Renovating your kitchen is often one of the most costly rooms in your house to renovate. If you need help sticking to your budget, here are five tips for you.
Research, Research, Research!
Although it is the most important step to any renovation, research is so commonly forgotten! With all the anticipation around renovating a kitchen, people often head straight to the store to pick out fittings and fixtures before they know what they actually want. You can start making concrete decisions once you set a plan and list of what you want to achieve, and how you will do it. Research will prevent you wasting time and blowing the budget.
Draw Up the Space
It is important to know the space you are working with when you are renovating your kitchen. For new homes; spray paint the kitchen measurements onto the floor so that you can see the area you have to work with. For existing kitchen renovations; use string or a tape measure to map out the space.
Keep A Constant Track On Your Budget
Always keep a live record of all your outgoings. Track what is blowing and what is under, that way you know where you can splurge.
Find Budget-Friendly Alternatives
There is most likely another finish that will be very similar in appearance to any expensive item you love. To create a beautiful kitchen there are so many styles, textures, and finishes that are cost effective and as durable as some of the most expensive finishes. Always shop around before you commit to something.
Don’t Forget the Essentials!
Big ticket items/ necessities are the first items to include in your budget. To keep within your budget, plan accurate costs for these items. If you over-allocate funds to these expensive items, you may under spend and have money to go towards the extra things you would like to have.