There’s no doubt a kitchen renovation is an equally exciting and busy time. With so many different things to consider before you get started, it’s so important to ensure you have a set budget to stick to, so you can avoid any unnecessary complications. Easier said than done, of course – which is why we’re here to help you with 5 ways to stay on budget when renovating your kitchen.
1. Write everything down.
When it comes to setting a budget, you need to have a good idea of where your money is going. To start with, write down a list of wants and needs for your renovation, including the things you don’t think you can do without, and ones you’re willing to be flexible on.
Then, once you’ve figured this out, you can start researching kitchen renovation companies that can help you utilise your budget and available space to its full advantage.
2. How will you use the space?
This is very important. Are you the entertaining type? Then you’ll need to make sure you have the space for friends (and their drinks). If you’re an aspiring chef, or just love home cooking, then you’ll want to ensure you set aside room in your budget for quality appliances. If you’ve got a growing family, you might need more room than others for storage (plus bench space to get things done). Decide from the beginning how your kitchen space is best utilised, and use that as the basis for your new design.
3. Choose your colours carefully.
What kind of design are you looking for in your new kitchen? A minimalist, classic look, or something a little more colourful? Whatever colour scheme you go for, make sure to set your mind on it before you finalise your design.
One thing that can impact your budget is deciding mid-way through your colour choice isn’t what you wanted – so make sure you do your research carefully. Try and choose colours and styles that complement your home as a whole and will be easy to accessorise once the renovation is complete.
If you’re not sure what kind of colours to go with, our highly skilled craftsmen can make suggestions to help you achieve a design that is as pleasing aesthetically as it is functionally.
4. How long are you planning on using the space?
Is your kitchen renovation something you’re planning to enjoy for many years to come, or is it a way to add extra value to your home before you sell? If it’s the latter, you should try to choose a design that will most appeal to a wide target market, rather than opt for a more ‘niche’ look that might put potential buyers off. If you’re planning on using the space for many years to come, make sure you factor in changing circumstances (such as a growing family) and design your kitchen with these in mind to increase its longevity.
5. Keep your eyes open for a good deal.
When it comes to sticking to a budget, there’s nothing better than enjoying a helping hand via cost savings. That’s where Kitchen Craftsmen can really help! For a limited time, we’re offering a Kitchen Renovation Special Offer.