A stylish kitchen on a budget?

May 26, 2021

Big style, small budget and a kitchen remodel? These phrases rarely seem synonymous. However, you can significantly reduce the cost of your kitchen makeover with a few smart, money-saving tips from the experts at Chester Swan that every homeowner needs to know!

What Is Your Kitchen’s Life Expectancy?

Start by focusing on the longevity of your kitchen’s design. Evaluate the overall colour palette — do you really want bright and vibrant colours? It can be safer to lean towards calming tones for your essential high ticket items – countertops, cabinetry, and backsplash. A classic kitchen style almost never disappoints, so you’ll be able to enjoy it for many a years to come or for resale. Choosing neutral colours for your new kitchen design really can be an investment in your future!

Keep it light

Light-coloured Quartz countertops are trending in home design. And, for a good reason too! Quartz is gorgeous, extremely sanitary and highly durable. According to the 2021 National Kitchen and Bath Association Style Report, we can expect this trend to continue for several years going forward. Now that’s some solid news!

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Discover the world of laminates

Look for laminates and discover a whole new world of stunning countertop options. These affordable countertops are both durable and budget-friendly. The latest laminate options available include upscale marble looks, varieties of stone, a myriad of wood grains and more! Plus, the love for laminate extends into refaced cabinets and flooring.

A complete transformation with cabinet refacing

Refaced cabinets are a transformational design solution for your kitchen remodelling project. Sometimes referred to as cabinet resurfacing, cabinet refacing provides your kitchen with an upgraded ambiance without breaking the bank. In fact, refacing saves construction time, money and the environment. This time-efficient, budget-saving process is perfect for homeowners whose kitchen layout will remain the same.

Add a splash or dash of colour

Spruce up your renovation, and add a pop of personality, with wall paint and home décor Sprinkle a neutral kitchen design with accent walls, lighting or a dash of home accessories such as throw rugs, seating, decorative dishware and window treatments. Colour trends for 2021 span from light to bright yellows, to calming Aegean Teal, to more natural and woodsy greens, to pinks and other precious jewel tones—all perfect for accents around your new favourite room!

Open some shelves

Visually enlarge any space by incorporating a modern and functional open shelving concept. This is another hot trend among design celebs. The effect can visually add height to a room, maximise overall function and eliminate the cost of additional cabinet doors. Open shelves  also provide an artful showcase for unique dishware, cookware and artisan pieces. Free up your space and mind with open shelves that will work with any design style, from modern to contemporary or rustic farmhouse.

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Get Started

Ask your Chester Swan design consultant about any of these budget saving ideas that you’d like to try! We can help you transform your kitchen in less time, with less stress at an amazing value! 

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