Undertaking a kitchen renovation is a significant and impactful decision when it comes to home improvement, as it showcases the homeowner's cooking preferences, lifestyle, and storage requirements. However, you may be surprised that the actual kitchen remodeling services can easily exceed your renovation budget and cause a hole in your wallet. So, how can one plan a budget-friendly kitchen remodel without sacrificing quality? Read on to find out!
Spending less on your project is simple if you follow these tips:
Your kitchen remodeling cost can range from affordable to over-the-top as it depends very much on your requirements, materials selection, the extent of the renovation, and the budget that you are willing to spend. With so many choices available when it comes to revamping your kitchen, it can be overwhelming to finally choose the exact style and look that you want. Thus, it is useful to make a list of “must-haves” and “wants” so that you can clearly see the difference in prices when you make budgeting comparisons.
Firstly, identify your desired style and requirements for your ideal kitchen, and start researching from magazines or websites on what is available in the market, including the cost estimates. A good tip is to shortlist two to three different options for the main components such as the countertops, cabinets, and floorings so that you have the flexibility to stay within the overall budget if one of the cost items exceeds. For example, if your desired countertop proves to be too costly, you can reduce the selection of your kitchen appliances to balance the overall budget.
Other considerations that affect your kitchen remodeling budget include: Is your current kitchen still functioning? How often is the kitchen used for cooking? How much refrigerator space is required? Is the kitchen frequently used for entertaining guests? Do you need an island top or a built-in bar? All these questions can help you decide on your new kitchen’s setup, design, and functionality of the layout.
When it comes to a kitchen remodel, one of the most important factors to consider is the cost breakdown. That’s why budgeting should include the following items:
If you’re still unsure what’s the best way to finance a kitchen remodel, reach out to Kitchen Magic and we’ll provide you the best recommendations on the process. Our team of experienced professionals will guide you through all steps of the kitchen installation process, including budgeting, planning, and designing.
We also have kitchen financing options for customers who may need extra help achieving their kitchen goals, where our design consultants will help you choose the best option based on your current situation. Another option is refacing your kitchen cabinets, at only half the cost of custom cabinets. For more information, simply schedule a free on-site consultation or give us a call at (866) 525-0012!