Now that you know what your priorities are in your kitchen remodel, and what would be nice to have, create an initial budget. The cost of a kitchen remodel depends on the size of the space, the quality of the materials, and whether you change the layout of the room.
According to Home Advisor, a good rule of thumb is to spend between 10 and 15% of your home value on your kitchen renovation. Some additional steps to take to get a more accurate budget include researching materials and working with a Professional Designer.
Do Some Research
This is the fun part – visit sites like Pinterest and Houzz to find out what materials and options are available and how much they cost. This way you can balance costs across categories. For example, if you really want custom cabinetry, invest your money there, but choose a less expensive flooring or counter top option.
Bring in a Pro
An experienced kitchen designer can save you time and money by heading off potential problems. Kitchen planners know all the tricks: how to maximize storage, smart substitutions for high-end materials, even the best local sources for your job.
But where kitchen designers really excel is their space-planning expertise. At Cabinets of the Desert, we schedule an interview in your kitchen with our Master Certified Kitchen Designer to get an idea how you actually use the space and what is and isn’t working.
Some homeowners avoid kitchen designers out of a desire to save money, but a few hours with a kitchen designer can spell the difference between a purely cosmetic makeover and making actual functional improvements to the space you use in your home every day.