Reprising your kitchen on a budget
It is so difficult these days to afford a kitchen makeover to the exact way we want it to look. Before tackling a big kitchen renovation, make a budget and stick to it. If you recently bought a fixer upper, maybe you have to save a little bit before you can have that great kitchen of your dreams. Or you can be happy with a revamped kitchen without the hefty price tag of a full gut job. Think about kitchen refinishing or resurfacing.
Kitchen resurfacing is a quick and economical way to get your kitchen looking spruced up. You can resurface your existing cabinets and countertops for a beautiful and unique look that will look like you removed the old cabinets and replaced them. After a hardware switch up, no one will ever know what you did! It’s an economical and practical way to renovate your kitchen without having to gut the entire room. It’s also an extremely “green” thing to do.
More and more homeowners are realizing that brand new doesn’t always mean better. Now if you’re talking about kitchen appliances like that 1970’s stove that came with your fixer upper, then brand new is much better. Not only is a new stove aesthetically more pleasing but also chances are the new one is more energy saving than the old one. So, yes, replace that. But your kitchen cabinets? If your existing kitchen cabinets are still structurally sound, there is no need to replace them. If you like the layout of your current kitchen, there is no need to rip out the old cabinets just to throw them away and replace with new ones that probably aren’t made quite as durable as the original ones.
When we pull old fixtures out of our homes, ones that are perfectly fine, we are tossing them into landfills where they sit and sit. If you think that old cast iron tub will disintegrate over time, you are dead wrong. Keeping your existing fixtures like your bathtub and kitchen cabinets is the smart and environmentally safe thing to do. You definitely don’t want your old fixtures to end up in a landfill. This adds to the more than 50 million tons of remodeling and construction waste that Americans generate every year.
Not only is replacing your old bathroom and kitchen fixtures a bad idea for the environment, starting over is one of the most expensive options you can do. A typical kitchen remodel can cost upwards of $20,000. Resurfacing your kitchen cabinets and counters (with new hardware) can run you between $2,000 and $5,000. That’s a pretty substantial savings to get almost the same, quality look.
If you are planning a kitchen remodel, consider Atlanta cabinet resurfacing. It is an economical and environmentally friendly option to consider. Let the experts at Top Gun Applied Surfaces help you make an informed decision. They can explain the process, color choices and options and give you a free consultation and estimate right away.