It’s an exciting time when you decide to take the plunge and go ahead with your long-awaited kitchen renovations – finally, you’ll have a functional space that fits with your lifestyle! Before you go ahead and start choosing splashbacks and benchtops, you do need to sort out the practical side of the costs involved. Today, we’ll be taking a look at how you can ensure you get the renovations you want while staying within your budget.

Set your Budget

This may seem obvious, but a lot of people start planning their kitchen and choosing materials without thinking too much about how much they want to spend. Before you begin your project, think about how much you can realistically afford, and then stick to your budget throughout the design process. It’s also important to take the long view with regard to how much you’re willing to spend. For example, if you’re planning to stay in your home long term, then it may be worth saving up for that dream kitchen which will last the distance.

Speak with a Designer

Once you’ve decided on your budget, speak with a kitchen designer about what you’re planning for your renovations so they can give expert advice as to what can be achieved within your cost constraints. They have the design knowledge to help achieve a stunning result while overseeing the project to ensure that you’re not overspending.

Decide on Splurge Items

While it’s important that you stick to your budget, you also need to be happy with your finished kitchen. Think about features in the kitchen that you want to spend money on and factor these in. For example, splurging on a natural stone benchtop can lift the look of the whole space, or you may want new appliances to make for easy entertaining in your new kitchen. Your kitchen designer can help you decide where you should be spending your money for maximum impact.

Factor in Unexpected Costs

It’s important to be aware that sometimes additional expenses can crop up during a kitchen renovation. For example, you may need to bring in extra tradespeople to help with plumbing or wiring issues, or unexpected damage may occur when removing your old kitchen, incurring extra costs.

The Maker are WA’s most awarded kitchen designer and manufacturer, and we have extensive experience in delivering stunning customised kitchens. Our designers will meet with you and help turn your ideas into a reality so you’re left with a luxury kitchen which fits your budget. Nothing is overlooked during the design and manufacturing process as we incorporate unique design features into the finished product.

For customised kitchen renovations in Perth, contact The Maker today on 1300 270 000.

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