Thinking about a kitchen makeover but not sure if you can afford it?
Knowing how to budget for your kitchen reno is an important part of that planning.
Depending on how extensive of a remodeling you want to accomplish and how and where you spend your money, you can freshen the look of your space relatively inexpensively on a smaller budget or go all out if you have a bigger budget to play with.
So, how can you determine what you can afford in terms of updating your kitchen?
Determine Your Budget
Start out by determining what your remodel should include.
Kitchen makeovers can greatly improve utility and comfort and add to the value of your home; however, how long are you planning on living there?
If there is a move likely in the next few years, a simple update might be better as opposed to spending thousands on a major renovation.
Updating with new paint, lighting, and hardware as well as other smaller decorative touches can be accomplished fairly inexpensively in most homes and still turn a kitchen into an almost-new space.
Even a new appliance or two can work in a smaller kitchen reno plan with a smaller budget.
Determine the Extent of Your Kitchen Reno
If the decision is to go ahead with a big budget and plan out an extensive full kitchen remodel, the next big question is to decide what kinds of changes and upgrades you want to make.
For this step, you might want to discuss some basic design possibilities with a home remodeling contractor to get an idea of what is possible in your space and what different changes, like changing the whole floor plan and wall structure, are likely to cost.
With these basic ideas, you can then come up with a list of all the changes you’d like to see made and then go from there.
Plan Your Kitchen Makeover And Get It Done!
With a firm plan and some basic costs in mind, you can get an idea of what type of kitchen makeovers are within the available budget and what are not.
Depending on the brand and type of appliances you want, the structural changes your plan will require, and an estimation from your contractor on how long those changes will take, you can weigh different ideas to decide what to include in your kitchen makeover plan and what will have to wait.
If there is no room in the budget for everything you’d like to do, you can always develop a plan with a creative remodeling contractor on how to achieve the kitchen of your dreams over time, step-by-step as you are able to budget for those changes!