DEVELOPING A BUDGET
To help you get started, we’ve provided typical kitchen remodel costs, along with some additional tips to keep in mind. It can be overwhelming, but don’t worry! Our designers can guide you every step of the way.
1. DEFINE THE SCOPE.
2. DETERMINE YOUR PRIORITIES & MUST HAVES.
Balancing function and style can sometimes be a challenge, but it’s important to determine your priorities and help set a realistic budget. Some good questions to ask before beginning a kitchen renovation are, why do I want to change my kitchen? Is it outdated or no longer meeting my family’s needs? What is essential to the space? Asking yourself these questions will help distinguish between your needs and wants or your must-haves VS your nice-to-haves. Perhaps that top-of-the-line stove isn’t a must have. Prioritize your list from the greatest necessity to the least, so if unexpected costs hit your budget, you’ll still get the top things on your list completed.
3. KNOW HOW THE COSTS BREAK DOWN.
On the average, medium-sized kitchen remodel, $20,000 to $50,000 is a reasonable starting point for your budget. Obviously, costs will fluctuate based on things like the scope of your project and layout changes, square footage, product selection and where you live.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association NKBA, a major remodel budget should be approximately 15-20% of your home’s value. For example, if you have a $250,000 house, set aside a renovation budget of $37,500 – $50,000. The NKBA breaks down the remodeling costs as such:
- Design fees: 4%
- Labor / Installation: 17%
- Appliances and ventilation: 14%
- Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
- Countertops: 10%
- Lighting: 5%
- Flooring: 7%
- Doors and windows: 4%
- Walls and ceilings: 5%
- Faucets and plumbing: 4%
- Other: 1%
4. EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED.
5. WORK WITH THE PROS.
6. SEE IT BEFORE YOU BUY IT WITH 3D.
This is a game-changer! 3D kitchen designs are created with advanced software and planning tools that produce an unbelievable lifelike representation of what your finished kitchen will look like. The 360 panoramic views help take the guesswork out of your project, ensures accuracy and expedites the process by helping you make decisions quickly and confidently. You and your designer can experiment with layouts, cabinetry styles, countertops, backsplashes and more. Why wouldn’t you want to see it before you buy it? Getting a 3D design is a no brainer.
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