How to Keep Your Kitchen Renovation Under Budget




Fulfilling the dream of having a gorgeous kitchen can be a major flop if we get lost in the planning. This involves the budget as much as anything else. To help you make smarter decisions, we are going to share some golden tips on how to calculate your budget properly. 


In the kitchen design world, you can find anything from affordable to mega expensive. This fact makes a huge difference to most of people and even if your budget is limitless, you should know where your money is going. Whether you’re minutes away from buying kitchen cabinets or you’re planning to in the long run, let’s go through the basics of kitchen budgeting.


What is known as the 10×10 kitchen model plays a major role in this process. If you’ve ever wondered what this means, here is a simple explanation.



10×10 kitchen definition


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A really simple and short definition of a 10×10 kitchen is an “L” shaped kitchen that measures 10-foot by 10-foot. This is an industry standard used to determine how many kitchen cabinets you need and how much it will cost. It comes in quite handy when you need to quickly determine the budget for your kitchen renovation.


Theory vs. reality


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In reality, there is a catch because very few kitchens are exatly 10×10. In one study, ABC News estimated that the last time U.S. kitchens approached the fabled 10-by-10-foot size (100 square feet) was back in 1974. At that time, kitchens averaged 150 square feet, but they included whatever in-room dining space the room contained. 


In terms of food preparation and storage space, 100 square feet is quite realistic. We can agree that this tool can be quite useful as a general figure for kitchen dimensions.



An example of 10×10 kitchen at Nelson Cabinetry


Nelson Cabinetry 3D design of a 10×10 kitchen



We’ve selected a combination of kitchen cabinets that includes Shaker-style base, corner and wall cabinets:


W1830 – $118.34

W3030 – $166.03

WDC2430 – $239.26

W1230 – $89.44

W3012 – $102.38

W1830 – $118.34

W3612 – $131.88

B24 – $221.35

SB36 – $213.28

LS36 – $345.86

B18 – $181.58


The kitchen cabinet total is $1,927.74 + $299 shipping which means you could be paying only $2,226.74 for a brand-new 10×10 kitchen. And if you hurry, you can get a 10% discount. For more information please call (832)-998-6598.


How you can benefit


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If you’re in the process of renovation and you’re looking for kitchen cabinets, the 10×10 model can be a useful tool when comparing. For example: if you’re interested to buy a mahogany maple kitchen, this estimate will give you a certain price. To get your money’s worth, make a comparison with similar manufacturer or pick a different style, like a Shaker plywood kitchen. Although 10×10 can’t provide you 100% accuracy, it can help you compare prices and plan your budget accordingly.


If you’re interested in finding out more about kitchen cost estimators, check our quick quote service. All you have to do is count the number of cabinet doors and drawers you have. You can also try our free 3D design and our designers will present realistic images of Shaker-style cabinets in your kitchen.