Let’s continue with part four of your dream kitchen planning process, which is to set a realistic budget for your kitchen remodel project.
Setting a budget for what you want to, and are financially able to spend on your new kitchen is a very important aspect, and should not be overlooked. There are several factors which will affect your budget such as:
- The overall size of your space and how much of that space will be devoted to cabinetry
- The main functions of your kitchen, from cooking to entertaining, home office and more
- Whether or not your kitchen will require an island, either for storage, seating or food prep
- The current condition of the floor, walls and ceiling in your space and if any will require replacing
- The potential for re-locating any key components of your kitchen such as gas, electrical or plumbing
- The extent to which you will take an active role in the installation and finishing of your new kitchen
It is best to do your budgeting before getting too involved in the actual design of your space. This way you can have your budget in mind as you proceed with the design, and will be less likely to go over.
Most important is to go into the process planning to stick to your established budget. If unforeseen circumstances do arise, you can always revise your budget and then continue to move forward.
Your Kitchen Budget – A Breakdown
Obviously there will be many aspects to your new kitchen beyond just the cabinetry itself, and you have to be sure that your budget takes each of those aspects into consideration.
For example, you wouldn’t budget for buying a new car and then not include the wheels, right?
The following chart will give you a good idea as to how much of your overall budget should be set aside for each of the aspects shown. Of course, each segment is adjustable, within reason, but you should try to stick with this breakdown, at least as a budgeting starting point.
Lock In Your Kitchen Budget with Your Kitchen Craft Designer Consultation
Once you’ve come up with some initial kitchen budget numbers, it’s a perfect time to book your consultation with a Kitchen Craft Designer. Their knowledge and experience will help guide you into making the right decisions based on your predetermined budget.
Start by asking your designer to recommend or show you appropriate cabinet styles that will help you adhere to your budget. Look at the options they give you carefully, picturing yourself actually using the space and try to narrow down your choices to only those styles that meet both your style aesthetic as well as your budget.
Be sure to get all of the options you need and want. Even if it means choosing a more affordable door style and/or finish. You don’t want to regret limiting the amount of storage you have after your new kitchen is installed.
Your Kitchen Craft Designer can assist with that as well, suggesting alternate wood species for example, which will look just as amazing in your new kitchen, while saving you money that can be allocated to more important inclusions like perhaps a tall pull-out cabinet loaded with easy-to-reach adjustable storage shelving.
It’s very important to provide accurate measurements to your designer right from the start as they will affect which styles, finishes, storage solutions and embellishments they are able to include in your design, relative to how much you can spend. For more information about accurately measuring your space, read this post:https://kitchencraft.pro/the-kitchen-planning-process-step-3-measure-your-space/
In conclusion, remember that your kitchen remodel budget is a very vital aspect of your overall project scope, especially if you’re planning to do more work on your home beyond just the kitchen, such as a new bathroom, laundry room, or even just some additional cabinetry for storage in the garage.
Keeping these factors top of mind as you develop your final budget will help you in the initial stages, and give you some important peace of mind as you approach the latter stages of your remodel.
Remember that you can rely on the experience and expertise of your Kitchen Craft designer and their extended team to create a kitchen design you will love. Come back for our next post when we will explore the next step in your journey: Kitchen Organization.
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