As you start planning for your kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling project, it is essential that you consider your budget and understand what you should prioritize during your home improvement. As remodeling industry experts, we at Incredible Kitchens and Baths have the following suggestions to help guide you as you budget for your renovation.
Needs vs. Wants
Start by listing off your true needs vs. wants, and then prioritize them. If you aren’t sure what to prioritize, an experienced contractor can walk through and help you make some of those basic decisions. For example, we can tell if your cabinets are structurally sound and you can save by painting them and changing the countertops. Or we might help point out that your appliances have a few more years in them and rather than replacing them, you could replace your flooring or lighting. Once you have established what truly needs to be done, you can sit down and establish a realistic budget. Your contractor can also help you understand how much you need to add on for labor costs, usually 20-30 per cent of your project cost.
Shop within Your Budget
Now that you understand your finances, you can start shopping around for materials, fixtures, and finishes. You can save money by watching the sales flyers or looking online for bargains. That being said, buyer beware when it comes to purchasing big-ticket items for your kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel sight unseen. In the case of Incredible Kitchens and Baths, we’ll accompany you to your favorite local home improvement store to help select the best materials for your project.
At Incredible Kitchens and Baths, we respect that each of our home remodeling customers will have different budget constraints, and we’ll work with you to create the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams within your means. Contact us today at (765) 437-1038 to learn more about our home-improvement services in Indianapolis, Fishers, Westfield, Carmel, Noblesville, Kokomo, and Peru, Indiana, or request a consultation online.