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How to Make a Kitchen Makeover Budget

Are you dreaming of a beautiful, brand-new kitchen but dread the cost? Don’t worry, you can get a gorgeous kitchen without breaking the bank! So you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen. Now comes the hard part. How much is it going to cost, and what kind of budget should you have? In this blog post, we will share some tips and tricks to help you save money on your kitchen makeover. We’ll also show you how to choose high-quality cabinets that will last for years without spending a fortune. So whether you’re renovating on a budget or want to get the most for your money, read on for some great tips!


Kitchen remodel estimate
Kitchen remodel estimate


How Much Is It Going to Cost?

The cost of your kitchen’s face-lift depends on where you live and how extensive the remodel will be. Remodelling a kitchen can significantly increase a home’s value, so it’s usually a wise investment. According to HomeGuide.com, the average cost of a kitchen remodel is about $100-$150 per square foot. The Home Depot website states that homeowners can expect to pay anywhere from $20,000 for a minor remodel, which involves small upgrades without changes to the existing configuration, to around $62,000 for a major remodel which includes new appliances, cabinets, and countertops.


For remodels that bring in state-of-the-art appliances, specialized lighting, and custom cabinets and counters, the cost can be upwards of $100,000. For a set of 10 x 10 kitchen cabinets at Nelson Cabinetry, the average cost is about $2150 + $399 for shipping. Given that cabinets make up most of the cost for a kitchen remodel (see below), you are in for some major savings when ordering from us online. The price is a real deal, but the quality is where Nelson Cabinetry is an industry leader with high-end cabinetry options.

The Different Parts of the Budget

Once you have an idea of how much your kitchen remodel will cost, it’s time to start planning your budget. There are four main parts to a kitchen makeover budget:

Appliances: This includes things like refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, and microwaves. If you’re buying new appliances, be sure to factor in the cost of installation.

Cabinets: This is usually the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel. If you’re buying new cabinets, be sure to factor in the cost of installation.

Countertops: This includes things like laminate, marble, granite, and other materials.

Flooring: This can be anything from tile to hardwood to laminate.


Cabinets usually cost the most, followed by appliances, countertops, and then flooring. Be sure to factor in the cost of installation for all of these items as well. When budgeting for your kitchen makeover, it’s also important to consider the cost of materials, labor, and permits.


Additional major components of a kitchen remodel budget are: ventilation, windows and doors, ceilings and walls, and plumbing. Most budgets allocate the remaining amounts to design and miscellaneous costs.

Cabinets and hardware:

As mentioned, this makes up the lion’s share of any kitchen remodelling budget, anywhere from 15%-25%. For minor remodels, it’s possible to resurface existing cabinets or replace them with ready-to-install units. For a more comprehensive remodel, the average cost of 10×10 new kitchen cabinets starts from $3,000+ for stock cabinets to $18,000+ for custom cabinets.


This is the next major cost, at around 20% for the average remodel. Consumers can significantly reduce labor costs by opting for cabinets that are ready-to-assemble and installing the cabinets themselves.

Choosing High-Quality Cabinets on a Budget

As we mentioned before, cabinets are usually the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to get high-quality cabinets. At Nelson Cabinetry, we offer the perfect sahker cabinets that are both beautiful and affordable. Our shaker kitchen cabinets start at just $2150 for a set of 10 x 10 cabinets, and our shipping is only $399. That’s a real deal!


Nelson Cabinetry is an industry leader when it comes to high-quality cabinetry. We use only the best materials, and our cabinets are built to last. Plus, our team of experts can help you choose the perfect cabinets for your kitchen, whether you’re looking for shaker kitchen cabinets or something else entirely.


When it comes to getting a gorgeous kitchen on a budget, Nelson Cabinetry is your best bet! Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.

Ordering Your Cabinets

When ordering your new kitchen cabinets, be sure to measure the space accurately and order the correct number of cabinets. It’s also important to choose a style that you love and will be happy with for years to come. Nelson Cabinetry offers a classic shaker style, so you’re sure to find the perfect cabinets for your kitchen.

Cabinet Tips and Tricks

  • Get the most storage possible: Utilize every nook and cranny with high-quality, functional storage solutions.
  • Mix and match: Use a combination of open shelves, glass-front cabinets, and closed storage to create a unique look.
  • Opt for quality: Choose cabinets that are well-constructed and made from high-quality materials.
  • Look for special features: Add extra functionality with features like built-in spice racks, wine racks, or pull-out drawers.
  • Choose shaker-style cabinets for a classic look that never goes out of style.


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Fixing the Overall Cost Before Deciding On Individual Items

Our advice is to determine the overall amount that you can dedicate to your remodel before starting to pick out the items for your new kitchen. First, how much can you reasonably afford? After you settle on an amount that is feasible for you, consider how long you’ll be staying in your home. If you’ll possibly move in the next decade, perhaps it’s a better idea to spend a little less on a kitchen remodel. But if you’re planning on keeping the house for years and maybe even generations to come, it’s probably worth it to make a more dramatic renovation.


Once you’ve decided what the global budget is, set aside a contingency fund of around 15% for unexpected costs. It’s entirely possible that as you open up the walls and floors, you’ll encounter some unexpected issues that need your attention. With this extra amount in reserve, these surprises will be less of a problem because you’ll have an amount set aside to deal with them.


Next, decide what’s most important to you in your remodel. Have you been dreaming of a kitchen island with a sink and dishwasher? Elegant, classic shaker cabinets from floor to ceiling? Whether you want to design a kitchen on a budget or splurge on luxury custom kitchen cabinets, you can start by determining how much the centerpieces of your new kitchen are going to cost. When you consider the cost in terms of your overall budget, determine whether you’ll still have enough for all the other features that you’ll be adding on later.


As you fine-tune your budget, be sure to shop around and ensure you’re getting the best quality for the best price. At Nelson Cabinetry, we offer premium white and gray shaker cabinets at wholesale prices and offer financing through our partner, Klarna. We also match prices, with discounts for members of the military plus holiday promotions and period sales.


Most importantly, stick to the original budget that you decided on and work within its limits. It’s not a good idea to change course in the middle of a project, since you set the budget price for a reason.



Tips for Saving Money on Your Kitchen Makeover

Now that you know what goes into a kitchen makeover budget, here are some tips for saving money:

  • Do it yourself: If you’re handy, you can save a lot of money by doing some of the work yourself. For example, you can install your own cabinets, countertops, and flooring.
  • Shop around: Don’t just go with the first contractor or supplier you find. Get multiple quotes to ensure you’re getting the best price.
  • Stay organized: Keep track of your budget and make sure you don’t overspend.
  • Use coupons and discounts: Take advantage of sales and discounts whenever possible.


Ready to start planning your kitchen makeover? Use our cost calculator to get an estimate of the cost of your new cabinets, and be sure to check out our blog for more tips and tricks on budgeting for your kitchen remodel!

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