Designing your Dream Kitchen Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

Kitchen renovations have a reputation for being expensive – but don’t let a tight budget put you off upgrading this crucial room. With clever design, strategic decisions and clear communications, building a dreamy kitchen doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. The team at The Renovation Company in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa has plenty of ways to deliver a stunning kitchen renovation on budget. Here’s a few of our tricks.

Prioritise purchases

Keeping a kitchen renovation realistic means prioritising essential items and pinching pennies elsewhere. While some kitchen expenses are inevitably expensive, like flooring and backsplashes, other purchases – like sinks, cabinetry and lighting – offer more room for savings.

Better benchtops

Kitchen benchtops are important for the aesthetic and function of the room, but that doesn’t mean you need to select top-shelf materials. While granite or marble is lovely, there are plenty of other, cheaper materials that make perfectly functional and stylish benchtops. Go industrial with stainless steel, opt for a modern look with laminate, or achieve an earthy feel with concrete.

Keep appliances in place

Moving the mechanics or electrics will add a hefty fee to your kitchen renovation, so if keeping costs down, it’s best to keep your appliances in place. You may feel the kitchen is limited by an inconvenient benchtop or oddly placed oven, but your kitchen designer can see the potential you cannot. Speak to us about tips on maximising space and style without moving major appliances.

Think outside the box

While hardwood floors, hidden range hoods and bespoke back splashes are striking, there

are plenty of smaller, creative ways to add character to your kitchen without the hit to your wallet. Look for quirky, colourful stools on sale, make homemade leather cabinet handles or find vintage lighting fixtures at secondhand shops.

Get involved

The more involved you become, the more space you’ll find for savings. If you do some of the legwork by selecting your own lighting, cabinetry and flooring, your builder can get to work with the nitty gritty instead of spending hours shopping and searching on your behalf.

Do your research

When choosing a Tauranga building company to carry out your renovation, do your homework. Ask plenty of questions, discuss what’s important to you and take a look at past projects. Choose a company that ticks all your boxes, promises keep you in the loop and stay mindful to your budget, and can deliver excellent results at a price you can afford.

If you want to keep your kitchen renovation affordable and still fall in love with the end product, get in touch with The Renovation Company, the home renovation specialists in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui and Papamoa.

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