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How to Create a Budget for Kitchen Remodeling

Kitchen remodeling is a project that can potentially exceed your budget very quickly. One way to keep the project from going out of control is to create a budget for your new kitchen. If you are on a tight budget, then planning is key. Here is how to do that.

Determine your starting point

To start, you need to determine the current state in which you are in with your kitchen in terms of finances and what has already been done in the remodeling process. Write down everything that needs to be accomplished in the way of remodeling, and research the price for each item down to a tee. If possible, do some comparison pricing between a few different shops. This will help you determine what you can accomplish now and what may need to be planned out later as things slowly become accomplished over time.



Determine your needs

After determining what is needed in terms of kitchen remodeling, you need to determine how much it will cost. The best way to do this is by taking a look at similar homes in your area that have recently sold and what changes they made that increased the price. This can give you an idea of whether or not your budget is too high or too low; if the average kitchen remodels in your area costs $9,000 and you want to spend $4,000 on the kitchen remodeling project, then you may be taking a risk of not getting everything that you you want. However, if the average cost is $30,000 and you plan on spending $32,000 some things may need to be removed or reevaluated to stay within budget.



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Find out your limits

After you have a good idea of what you need and want in your kitchen, you should take a look at how much money you can spend on the project and not put yourself in financial hardship. This is especially true if there are other major expenses such as an upcoming wedding, the purchase of a home, or other things.



Take out the existing appliances and cabinets

Before you start working on your kitchen to remodel it, you should remove any appliances that are currently there as well as take off the current cabinets. This ensures that you have space for new ones to be installed without having any extra items to take into consideration.



Draw out the total square footage of your kitchen

Kitchens are measured differently than other rooms because they contain cabinets and appliances, which can make up a good portion of the room itself. Once you have started measuring out your current space, note down all of the appliance dimensions as well since these will need to fit in the new kitchen as well.



Draft a renovation plan 

You should work with experts to create a detailed plan of what needs to be done for your kitchen remodeling to go accordingly. Take into account important aspects such as appliances, cabinets, countertops, and more to get an accurate budget.

Use every possible tool you have to get the more accurate plan. For example, contact Nelson Cabinetry’s experts for a free consultation at info@nelsonkb.com. You can also use a free online 3D kitchen design software for creating your dream kitchen. And don’t forget the best option for estimating your budget, our budget calculator. With these steps, you won’t miss any details!


Consider the costs of materials and subcontractors

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, you must consider not only the cost of labor but also materials (new cabinets, countertops, appliances), design (lighting, flooring), demolition (returning walls to their original state or new layouts), and the consequences of the remodeling process (increased energy costs) on your budget. 

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Keep track of what you are spending

By keeping an accurate record of what you are spending throughout the project, you will be able to avoid overspending on your kitchen remodeling project. This way, you can stay within budget and know when it is time to stop purchasing materials or working on the space to avoid going over budget.


Kitchen remodeling can be a very exciting undertaking that has the potential to change your home for the better. However, it is important to remember that sticking to a budget can be very important and will help ensure that your remodeling project goes according to plan.


By following these tips and tricks, you should be able to stick within (and even better) your kitchen remodeling budget.



If you have any questions or need more information about the kitchen remodeling budget, feel free to contact us at info@nelsonkb.com or call us at 832-998-6598. We’ll be glad to help and be a part of your journey!


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