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Makeover on a Budget? Here's Where to Splurge and Save on Your Colorado Kitchen Remodel

There's nothing better than saving money, right? Here's what Colorado homeowners need to know about where to spend and places to save on their kitchen remodel.
Saving money on a Colorado kitchen remodel is easier than you think. Saving money on a Colorado kitchen remodel is easier than you think.

It's no wonder that kitchen remodel projects are so popular today. The kitchen serves as the heart of your Colorado home, where meals are prepared and family members meet the most. Kitchens are one of the highest foot traffic areas in any Front Range home, so it's vital to have a functioning kitchen suited to your needs as a homeowner.

The cost of remodeling a kitchen is $100 to $250 per square foot. On average, Colorado homeowners spend $11,000 to $21,200 to do a kitchen remodel. Many factors influence the rising costs of kitchen remodeling jobs.  

When remodeling, you must consider kitchen size, cost of fittings, and quality of materials used. In terms of materials, you have to budget luxury options. On top of that, kitchen remodel contractors charge a different rate for the same services.   

Want to splurge as well as save when it comes to kitchen renovations? Read on and learn where to splurge and where to save on your kitchen remodel.

Where to Splurge on Your Kitchen Remodel

Let’s face it: there are components or areas in your kitchen you have to splurge on when building a budget. Spending more money on certain areas of your kitchen remodel can ensure your kitchen is durable and requires less repair in the future. Here are the top recommended areas to splurge on your kitchen remodel.

Lighting  

Make your Colorado kitchen remodel stand out by shopping for modern lighting. By doing so, you create a great first impression of your kitchen for residents and guests.   

Today, the trend is hanging lights. Not only can they hang over your kitchen island but your dining table too. They are perfect for both high and low ceilings.  

If you plan on installing pendant lights over your kitchen island, make sure they are 30 inches apart. Also, they should be 30 inches to 32 inches above the kitchen island from the bottom of the pendant.

Kitchen Cabinets

When remodeling your kitchen, it is wise to take into consideration the size and design of your cabinets. If you have a large family, this is the perfect moment to change the current cabinets. We recommend looking into getting custom kitchen cabinets, they are not as expensive as you might think.  

Custom kitchen cabinets offer more storage, making it easier for you to store dishes and food.  

To make sure your kitchen cabinets match your home decor, talk with our experts. Our Certified Kitchen Designer consultants will help you select the right color, brand, and style of custom kitchen cabinets.

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Metal Hardware  

Want to elevate the design of your kitchen? Incorporate the right hardware - pulls, knobs, hinges, recessed pulls, and others. These simple additions can take your kitchen remodel to the next level.

For instance, you can add black hardware to add a modern touch in your contemporary space. For a clean and modern space, go for a matte finish. Other popular choices we are seeing in recent Colorado kitchen remodel projects include silver and brass knob, pull handles and other hardware. 

Where to Save on Your Kitchen Remodel

When it comes to saving on kitchen renovations, go for the following ideas and not custom products in these areas. Doing so allows you to spend less. Here is where you should save when remodeling your kitchen.

Faux Countertops

Gone are the days when faux granite countertops were easy to spot with a single glance. Today, faux granite kitchen countertops have a realistic look. Even though the countertops are made from artificial materials, they are attractive and can last a lifetime. 

If you want to save on your kitchen remodeling, faux granite countertops are your best bet. A good portion of your budget can be saved with these countertops, leaving you more of an allowance for your custom cabinets.

Paint the Walls Yourself

Instead of hiring expensive contractors to paint your walls, find the best color that matches your decor, shop, and start painting. Remember, wear protective gear such as protective eyewear and work clothes during your kitchen remodeling process.

Splurging and Saving on a Kitchen Remodel  

Before spending a fortune on a kitchen remodel, have ideas in mind for the final look of your kitchen. Without this, the Colorado Springs contractors you've hired won’t have a design to follow for your kitchen remodel. Remember, mix and match different styles to create a new look unique for your Colorado Front Range home.

Get Your Free In-home Consultation with Our Kitchen Cabinet Expert

Would you like to learn more about the trends of kitchen cabinets in Colorado Springs?  Call to schedule a free in-home consultation with Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) Ed Medran, owner of Designer Kitchens. 

Ed has decades of experience helping Colorado homeowners with choosing kitchen cabinets. He will bring a female Certified Kitchen Designer with him so you will have two unique sets of eyes and ears to brainstorm your perfect kitchen cabinet design.

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