Biggest Budget Mistakes in Kitchen Remodeling

Remodeling a kitchen is a big task, and if you’ve never done it before, it’s good to know what sort of problems people run into along the way. Remodeling mistakes can be costly, wasting both time and money. Nothing is worse than getting started on a remodeling project, then not having the money or means to finish the project. There’s no replacement for experience and training when it comes to remodeling, but knowing some of the obstacles you might face can help you prepare. So here are a few of the biggest mistakes people make when remodeling their kitchens.

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Budgeting Mistakes

When making your budget, make sure you have backup choices and factor that into the price. You have to budget before you buy, and not everything is guaranteed to be available by the time you move to that step. The prices may also change by the time you’re ready to make the purchase. Assume that everything is going to cost just a little more than it does—because it might. And don’t forget to factor in shipping/delivery cost if you’re not picking up the materials yourself. If you’re renting a truck to pick up the materials, that’s another cost that needs to be in the budget.

You also need to budget for mistakes and mishaps. Sometimes when trying to fix things, you make more problems. If you accidentally flood your house, put a hole in the wall or ruin some of the new countertop you bought; there needs to be space in the budget for that.

If you’re designing this kitchen in a new home as opposed to just remodeling an old home, make sure to purchase the essentials first. You could have your beautiful new countertops and top-of-the-line sink installed when you have an unrelated financial emergency that cuts into your remodel budget. You don’t want to be left without a fridge or an oven for the next six months while you financially recover.

If you want help planning and executing your kitchen remodel to make sure it goes smoothly, stays in budget, and gets done at a professional quality, call CAPS Kitchen and Bath today so we can get started!