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From Budget to Beautiful: How to Create a Kitchen Renovation Budget

Renovating your kitchen can be an exciting project and it can increase your home’s value, improve functionality, and make your space more enjoyable to cook and entertain in. Setting a budget before you begin your renovation can help you stay on track and ensure you don't overspend. Here are some tips for setting a budget for your kitchen renovation.

Determine your Priorities

The first step in setting a budget for your kitchen renovation is to determine your priorities. What are the most important things you want to achieve with your renovation? Are you looking to improve functionality, increase storage space, or update the style of your kitchen? Part of our job is to help you prioritize various aspects of your project in order to achieve your core goals.

Weigh your Priorities with your Wish List

Consider creating a wish list and put all of the items, changes, and design elements on that list. Think big! Then, weigh your wish list against your priorities for the kitchen. Think about whether or not you need the high-end appliance package vs. the more budget-friendly appliance package. Is a coffee bar your biggest wish? Let’s work to price that out as a part of your budget.

Decide on a Budget Range

Once you have an idea of the costs involved in a kitchen renovation, decide on a budget range that you're comfortable with. Be realistic about what you can afford and don't forget to factor in unexpected costs that may arise during the renovation process.

Break Down Your Budget

We provide a breakdown of your budget into different categories such as cabinets, countertops, flooring, appliances, labor, etc. We help you understand where the money is being spent, so you can adjust on paper prior to the start of the project.

Stick to Your Budget

Be sure to communicate your budget to your contractor or designer, so they can work within your budget and help you make smart choices when it comes to materials and labor.

Setting a budget for your kitchen renovation is an essential step in ensuring the project stays on track and doesn't break the bank. By taking these steps you can feel comfortable in your investment; not only is it going to be a joy to use everyday, it won’t be a regrettable decision. We are happy to help with the budgeting on your project.

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