How To Get Your Dream Kitchen With A Smaller Budget!!

October 5, 2021


Did you know, on average, people spend about 2-3 hours every day in their kitchen? This is opposed to 30-45 minutes in their bathroom alone!

Being the most vital part of the home, it’s no wonder people have very specific needs about their dream kitchen. But the thought of getting an exorbitant bill at the end tends to put off people. Here’s the truth: There’s always a way to get the kitchen of your
dreams on a budget. And here’s how you do it.

Kitchen Layout:
Layouts can make or break an efficient kitchen. If you have a larger space, you can take advantage of it and opt to have an island kitchen. But this will cost more. If you are renovating your kitchen, changing your existing layout to a different one will also cost more. Of course, if the layout is exhausting and disorganized, a change in layout is exactly what you need. For smaller kitchens, L-shaped and parallel layouts are stellar choices for your budget and use.

Color Palette & Finishes :
Your pick of finishes and overall color scheme can set the ambiance of the kitchen. The usual kitchen cabinetry are in MDF or melamine, acrylic, and thermofoil. MDF is the most economical choice out of the lot. It’s an enduring finish that is both heat and moisture resistant. If glossy surfaces are your style and you can stretch your budget, the acrylic finish is the way to go. Also, whether it’s a neutral palette or a splash of colors, all colors cost the same under a particular finish.

Countertops:
The most economical choice for countertops is granite and i you want to go a little further its quartz. It’s durable, strong, and resistant to heat. But if you are looking for something trendy. Caesarstone and quartz are higher-end attractive choices for a sleek look which is in trend now and they also come in different price points based on the veining.

Backsplash Tiles:
If you want the cost of your backsplash to be kept at a minimum, stick to subway tiles. The cost will inch higher if you choose to have decorative tiles at a particular location, the most common being between the hob and chimney. It increases further if you deck up your entire kitchen in decorative tiles. However if you want to showcase and match your hardware then a modern decorative tile it is.

Don’t fear add-ons:
Want to add a tall unit in your kitchen but worried if it will shoot up your bill? Just like other add-ons for your kitchen, there’s always a way around it! In the case of a tall unit, the most economical choice would be to have one that simply opens up to inbuilt shelves rather than have drawers attached to them. Or you could pick a semi-tall unit.

Have a Budget: It always helps to have a budget, this way you try to stick to the plan and you don’t overspend.

Talk to an interior designer:

Above all, sit down with your designer, explain your requirements and your budget. At Alpha & Omega Design, we always figure out a plan that will suit your style and fit your budget. Call us today or email us to book your kitchen redesign or remodeling consultation on Tel : 647-330-8383

We cant wait to make your dream kitchen a reality !