One of the most challenging parts of remodeling your kitchen is planning and sticking to a budget. A kitchen remodel is an investment, and you want to make sure your finances are in order before you begin. Our experienced team works with your budget so that you can enjoy an improvement to your kitchen at a reasonable price.
To help you get started, we have listed our top budgeting tips we give homeowners before starting a kitchen remodeling project.
Use Space Efficiently
Oftentimes, your kitchen can greatly benefit from using space more efficiently, as opposed to knocking out walls for costly expansions. Be sure to ask us how we can increase the storage space in your kitchen. Our kitchen remodeling contractors can help point you towards the best storage trends for your budget. For example, we can install pullout drawers for to maximize storage space.
Prioritize What Needs to be Done
List everything you’d like to change in your kitchen in order of importance. For example, you may prioritize replacing kitchen cabinets if they’re outdated or in poor condition. Likewise, you may prioritize getting new kitchen countertops if you’re unhappy with stains and scratches. Our kitchen remodeling contractors will be more than happy to help you create a plan that fits your budget and design goals.
Allocate 20% of Your Budget for Unexpected Costs
After saving up money for a kitchen remodel, it can be disheartening to immediately set aside 20% for unexpected costs. However, clients who adopt this tactic are less likely to be stressed when complications arise during the remodeling process. We always advise our clients to keep a little bit of their budget in reserve for any unexpected obstacles.
Decide Where You’ll Live During the Remodel
Kitchen remodeling projects are disruptive to your everyday life, especially if you decide to stay in your home during the remodel. If you would prefer staying in a hotel while we work on your kitchen, you will want to include those costs in your budget. Some of the families we’ve worked with even took the opportunity to go away for the weekend. If any of these plans sound appealing to you, make sure that their corresponding expenses are accounted for in your budget.
Avoid Last-Minute Changes
Once remodeling is underway, don’t alter your initial plans. Our contractors always make sure to check in with you to ensure you are going to be happy with the upcoming kitchen remodel before the project even begins. While we know it’s tempting to make last-minute changes, this isn’t always kind to your pocketbook. Save money on unexpected expenses by not delaying your project any more than necessary.
Hire One of our Kitchen Remodeling Contractors
Our remodeling contractors will make sure that you have considered all features and options for your kitchen before the project has begun. That way, you can feel secure knowing that youris exactly what you want.
Ready to Make the Call?
Our kitchen remodeling contractors in Grand Rapids, MI are ready to answer your call. To request a free consultation concerning your next kitchen remodel, call Schultz Builders at (616) 291-2646.