How to Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel

Homeowners spend more money on kitchen remodels than on any other home improvement project, and with good reason: kitchens are the hub of home life and a source of pride. A significant portion of kitchen remodel costs may be recovered by the value the project brings to your home.

To maximize your return on investment, we have a few tips to help stay on budget and make smart choices for the long term.

Make a Plan

Planning your kitchen remodel should take more time than the actual construction. If you plan well, the amount of time you’re inconvenienced by construction will be minimized. Plus, you’re more likely to stay on budget.

How much time should you spend planning? The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends at least six months. That way, you won’t be tempted to change your mind during construction, which will inflate construction costs and could hurt your return on investment.

Some tips on planning:

Maintain Your Footprint

Nothing will drive up the cost of a remodel faster than changing the location of plumbing pipes and electrical outlets, and knocking down walls.

This is also where unforeseen problems usually occur.If possible, keep appliances, water fixtures, and walls in the same location. Not only will you save on demolition and reconstruction costs, you’ll cut the amount of dust and debris your project generates.

Don’t Forget Lighting

Lighting can make a world of difference in a kitchen. It can make it look larger and brighter, and help you work safely and efficiently. You should have two types of lighting in your kitchen:

Add Functional Storage

If you’re sticking with the same footprint, here are a couple of ideas to add more storage:

Maintain Clear Communication

Establishing a good rapport with your project manager or construction team is essential for staying on time and budget. To keep your project moving smoothly:

Ready to remodel your kitchen? Give The Chuba Company a call today.

At The Chuba Company, our dedication to service, attention to detail and use of top quality products ensures that we will be your trusted partner throughout the home renovation process. Contact us to talk about your kitchen remodel ideas or for an estimate! Be sure to follow Chuba on Facebook, Pinterest, and Houzz to see our latest work, and to get ideas, tips and inspiration.