There’s no doubt a kitchen renovation is an equally exciting and busy time. With so many different things to consider before you get started, it’s so important to ensure you have a set budget to stick to, so you can avoid any unnecessary complications. Of course that’s sometimes easier said than done – which is why we’re here to help you with 5 ways to stay on budget when renovating your kitchen.
1. Write everything down.
To start with, write down a list of your wants and needs for your renovation. Don’t forget to include the things you don’t think you can do without, and ones you’re willing to be flexible on.
Then, once you’ve figured this out, you can start researching kitchen renovation companies that can help you utilise your budget and available space to its full advantage.
Don’t forget to also write down any questions you have for your kitchen designer so you don’t forget during your meeting. Having all the information you need at hand will ensure you aren’t making decisions without knowing the budget consequences.
2. How will you use the space?
This is very important. Are you the entertaining type? Then you’ll need to make sure you have the space for friends (and their drinks). If you’re an aspiring chef, or just love home cooking, then you’ll want to ensure you set aside room in your budget for quality appliances and make sure your kitchen is set up so everything is easily accessible. If you’ve got a growing family, you might need more room than others for storage (plus bench space to get things done). Deciding from the beginning how your kitchen space will be best utilised will lead the design of your new kitchen
3. Choose your colours carefully.
What kind of style are you looking for in your new kitchen? A minimalist, classic look, or something a little more colourful? Whatever colour scheme you go for, make sure to make your decision before you finalise your design.
One thing that can impact your budget is changing your colour choice mid-way through – so make sure you do your research carefully. Try and choose colours and styles that complement your whole home and will be easy to accessorise once the renovation is complete.
If you’re not sure what colours to choose, our highly skilled kitchen designers can make suggestions to help you achieve a design that is not only functional but beautiful too.
4. How long are you planning on using the space?
Is your kitchen renovation something you’re planning to enjoy for many years to come, or is it a way to add extra value to your home before you sell? If it’s the latter, you should try to choose a design that will most appeal to a wide target market, think neutral colours and timeless design. Opting for a more ‘niche’ look if you’re planning to sell soon might put potential buyers off. If you’re planning on using the space for many years to come, make sure you factor in your changing circumstances (such as a growing family) and design your kitchen with these in mind to increase its longevity.
5. Keep your eyes open for a good deal.
When it comes to sticking to a budget, there’s nothing better than enjoying a helping hand via cost savings. That’s where Kitchen Craftsmen can really help! For a limited time, we’re offering a great Special Offer (click to find out more).