Before starting kitchen remodel project, the important thing need to be prepared is the budget. This project may be charged from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. You can do something without break your bank account, but that depends on the project, whether big or small. Don’t forget about additional costs such as fixtures, mechanical or labor.
Your kitchen remodel cost can suddenly increase because certain things and this called as unexpected costs. How to estimate the cost of kitchen remodeling?
1. Write down everything on paper. Before starting kitchen remodel, you need to draw a plan and make a target list for items. Both will help you estimate the cost. Many things you need to reconsider. For example, take a look to your cabinet. Do you need to replace it? Cabinet and countertop can be revamped based on taste because you can apply a new style on them. In this case, no need to buy a new one and save your cost.
This thing can be happened to appliances. Do you need to replace them or not? Since these things can cost you a lot, be smart when taking a choice. However, appliances and furniture can be replaced if you have a huge budget. For a small budget, consider buy second-hand.
2. Several homeowners take kitchen remodel as a DIY project, this can save budget. However, if you can do it by yourself, hire a contractor is a nice solution, in this case, you have to prepare an extra cost especially intend hire a reputable contractor. Before hiring one, look for any recommendation from friends or relatives. Make a price comparison between each contractor. Prepare 30% of the total remodeling cost to pay the contractor.
Unexpected costs always come suddenly. Trick out this matter by preparing at least 10% of your budget. Save more cost by relying on yourself and take the kitchen remodel project as a DIY duty. You can do that if only for small renovation. Remember to always stick to your plan! Sudden changes you make give big impact to all, includes the budget.