This year is all about “out with the old and in with the new” and if this applies to your kitchen then you’re probably resigned to the fact that it’s going to cost you mega bucks, particularly if you’re looking to buy new kitchen cabinets and appliances, not to mention new tiling and flooring. The big supply stores do a good job of making you feel that you’re saving money on all of their products by drawing you in with a few lower than average priced items, but ultimately they’re making their profits off the majority of other items which are not as cheap as you are made to believe.
The thing is with the large supply stores such as Home Depot is that you can be overwhelmed by their vast range of styles and their prices are quite outrageous. You’ll also find that many options aren’t held in stock and have to be ordered in, and naturally these special order kitchen cabinets cost more for the customer but result in even more money for the company. So what’s the answer?
Discount Kitchen Cabinets
If you look to buy kitchen cabinets online you’ll be surprised at just how much money can be saved. Because online stores buy direct from the manufacturer, cutting out the middleman, they are able to pass down these savings to their customers in the form of discount cabinets. Provided you buy from a reputable company which has longevity and evidence of good customer service, then finding the kitchen of your dreams at a price you can afford, easily becomes a reality. If you’re looking for a DIY project then take a look at the wide range of ready to assemble cabinets which nowadays are constructed from high quality materials and have high specifications, equal to those of brands such as Kraft Maid.
Once you’ve found your cabinets you’re going to need to look at buying countertops. Whilst it might be more convenient to buy from a large box store, you’ll probably get a better deal from a local countertop shop. Try some local stores and you may find they are more than happy to save you money and reduce their margins in order to get your business.
Take a look online for your kitchen appliances. Granted, you are going to have to pay shipping costs, but if you find somewhere local, you can still save a lot of money. Alternatively, find an appliance online and then see if a local store to you would be prepared to price match.
So don’t go rushing off to big box stores. Look online and look locally. You’ll be surprised at just how much can be saved on kitchen remodelling, just by being shop savvy.
The author is an enthusiastic interior designer and a guest blogger who writes on behalf of The RTA Store, which is an online retailer for quality kitchen cabinets and appliances. The RTA store is well known for its RTA (Ready-To-Assemble) kitchen cabinets satisfying its customers with great products and excellent customer service since 2007.