KITCHEN REMODELING ON A BUDGET
Kitchen remodeling on a budget can seem like a very stressful task, but it does not have to be. By planning out what you want in your dream kitchen and shop around for the best prices you can stay within your budget. Here you will find some tips that will help you create a budget and stay within your budget.
The first thing you need to do is write down exactly what your budget is. Take a good look at your finances and figure out exactly how much you can spend. After you have this number in mind, then you need to consider how long you plan on living in the house. A good rule of thumb is this; if you plan on living in the house for 5 or less the remodel should be considered as improvements on an investment. If you are planning on living in the house for a long time, you need to consider what will the comfort of the family be. No matter how long you plan on living in the house, you need to think about what value the remodel will add to the house.
How you spend your budget is completely up to you. But the thing to consider spending the most money on is the stuff you don’t want to replace anytime soon. The little extras like interior fitting in the cabinets and intricate crown molding can really add up and take away from your overall budget. An alternative may be available, or you may be able to do without them entirely.
Another good idea is to budget for the unexpected. There are a lot of things that can hide behind the existing cabinets or appliances that you did not plan on, such as weak flooring or damage to the walls. These things can really eat into your budget, and can give you less money to spend on the new items for the kitchen. Also, order changes can cost time and money, and can really add up in cost of labor. So leave yourself a cushion of about 10% of your budget to be able to use for these circumstances.
Once your kitchen remodel has started, be sure to keep yourself on track. Using a computer spreadsheet and making note of all the money you spend each time you pay for anything which will help you in staying under your budget.
Here at RR Remodeling Pros, our goal is to make sure you get your dream kitchen without breaking the bank. Give our professionals a call today for a free quote!