In our article about lowering the cost of your kitchen renovation, we mentioned how to estimate the cost of the kitchen and how it will sometimes be advisable to not to do the entire build in one shot.
Today, we’ll discuss how to remodel a small kitchen or a kitchen renovation in a condominium.
Lowering costs of a Condo or Small Kitchen Renovation
When you’re working with a small, cramped space you only have so much space to work with, so it’s important to be crafty when dealing with a kitchen remodel. Depending on how much you want to fix up and the standard quality of the appliances you are planning on getting, a small kitchen renovation should run anywhere between $4,500 – $17,000. You can save some money by doing some of it by yourself, but once you have committed to a kitchen renovation with a reputable Toronto contractor, sometimes it’s best to leave all things construction for the professionals.
Side for any major structural changes to your kitchen, here are some small recommendations to give your kitchen space an upgrade for pretty inexpensive:
- Go with small appliances – with a small space, sometimes it’s more economical to go with smaller appliances. Considering smaller alternatives for ovens, dishwashers and refrigerators will make your kitchen space not feel as cramped and will help you with your kitchen renovation budget.
- Going green – going with LED lighting and more environmentally friendly appliances and fixtures and window treatments might cost more at first, but will help you on your electricity bill in the long run.
- Maximizing your storage space – with small kitchens, your overall layout will affect where you store everything. Kitchen wizardry such as pull-out shelves, roll-out trays, tiered racks and lazy Susans will maximize your space within your small kitchen.
- Considering pull out countertops – if you are really pressed for space, you can have a contractor build an extension that can flip or pull out as needed. You can use the extensions for extra preparation space without the cramped space.
In some condos and small kitchen areas, folks will also knock a wall out for a more open concept look and feel. While an older kitchen might have a more boxed feel to it, sometimes opening it up will create that open feel to a smaller space that wouldn’t normally be there. Kitchens in condos almost certainly has coding rules, so be aware of those as well.
As usual, your space is ultimately what you want to do with it. Hiring a smart, creative contractor can make your kitchen into a cooking nirvana, no matter the size and space.