Posted by Ken Gottschalk

Remodeling your kitchen or bath can be a daunting task for most, not to mention the toll it can take on your wallet. Fortunately there are many options for homeowners today to create a beautiful and budget friendly kitchen or bath. Kitchen Magic Refacers of Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia offers some tips for keeping the costs down on your remodel project. Project 5 copy Keep Your Current Footprint Moving appliances means moving electrical, plumbing or other mechanics needed to relocate them. Changing the layout of your existing bath or kitchen can greatly increase the cost of labor. Instead, consider updating appliances, flooring, cabinets, and hardware in the existing space for a whole new look at a fraction of the cost. Work In Stages While not ideal for most homeowners, working your remodel in stages can spread out and maximize your budget. Think about the big picture and what core essentials that you may want to splure on and determine what can wait. Tile backslashes can be installed later in the remodeling process when the countertops of your choice are complete. Take a Look at Alternative Countertop & Lighting Materials Laminate countertops are a great budget friendly alternative to natural stone, with many manufactures now creating options that look like real stone. If recessed lighting is not in your budget, try alternatives such as track lighting. It can achieve the same results-- efficient task lighting along with a dimming functions for your kitchen or bath. Cabinets...Reface Instead of Replace! Kitchen or bath--Kitchen Magic has a cabinet refacing option to fit your style, needs and budget! Refacing is 1/3 of the cost of replacing and looks better than new. The second best reason to reface your kitchen is that it can typically be completed in four days or less, not weeks – and without the mess.  Schedule an appointment with one of our professional designers and receive a free estimate for your next budget friendly remodel!