You have decided to invest in a modular kitchen. The next obvious step is to find an installation service to go ahead with the planning process. It’s a common perception, or rather a myth, that modular kitchens have to be about expansive, elaborate, and a choice of the elite. If you are smart enough, designing your own doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. Yes, modular kitchens do cost more than standard designs, but the price is worth paying for. In this post, we have the best suggestions that will come in handy for creating a modular kitchen within a limited budget.
Select a ready design
One of the biggest advantages of modular kitchens is the choice to customize everything to suit specific needs. However, customization comes for an extra charge. If you don’t have the resources to spend beyond a limit, you can go for ready designs, which can fit into your kitchen space. Most installers will be happy to offer designers, who can come over, check your home and kitchen space, to suggest the right ideas, themes, and designs that will work without any further need for customization.
Save on built-in appliances
There is no denying that built-in appliances look incredibly good and well-sorted as a part of the modular kitchen setup, but also adds to the cost. If you want to ahead with a small budget, this is something you can avoid, to focus on some of the other things that need more attention, such as a countertop. You can completely avoid appliances and buy on your own.
Hire the right service
Believe it or not, hiring the right company for designing, planning, & installing your modular kitchen can make a huge difference to the budget. The best installers will not just adhere to the costing, but will also offer a warranty on the work done, so you can actually expect to save on repairs and maintenance in the long run. Make sure to select an installer that specializes in modular kitchens in smaller budgets.
Don’t go for expensive finishes
The finishes of the cabinetry don’t have to be expensive. Acrylic, for instance, is expensive than many other laminate choices. What needs more attention is the maintenance requirements. Don’t select finishes that are hard to maintain, and avoid all-white surfaces. For example, a white marble countertop is prone to staining and will have to be professionally cleaned from to time.
With a good installer and some advance planning, you can actually make the most of your small modular kitchen. Just ensure that you are well-versed with what’s included in the price, and do ask for an estimate in advance, so that you can think about financing accordingly.