Today we are going share tips that will help you do an affordable kitchen remodel that you’ll love.


We have been helping our clients remodel their kitchens since 1976 and we would love to share our expertise with you.


We’ll share helpful advice like creating a budget and sticking to it and keeping your current layout so that you can easily have an affordable kitchen remodel. Let’s get started!

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An affordable kitchen remodel is much easier than you think – Source: Cerwood

Create a Budget and Stick to It

The first step in planning out an affordable kitchen remodel is to determine how much money you have to work with. If you are not using savings and are planning to finance your remodel, then you will need to look at the different options that are available to you, including:


Adding on to your mortgage : This option will give you the lowest rate of interest.
Getting a secured line of credit: This options will give you the next lowest rate because the line is secured to your home.
Using a personal line of credit: Personal lines of credit usually have lower interest rates than personal loans.
Getting a personal loan: A personal loan usually has a lower interest rate than a credit card.
Using a credit card: This is usually your most expensive option. If you go this route, see if you can get a low-rate credit card.


Make a budget and stick to it

Once you know how much money you have to work with, you can start making a list of what are your must-haves and assign dollar amounts to each item. For example, you will probably need  30% of your budget for cabinets, countertops 10%, appliances 14%, lighting 5%, flooring 7%, etc.

As your kitchen remodel progresses, don’t be tempted to add in extra features or make changes that are not included in your budget. Little additions and extras can add up in a hurry and before you know it you will have exceeded your budget and your renovation will have cost you much more than you originally intended.

Keep Your Current Layout

Keeping your current layout could mean all the difference between having an affordable kitchen remodel and a much more expensive one. Changing your layout and moving things like your sink and dishwasher around means that you may also have to move your existing plumbing. That can get very costly. Moving existing plumbing often involves:



  • Hiring a plumber
  • Installing new pipes
  • Hooking the pipes up to the water main line
  • Getting and paying for the proper permits

Save money by keeping your current layout

Consider Refacing Your Cabinets

Purchasing cabinets is one of the largest portions of a kitchen renovation. To save in this area, you could consider refacing your original kitchen cabinets instead of buying them brand new. If your boxes are in good shape then this might be a great way to get your affordable kitchen remodel.



With refacing you remove your old doors, door fronts and hardware and replace them with new ones. You need to apply a wood veneer that matches your new elements to your old boxes so that all the parts go together. The following video will give you a better idea about what is involved in cabinet refacing.

Have your cabinets refaced to give you a more affordable kitchen remodel

Choose Affordable Materials

The price of the materials can make a big difference to the final price tag of your remodel, but there are ways that you can still have good quality materials at a lower price. For example, if you want solid wood cabinets, why not just have the doors made from solid wood and the boxes from a high-grade plywood? You will still get the great look of wood but at a much cheaper cost.



Choosing a local company who manufactures their cabinets locally can also save you money in shipping costs. You will probably find that the time it takes to get your kitchen cupboards delivered is quicker as well, since they are made close to you.



Besides cabinets, you can also save on other areas of your kitchen remodel. For example, instead of tiling your entire backsplash with the expensive designer tiles that you love, choose to do a small portion of it in the expensive tiles, for instance above the stove, and then use a less expensive complementary option on either side to finish it off. Or, instead of going with an expensive granite countertop, you could opt for a great looking laminate.

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Cerwood offers the best workmanship and quality for the price you pay

Consider Installing LED Track Lighting

Track lighting is relatively easy to install and is very flexible, less intrusive, and easier to remove and repair than recessed lighting. It’s a great solution for getting lighting into dark corners and the various workstations in your kitchen. Each track can accommodate serveral heads and you are able to move and point the lights on your track any way you want. You can run the track right above your island and hang pendant lights from it.

Pendant track lighting is more versatile than recessed lighting – Source: Amazon

Choose the Right Company for Your Affordable Kitchen Remodel

You choice of company will also affect whether or not you can have an affordable kitchen remodel. A locally owned and operated company that also manufactures locally will usually cost less than one that sources its materials from great distances.


If you would like design advice, you should choose a company that has their own designers so that you can take advantage of their expertise and you don’t have to hire a separate designer.


Finally, choose a company that produces high quality products, made from the finest craftsmanship, at prices you can afford.

Cerwood offers your the best workmanship and quality for the price

Cerwood – For an Affordable Kitchen Remodel


If you are looking for a high-end kitchen at a reasonable price, contact Cerwood. You can partner with Cerwood to get the kitchen of your dreams at a price you can afford. Our expertise means our designers can suggest affordable solutions that you might not be aware of.

Cerwood is a local, family-owned and operated business that truly cares about our customers. Having succeeded in the custom cabinet maker business for over 40 years is proof that our team is the best in the area, and that our customers happily recommend us to their friends and family members.

“…We would recommend Cerwood & Family to anyone looking for a high end kitchen, at a reasonable price! We absolutely LOVE our kitchen!”
– Cathy and Steve B.

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Cerwood manufactures all of our custom cabinets locally in our New Hamburg facility. That means that you can feel good about supporting your local economy. It also means that you won’t have to wait longer for your finished cabinet doors and drawers to be shipped to you from a distant manufacturing plant, and you won’t be paying extra in your total cost to cover the high cost of shipping. Contact Cerwood today to get your free estimate for an affordable kitchen remodel.