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Kitchen Renovation Budget Tips

The kitchen is the one place in the home where everyone comes together, whether that’s during a family reunion or for dinner on a Wednesday night. It is a place where you need to be functional and match your lifestyle, but it is also expensive to remodel.

When remodeling your kitchen, plan, find ways to save as much money as you can, and even take on some DIY projects. You might find a hidden gem in your living room to add as décor to the kitchen. Or you might find the perfect tile at a secondhand shop that gives the kitchen a unique look.

Set a Budget and Stick to It

The most important aspect of any kitchen renovation budget is the planning involved. Kitchen renovations can be expensive, so setting up a budget that clearly outlines how much you will be spending is important. Additionally, the planning should also involve how long it will take. Not to mention, try to factor in how much the value will increase once the renovation is done. Astaneh Construction can help. Any renovation must add value to your home’s market value. However, if you are not planning to sell your home 12 to 24 months after remodeling, try to focus on making changes that fulfill your wants and needs.  

Decide Where You’ll Stay

Since the kitchen is a place that families use every day, you need to plan for a temporary kitchen or if you will be staying somewhere else. Usually, it is much easier to keep the kids away from construction by going to a hotel. However, if you do not have the budget for it, a temporary kitchen and factoring in eating out is an important aspects to account for in your budget.

Plan for Surprises

With any home, renovation comes unexpected spending. A home renovation, especially in an older home, may lead to surprises like problematic wiring or water infiltration. Therefore, it is important that you set aside 20 percent of your budget for any issues that may arise. Additionally, labor will take between 20 to 35 percent of your project costs. For a kitchen renovation, costs should take 35 percent for cabinets, 20 percent for labor, 20 percent for appliances, 10 percent for windows, 8 percent for fixtures and fitting, and 7 percent for others.

Pick Your Priorities

When you are planning your kitchen remodel, you need to truly evaluate your priorities so you do not waste your money and time. If you answer the following questions, you should be able to cover all your needs when considering your priorities:

  •   What is the feature or features that you need the most in the kitchen?
  •   Will you be selling your home soon?
  •   Do you need a different layout?
  •   Can something be done later?
  •   Do plumbing and electrical need any changing?
  •   Do you need to change the flooring?

If you live in the Toronto area, Astaneh Construction can help you renovate your kitchen. We offer one of the best kitchen renovation solutions. Additionally, we provide a complete solution to convert your kitchen to fit your wants and needs. Our main focus is to use part of your kitchen and make sure that it is designed to your liking. If you want to learn more about our services, Click here to get more information.

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