If you are planning on remodeling your kitchen, you may be focused on finding pictures of the perfect cabinetry, countertop, or appliances but have you considered how much this will cost, or how you will fund your project?
No matter how much planning goes into your project, you must allow for contingency during a kitchen renovation. There are always surprises when remodeling, especially in an older home. Big culprits are problems with electrical wiring or plumbing that can only be discovered once you begin looking underneath the surface.
First, figure out how much you can afford. Set your budget and stick to it by limiting the scope or choosing materials that fit your budget. Spend money on the important things, but look at where you can save on costs to stay within your chosen budget.
How long do you plan to stay in your house? If you plan to sell within five years, then view your renovation as an investment and only spend what you plan to get back when you sell. If you plan to stay in the home longer, then do a remodel that will enhance your family life.
A kitchen renovation is an exciting project that can make a huge difference in your home and quality of life. Make it a positive experience by considering your requirements and priorities, researching the costs and setting a budget, and then sticking to your plan! Give McHenry Remodeling a call today to schedule your free estimate! 541-926-5903