5 Tips to Make Your Kitchen Renovation More Budget-Friendly

Your kitchen is the soul of your home. It’s where you prepare daily meals, enjoy your first cup of coffee and relax while baking your favourite treats. Since you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, it’s vital that the environment is welcoming – functional and pleasing to the eye.

 Renovating your home’s kitchen will add significant value to your home and is typically suggested by most realtors if you’re thinking of selling in the future. But that state-of-the-art kitchen you see on the food channel might set you back quite a bit if you don’t know what you’re doing so here are some tips on how you can save money on your renovation project.

 1. Don’t Move the Existing Plumbing

Be smart when planning your kitchen renovation. Moving kitchen drains and sinks can be costly so try to find a way to work around them. If you’re not crazy about your kitchen’s layout, try to find other ways to change the design like a kitchen island.

2. Reface Cabinets Instead of Replacing Them

Installing brand new kitchen cabinets can be pricey. If yours are still in good condition, consider refacing them with paint or keep the structure and just replace the cabinet doors.

 3. Make Superficial Changes

Sometimes the small changes to your kitchen make the biggest difference. For example, changing your backsplash or the colour of your cabinets won’t cost you much but will give your kitchen an entirely new look and feel.

4. Create a Budget and Stick to It

Put your budget on paper, make sure you have provision for unexpected expenses and then don’t go over the budget!

 5. Use ProReno for Your Kitchen Renovations Pretoria

ProReno is a kitchen cabinet contractor in Pretoria with more than 14 years’ experience in the industry and many satisfied clients to show for it. If you’re looking for affordable, reliable kitchen installations Pretoria, get in touch with the team today!

3 Mistakes to Avoid During Your Kitchen Renovation

Every homeowner dreams of a kitchen that’s stylish, modern, fully equipped and functional but, more often than not, they have to settle for a kitchen that is nothing like they hoped for. Which is why you might want to consider a kitchen renovation to achieve this goal.

 Kitchen renovations can be a challenge considering all the variables that come along with it. You’ll have to make a lot of decisions and sometimes you end up making the wrong ones because you’re overwhelmed. To be honest, expecting any kitchen renovation project to progress without hitting a few bumps in the road might be a little naive.  

 But, by avoiding the following mistakes, you can make the process go smoother. 

 1. Choosing appearance over functionality

There’s nothing wrong with wanting a beautiful kitchen with lots of bells and whistles but does it make sense from a functional point of view? To get the most value out of your kitchen renovation, you’ll want it to be as functional as it is beautiful. Balance is key. Shiny countertops won’t mean a thing if they aren’t durable or show every little scratch.

 2. Not choosing a timeless design

A modern kitchen might be cool but there are some design trends you might want to bypass to retain your property’s resale value. If you’re planning to sell your home in future, stick with a neutral, classic kitchen design.

 3. Not hiring professional kitchen cabinet contractors

Many people opt for a DIY renovation to save a few rands but if you don’t know what you’re doing you might spend more money hiring someone to fix your mistakes. If you want your kitchen renovation to look professional, consider hiring experienced and qualified contractors for the project.

 ProReno is a kitchen renovations contractor and cabinet manufacturer with nearly 15 years’ experience in the industry. Get in touch with the team for an obligation free quote today!