Saving Money on Kitchen Remodeling

We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home, we nourish our family in it, not just with food but also with love and support. We entertain guests, assemble science projects, and teach life lessons to our teens in the kitchen.

Saving Money on Kitchen Remodeling

So when that kitchen is looking worn or outdated, it can affect how we feel too. To help save money on your next kitchen remodel you can follow these easy tips.

Don’t Replace Everything

Instead of completely gutting the kitchen choose to replace only the cabinet doors, the countertops, and backsplash, or fixtures and flooring instead. Leaving the original layout also saves money in plumbing costs by not moving sinks and pipes around.

Check out Local Retailers

Instead of shopping at big name stores check out the local building suppliers that contractors use. The savings here could be up to 20% on your remodeling budget. You can also save money by checking out refurbishing places such as ReStore by Habitat for Humanity for used cabinets, windows and doors and fixtures.

Do Some Work Yourself

If you decide to work with a contractor you can still save money by doing some work yourself. Such as doing the demolition, clean-up, and picking up supplies yourself. Doing the backsplash or flooring yourself will help slash that renovation budget too.

Shop for Floor Models

Shopping the floor models of appliances comes with considerable savings and sometimes comes with the same warranties as stock models. Also, shop late in the year to take advantage of stores wanting to make room for next year’s models. You may also make some good savings by asking if the store accepts trade-ins for your old appliances.

A kitchen remodel is an exciting project and adds value to your home but it shouldn’t be a huge drain on your finances if you shop right and have a great contractor.

Let Excellent American Painting help you with your perfect kitchen remodel, feel free to contact us for more information.

Discover Energy-Saving Remodeling Ideas

There are easy energy-saving ideas we hear on almost a daily basis such as using new ENERGY STAR rated appliances and light bulbs. However, while these things help, the impact is small. Real energy savings comes from energy-saving remodeling projects that close the house envelope.

Discover Energy-Saving Remodeling Ideas

Creating an air sealed home limits heating and cooling energy loss, which is the largest percentage of your home’s energy use. The U.S. Department of Energy states 43 percent of the average home’s energy consumption is from heating and cooling costs. An energy-efficient home not only saves you money, it will also increase your family’s comfort.

Some energy-saving remodeling projects are:

  • Insulation — If your attic insulation is less that 9 inches, adding another layer can significantly save energy.
  • Window —New ENERGY STAR rated windows will help decrease the escape of heating and cooling energy.
  • Doors — As with windows, a new ENERGY STAR rated entry door will help close the building envelope.
  • Air Seal Floors — Adding air and thermal barriers between a garage and rooms above will save energy and money.
  • Weatherproofing — Make sure to check for drafts. Weather-stripping and caulking around windows and doors will solve this problem.

Investing in your home’s energy efficiency saves money on your utility bills and will add value at resale. Numerous reports from the National Association of Realtors, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, and Remodeling magazine show energy efficiency remodeling improvements add value.

Excellent American Painting LLC offers energy-saving remodeling that saves you money and improves your comfort. If you would like more energy-saving remodeling ideas, or need more information, please contact us.