Ways to Keep from Going Over Budget When Planning a Kitchen Remodel

Planning a kitchen remodel can be extremely overwhelming and time consuming, which is why it’s always important to partner with a reputable general contractor like Prince & Sons who will help you along the way. One of the first questions we ask when starting a kitchen remodel is, “what’s your budget”? A lot of folks like to keep this information close to the chest but we don’t ask because we want to price the job to the highest range of your budget, rather we want to make sure that we’re steering you towards options that will fit within your price range. It’s much easier and quicker to have a number to work towards and having the information avoids a lot of back and forth between the client and contractor. In this blog we’re going to highlight some of the “unavoidables” that will go into any kitchen renovation, no matter how large or small your budget. We will also touch on a few tips that will help keep costs down during your remodel.

Requirements for any Kitchen Renovation

The following items are inevitable expenses that you will be faced with when remodeling a kitchen of any size. While you can choose different grades of the materials listed below, they all still must be factored into your budget.

  • Kitchen Cabinetry
  • Countertops
  • Electrical
  • Sheetrock & Paint
  • Plumbing 
  • Flooring
  • Building Permits

Bells and Whistles That Can Really Bust Your Budget

Below are a few areas where you can further customize your kitchen. While these additional options and finishes will undoubtedly make for a wonderful finished product, they cost and thus could put your budget over that target threshold. 

  • Fixed Island or Extra Work Space
  • Cabinet Upgrades like organizers and soft close features
  • Relocating any Plumbing or Appliances
  • Removing Walls
  • Accent lighting 
  • Custom Tile work
  • Upgrading your countertop material

How to Keep Your Kitchen Renovation As Budget Friendly As Possible

If you hire a licensed professional to complete your kitchen renovation, your project is likely going to start in the neighborhood of $40,000. In today’s construction climate with rising supply costs changing everyday, it could possibly be more! If you’re looking to keep your kitchen remodel costs as low as possible, below are a few design choices that will help you to keep your costs in check:

  • Choose Level 1 Granite and reconsider expensive surfaces like quartz
  • Reinstall Old Appliances
  • Keep Same General Footprint
  • Don’t Take Any Walls Down
  • Keep electrical amenities to a minimum

Ready To Discuss a Kitchen Renovation?

We hope this information has helped you to better understand how to formulate a realistic kitchen renovation budget. If you still have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us by phone at 919-383-0888. You can also fill out our online intake form which will allow you to input some of your renovation ideas so that we can get a better sense of what you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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