Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    In this video, former remodeling contractor David Lupberger describes how to undertake a kitchen renovation and how save money each step of the way. The video is designed for homeowners who are considering a kitchen remodel, but are unsure about the expense of doing the project. In this series, he reviews how to save money on each project area starting with lighting, and moving through wall finishes, countertop and cabinetry upgrades, plumbing, and floor finishes. There are less-expensive options. You just have to know where to look!

    David Lupberger: Hi! I am David Lupberger, Home Improvement Expert for ServiceMagic. Today, I am going to discuss how you can save money renovating your kitchen. Kitchens are the most expensive room of any house. Most people think that kitchen renovations will also be a very expensive process. In this video series, we'll review how to do a kitchen renovation, and save money each step of the way. We're going to review each of the primary areas in a kitchen, and review cost saving measures that can be done to save money, such as lighting. It's not the cost of the fixtures, but how you install your lighting. We're going to review a concept called three layers of lighting. Then, I'll discuss cabinetry. You can't replace cabinetry for under $1,500, but there are some beautiful finishes that can be applied to existing cabinets.

    Next, I'll cover countertops. There are ranges of countertop choices. We're going to review four different options. I'll also talk about plumbing. It's really easy to find beautiful kitchen faucets and sinks at a discount. You just have to know where to look.

    Then, I'll move on to wall finishes. There are standard, textured, and faux wall finishes available. We're going to review each to really add a unique look to your kitchen.

    Finally, I'll cover flooring. When you have renovated your kitchen, don't skimp on the flooring. I'll show you the different options available, so that you won't have to.

    There are some undiscovered costs saving gems in kitchen remodeling that most homeowners are unaware of. I'll be uncovering some of those in this video series. When dealing with a kitchen remodel or any remodeling project, you want to make sure to hire a professional, and watch out for fly-by-night contractors. Always ask for examples of past work, and make sure that you check with past customers to review their performance.

    Before we get started, let me tell you a little bit about myself, and ServiceMagic. I'm a former licensed building contract with over 20 years of experience in the design, build, remodeling industry. ServiceMagic is the leading online marketplace connecting homeowners with prescreened and customer-rated home service professionals, from simple home repairs and maintenance, to complete home remodeling projects. Let's get started renovating your kitchen!