A low-cost kitchen construction or remodel is achieved by doing as much demolition on the original kitchen as possible without bringing in professionals, using low-cost but attractive materials, recycling old and unused objects to create new and original decor, and opting for less expensive appliances. Solid wood and ceramic tile counter tops are less expensive than those of the stone variety, and creative recycled flooring options can add the desired visual appeal with less out-of-pocket cost.
Cabinetry is one of the most expensive parts of any kitchen construction or remodel. Save on the cost of custom cabinetry by opting for less expensive, pre-fabricated, modular cabinets, and enhance the look of them by adding pulls and hinges that match the design and color scheme of the kitchen. Customize cheap cabinets by modifying the doors to fit glass panes to add extra appeal.
Opt for solid wood counter tops, and customize them to look like granite or other more expensive materials with specially designed painting kits. Laminate and ceramic tile counter tops are other durable options that cost a fraction of granite and stone and come in a variety of designs and patterns.
Glue-on ceiling panels add character and class to a budget kitchen project. These panels are attached to most any existing ceiling surface and come in an assortment of timeless and classic patterns and shapes.