first instinct may be to rip out those old outdated cabinets but not so fast. If they’re well constructed and made of quality wood, then you could save yourself a lot of money by giving them a facelift instead. A professional paint job, resurfaced or new doors and drawers or hardware can all give your existing cabinets an updated new look. For extremely outdated cabinets you may need to do all three, but even then you’ll save a considerable amount of money over buying all new.
Put Thought into the Details
Seemingly small accessories and storage features can make your space even more functional and efficient. Items like drawer dividers, roll out trash containers, pantry pullouts, and Lazy Susans will elevate your kitchen to feel luxurious and organized.
Keep The Plumbing Where It Is
Moving water and gas lines can be incredibly costly. Instead, try to configure your kitchen so that appliances like sinks, ovens, stoves, or dishwashers stay close to the area they’re currently in.
Follow the Triangle Rule
Make sure your floor plan works by following the triangle rule. There should be a natural triangle between the refrigerator, stove and oven. The dishwasher should always be located next to the sink and when it comes to kitchen islands, form follows function. If you want to cook and eat on kitchen islands, plan enough space so that your cooktop isn’t too close to the eating area.
Design Your Kitchen to be Family Friendly
Keep snacks and treats for kids in an accessible drawer. Consider a refrigerator that offers glass shelves for easy cleanup. The French Door Refrigerator offers a FlexZone drawer and lets kids find their favorite foods with just a glance. The Food ShowCase door keeps stored items visible and within easy reach. Plus, the FlexZone drawer keeps food fresh longer! Keep the cooktop away from high traffic areas and put the refrigerator in a central location so it’s convenient to access for the family chef and accessible to the rest of the family.
Don’t Be Sparing with Outlets
You can never have too many outlets in a kitchen. Install multiple outlets along your backsplash and even on your island.
Choose Your Appliances First
It’s easier to design your kitchen cabinets and counter tops to fit pre-purchased appliances than it is to find an appliance to fit your space. When buying new fridges, ranges, and dishwashers, stick with the same brand and look. Plus, sticking with the same brand can save you money. Best Buy is currently offering Samsung Bundle & Save deals to save an extra 10% on select Samsung 4-piece Kitchen Packages. (Offer ends 4/4)
Disclaimer – Offer valid: 12/1/16-4/4/17. Products must be purchased on same receipt to receive savings. Requires purchase of Samsung major appliances from the following categories: Refrigerators, Ranges, Wall Ovens, Cooktops, Dishwashers, Range Hoods, and Microwaves. Must include models from at least four different categories. Excludes Samsung Chef Collection models.
You can also save some more money on your kitchen remodel with up to 30% off Major Appliance Top Deals. Plus, get a free $100 gift card when you buy 2 Major Appliances totaling $1500 or more.
The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.