After months of looking at your kitchen every morning and telling yourself you’re going to remodel, you’ve finally decided to make the jump. New appliances, different cabinets, heck, you might even pull up that old flooring!
Hold on though, before you go swinging that sledgehammer, it’s best to have a game plan in place, especially when it comes to your budget.
Having a predetermined budget helps you stay on track and keeps you from breaking the bank on unnecessary expenses. Once you’ve got your budget set, it’s time to get the most out of it. With deals, planning ahead, and a little DIY work, you can get everything done without going over.
What’s at The Top of Your List?
What’s the reason behind this remodel? Are your faucets leaking? Is the finish on your cabinets starting to chip? Maybe your oven has seen better days and you’re thinking about upgrading to a 36” ZLINE Dual Fuel Range .
Take some time and write out all the things you want to accomplish with this remodel, and then prioritize them from most important to least. This will help you allocate the right amount of money to each project.
You would hate to spend too much of your budget on paint, only to realize you’d rather have spent the money on that brand new range.
Touch Up Instead of Replacing
You haven’t been a fan of the cabinets in your kitchen since the day you bought the house, the early 2000’s wood finish just doesn’t go with the overall modern look that you want. Sure, you could tear them all down and replace them, but is it worth the amount of money it will take out of your budget?
For some people, the answer will be yes, but for others, sanding and a new coat of paint would be more than enough. Take a look at the projects in your remodel, and think about what can be touched up instead. Painting your cabinets and replacing the hardware can easily have them looking brand new! Now you can use the money you had set away for your cabinets on that new Microwave Wall Oven that has been catching your eye.
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How Will This Project Get Done?
Congrats on purchasing that 24” Dishwasher . The classic stainless steel finish is going to look great in your new kitchen! How do you plan on installing it? A professional, or by yourself? When budgeting for a kitchen remodel, always keep labor in mind. Both choices come with perks and disadvantages.
Having professional help with your kitchen remodel is great when you need a pro. It’s quite likely they’ve done projects like this more than a few times, and if you don’t have the manpower to do things like this on your own, it’s a great way to take some of the workload out of your hands. But just be prepared to spend some extra money on their services.
In the modern era, more and more people are taking on home projects by themselves. You can easily get that dishwasher installed by yourself if you’re up to the challenge. The internet is full of helpful how-tos and you can easily find a YouTube video, like this one from Appliance Educator, that will walk you through exactly what needs to be done.
If it fits your budget, you can always take a hybrid route with your labor, take on projects you feel comfortable doing, and save some of your budget for paying a professional for the bigger things you’re less certain about.
Find The Best Deals!
With some patience and research, you can snag great deals on everything you need for your remodel, from cabinets to flooring, to even your appliances. Many retailers have sales periodically that can drastically reduce how much your spending, and that includes us!
Here at The Range Hood Store, we strive to give our customers the best deals possible. Be sure to check out our Sales Page to grab savings on clearance items, best sellers, and holiday deals. Think about how happy you’ll be when you get the Range of your dreams at 25% off.
Kitchen remodels can be a big project, but the results are always so rewarding. No matter how big or small your budget ends up being, know that you can get your appliances from us here at The Range Hood Store. We’ve got great deals on the professional kitchen essentials including Dishwashers, Ranges, and much more! If you ever need assistance, we’re here to help! Our team is ready to help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams.