liviusThe kitchen is often the first room you renovate after buying a home or apartment. Usually we want to furnish this space differently, better and more according to our tastes and needs. But the budget more than once throws a wrench into the works: the average price of a fully equipped kitchen ranges from 10,000 to 15,000 euros. Construction site Livios He offers five practical tips for keeping the price down.
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1. Leave everything in its place
In most cases, during the renovation process, the water and electricity supply are already present. If you want to change the location of the appliances, you should not only hire a kitchen installer, but also hire a plumber, electrician, tiler, etc. If you want to avoid that big extra cost, leave some items like the sink and dishwasher in the same place. Although sometimes it can be better to move a few things to make better use of the space.
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2. Change cabinet doors
Cabinet design, and thus cabinet design, may seem like a detail, but it makes the difference between your kitchen and your dream kitchen. It is often difficult to adjust the layout after installation. What you can change most easily are cabinet doors or worktops. So it is better to save on the last two than to save inside the cabinets. Not sure where to start? Outside These types of kitchen cabinets You can choose.
Don’t have a budget for new wardrobes? Then you can also decorate your closet doors with a touch of paint. You can easily paint on the most common materials (wood, melamine, laminate).
3. An alternative to the kitchen island
The kitchen island is on many wish lists. So it offers so many possibilities: extra workspace, a place to eat, so you don’t have to invest in a big dining table…but a kitchen island also ensures that your new kitchen costs a lot more. The closet space is integrated into the furniture and all four sides can be seen. You have to cover all of these, while only the front can be seen with other furniture.
An economical alternative to a kitchen island can be a kitchen unit or a bar counter. Flexible, multifunctional and easy to move around. And when you move, you take it with you.
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4. Choose Large Storage Spaces
It is better to choose large storage spaces rather than many small ones. Smaller cabinets offer different storage options, but you can also divide larger cabinets with dividers. This is a lot cheaper and this way you can make the most of the space.
Be careful with expensive accessories: everything that “slides” is, for example, expensive, like drawers, shutters and sliding doors. One notable feature is the corner cabinet with hinged shelves, although a quarter of the space is lost with it. It’s best to put a shelf in the corner and keep kitchen utensils that you only use once or twice a year.
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5. Weigh and weigh
Assembling a custom-made and affordable kitchen ultimately strikes the right balance. Do you absolutely want to stand behind the pots on your kitchen island or do you absolutely love your marble worktop, you may have to save on finishing cabinet fronts or on appliances you want to place. So you will have to compromise. Know that a lot is possible these days and that kitchen manufacturers are generally very patient. And are you Harry a little handy? Then you can also save (in part) by assembling your new kitchen yourself.
This article was written by our partner Livios.be.
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