There are so many ways to save a little money without sacrificing quality. Here are five ways we saved during our kitchen remodel.
1. Check craigslist or other free sites for items you may need. We purchased our amazing vintage farmhouse sink off craigslist for $50. Having a sink with a drainboard is on my list of “must-haves” so this was a score!
2. Forgo the recessed lighting. After we got the estimate for recessed lighting, we nixed the idea all together. Instead, the electrician connected the two existing fixtures to work from one switch. These school house lights are from Lowes and we love them.
3. Use leftover materials to build great stuff. Our rolling spice rack was built from leftover trim pieces and a couple castors. It cost NOTHING! The best part…you can custom fit to your space.
4. Buy your appliances together. After rebates, one scratch and dent, and brand incentives, we got all our appliances (fridge, oven, dishwasher, and microwave ) for 50% off retail. The brand was running “upgrade” rebates so getting the higher end line was actually less expensive. Crazy, right?
5. Go with wood countertops. Our countertops were custom made from old barn wood from Old Barn Star for only $500. We purchased two 8-ft. long pieces for the island unfinished. Finishing was really easy with a mixture of Tung Oil and Citrus Solvent from the Real Milk Paint Co. They are food safe, water beads up, and scratches pretty much disappear with another application of the oil/solvent mixture. Butcher block are great, too.
Questions about our kitchen? Just ask!
Best of luck with your kitchen redo…just think how happy you will be when it is all done:) It is definitely worth the effort!