How To Do A Seemingly Million Dollar Kitchen Renovation At A Reasonable Price Tag

August 8, 2015 Uncategorized

Market surveys indicate that most homeowners are likely to spend a fortune in order to renovate the kitchen and increase the market value of their homes. In some cases, they report spending more than $50,000 on the kitchen renovation project alone. It is quite understandable to want the best quality in your kitchen renovation, but that price tag is rather high and limiting. You really do not need all that cash in order to renovate your kitchen. There are five basic things that you need to understand in order to save without compromising on the quality of your kitchen renovation.

With the layout, easy does it

You may believe that the reason behind the remodeling is to give your kitchen a whole new look. Well, this is actually right. However, the new look does not require you to completely change the kitchen layout. Changing the overall layout is more expensive since you will have to move important plumbing and electrical items. Moving the sink and the stove will require a lot of money, permits and time. This means that unless you have to, you may want to keep your current layout. If you must, however, consider a simple layout that will not incur extravagant costs. This will require understanding what you really want, and coming up with a mental plan before you speak to a contractor.

Understand your timeline


Also, remember to make arrangements for the custom items that you need since they may take a while before they can be delivered. The last thing you want is to hire contractors to tear your kitchen apart and do the installation, only to find out that you will not be receiving the orders for another 6 weeks or so. Make the purchases early enough to ensure that by the time the contractors start, they will be able to finish on schedule. Your kitchen is an important part of the home, so you cannot afford to drag out the renovation project. This will also save you the extra costs that you may incur in having the contractors working longer than they had anticipated.

Make a work plan and ask for prices from potential contractors

One major cause of the high costs would be your choice of a contractor. With so many options out there, you may want to look for one who will give you what you want, within a reasonable market price range. This means that you will have to plan ahead and decide on the tasks that you need them to handle, before asking around and comparing the prices. You may also find that as you go on, you will discover additional tasks that you need to accomplish. And by the time you settle for a contractor, chances are that you will be having a complete list of tasks and the best bid in terms of the pricing without compromising on quality.

Go shopping, and avoid the big brands

If you let your contractor buy the materials for you, chances are that they will want to rake in some profit from the exercise as well. This means that you will be paying slightly more than you may have to if you buy these materials for yourself. Also, the contractor does not know your budget limitations, and they probably have a particular supplier that they would like to promote. This means that if you need more options and the best available deal, you will have to shop around by yourself. You can ask the contractor for recommendations.

It is also important for you to avoid buying items based on their brand names. Big brands tend to position themselves in the premium category, even when there are smaller brands with the same or even higher quality products. Ask your supplier about the specifics of the items that you need in order to pick something that is classy and durable, and not just a brand name.

Find the best countertop available within your price range

You will realize that in the kitchen, the most noticeable thing is the countertop. Here, your best bet will be granite. A high end granite countertop can cost you as much as $50 per square foot, although you can get a similar one at $20. This means that it is up to you to find the best deal without compromising on the quality finish that you are looking for. Also, you may want to appreciate that the price advertised is not always the entire cost. Ask the retailer or contractor about installation prices to avoid paying over $10 per square foot.

You should not shy away from that remodeling project simply because if you work with the right contractor, your dream kitchen renovation might not be as expensive as you think. If you are planning a custom kitchen renovation in Newmarket, contact us for quality done at a reasonable price tag.

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