You may besurprised byhow much it costs to renovate your kitchen. Every little change you make in your kitchen forces you to dig a little deeper in to your pocket, and a full kitchen renovation can test a budget. The first thing you need to establish is exactly that – your budget. When you know your budget, you will know what you can and cannot afford.
You need to work out if you’re going to go for a basic, standard, or premium renovation. You also must decide which areas of the kitchen need the most attention and focus on them first. If, for example, you need a new countertop, this will take a good portion of your budget. Cabinets are also quite expensive, and if you go for premium ones, it will put a strain on your budget.
Don’t just get things replaced for the sake of it if money is an issue. If your oven and sink are working just fine don’t pour money you can’t afford to spend in to replacing them. If you want to get your sink replaced, consider choosing a basic model.
Of course, it’s important to contact as many local contractors as possible before you settle on one. You are likely to get a multitude of different quotes from different contractors so be sure to shop around. Try to get a contractor who is reasonably priced, and of course, appropriately qualified.
If you have a very small budget, there are things you can do to spruce up your kitchen. For example, paint can help to bring life back to a kitchen or even updating your lights.
Check out this infographic and full guide from Half Price for information about all things related to renovating your kitchen. Are you thinking of getting work done in your kitchen soon?
November 14, 2016