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Budgeting for a kitchen remodeling project

Budgeting for your kitchen remodeling in Pittsburgh, or any other city, is an important first step in your renovation project. In fact, you can’t do much else until you establish your budget. Here are some tips on how to save money quickly, regardless of the size or scope of the remodeling project.

     *     Decide on a budget: You need to know how much you can afford for a kitchen makeover. The costs can run anywhere from a few thousand to almost six figures, depending on what you want to be done. Don’t forget to factor in extras like having to eat out.

     *     Know what renovations you want to be done: Do you just want the cupboards and walls painted? Or do you want an entire makeover that involves changing out appliances, adding storage space, and rearranging the flow. Be very clear on what you want, and be realistic about how long it will take and how much it will cost.

     *     What are your short term and long term goals: Are you remodeling in order to add value to your home so you can sell it? Or do you just want an updated look for you and your family to enjoy? Your design choices, and thus your budget, will reflect your overall goals.

     *     Stop eating out: If you want to save money to pay for your new kitchen, you’ll need to give up some luxuries, at least for now. Try cutting down on the number of times you eat out in a month.

     *     Put money aside for each pay: Put a percentage of your pay away each payday so you can build up your remodeling fund. If that task seems too daunting, or you think it will take too long, consider getting a line of credit or a home improvement loan from your bank.

Contact us today to get more information on your kitchen remodeling project.