How to Get the Most Out of Your Kitchen Remodel

Whether cooking for your family or entertaining your friends, the kitchen is a gathering place in your home. So, of course, you want to ensure that it’s functioning at its highest and looking the best that it can.

But remodeling your kitchen can be a huge undertaking. If you undergo a significant renovation, it can mean a lot of decisions and a considerable investment. How can you make these two work best for you?

Getting the most out of your kitchen remodel means being strategic about all the materials you choose to get the most return on your investment.

Set a Budget and Stick To It

Kitchen remodels can quickly get more expensive if you aren’t paying attention. It’s essential to set a renovation budget you’re comfortable with and stick to it as best as possible.

However, it’s also important to know that kitchen remodels have unexpected costs. Consider setting aside a portion of the budget for incidentals and contingencies if you have to address an unplanned project.

It’s essential to factor in unexpected expenses by setting aside a contingency fund to account for unforeseen circumstances or changes in scope. Prioritize your needs versus wants and make trade-offs accordingly. To stay on track, create a detailed budget spreadsheet that tracks expenses and monitors progress throughout the project. Regularly review and reassess your budget to ensure you’re staying within your financial limits. Finally, be disciplined and committed to sticking to your budget, avoiding unnecessary expenses or temptations that may arise during the process. By setting a budget and diligently managing your finances, you can ensure better financial stability and achieve your desired goals within your means.

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Choose a Splurge Item

Pick one item in your kitchen that you’re willing to splurge on. That might be tile for the backsplash or an espresso machine for your coffee bar. That one item will make your kitchen feel personalized.

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A splurge also allows you to indulge and choose a luxury item for your kitchen. It can also eliminate the feeling that you’re missing out on something you want. You’ll also be less likely to overspend on other pieces.

Think About Value

When it comes to a kitchen remodel, you want to add value to your space. Consider features and finishes that add the most value, especially if you plan to sell the house.

Features like neutral-colored cabinets, a kitchen island, and stone countertops can make your kitchen look beautiful and provide a good investment return.

Personalization is Key

That being said, you can design your kitchen to cater to future potential buyers. Make sure to choose details that are personalized to your tastes and lifestyle. After all, you will work in the kitchen, so it should work for you.

Don’t Forget About Lighting

Often overlooked in a renovation, lighting is critical to the function of your kitchen. The proper way to light a room is to do it in layers. You want ambient, task and accent lighting all in one room.

A task can look like lighting on the underside of your wall cabinets to give the preparation area on the countertops more light. While ambient lighting often comes in the form of ceiling lights illuminating the space.

Get the Most From Remodeling Your Kitchen

As a center point of your home, your kitchen needs to be as functional as it is beautiful. No matter often or who’s using your kitchen, a kitchen remodel can make it work better for your household’s needs.

But getting the most from remodeling your kitchen can be tricky, especially since it can be a pricey project. There are many decisions to make, but you can get the most from all your floor plan and materials options with the right strategy.

Give your home the transformation it deserves. Contact Tru Builders today to get a quote on your upcoming kitchen remodel.