How to Avoid Surprise Kitchen Renovation Costs
Kitchen renovation costs can quickly escalate when you make poor decisions during the planning phase. Everyone wants to make the most economical decision when they do a renovation, but these may not always be the best investments down the road.
Here are a few things to consider when you’re planning your kitchen renovation:
1. Use high quality hardware
Drawers and cabinet doors are open closed repeatedly for their entire lifespan. The hardware used to open them such as hinges, slides, handles and the material that the drawers and doors are made of will determine the long term usefulness of them.
Use drawers that are made well, avoid those made of particleboard the are stapled together.
2. Install a quality countertop
The countertop of your kitchen is where everything happens. From chopping vegetables, to letting fresh cookies cool, it is the surface used for every meal preparation in your home.
The top recommendation given by experts is an engineered granite countertop. It has the best combination of longevity and resistance to bacteria on the market.
3. Keep it simple
Adding as many little details as possible will quickly escalate costs and take you away from focusing on what really matters: building a quality kitchen that is usable by your family.
Having plaster molding can be nice if you budget for it in advance, but that time and money may be better invested in a bigger oven or more spacious refrigerator.
Don’t lose sight of what’s important when looking at the costs of your kitchen renovation.
If you want to learn more about keeping your kitchen renovation on budget, read how much should my kitchen renovation cost?