Plan and budget

Renovations can get tricky. Anything you consider a small-scale repair can sometimes cost you more. The best way to avoid unforeseeable circumstances is to plan and budget in advance. 

You don’t need to renovate the entire kitchen – you can keep the layout as it is, do some slight modifications to the existing cabinets to make them look new, etc. However, there are some crucial things such as leaking/old pipe or water seepage from the sink that need to be replaced during the renovation process. So planning on what to keep and what to renovate is supremely important. 

You can keep some margin in the budget but make sure the expenses won’t exceed the margin. If things are going out of budget, you can rather postpone the renovation project than overspend. 

Choose the right contractor- 

Renovation is not a cheap affair. Choosing the right contractor is the crucial step in this process. They should be able to guide you on where to spend and where you can save money. Sticking to the budget and timeline is the basic yet vital expectation you should set. It is an added advantage if your contractor has a good connection with vendors and subcontractors. They can strike you a good deal on many things. 

Concentrate on the details- 

Renovation can get overwhelming. It is just the thought of changing an entire space and the expenses involved. You can make it less complicated by concentrating on the details. 

Here are a few examples, 

1. Don’t change the entire cabinetry – you can simply paint them or change the surface/replace doors. 

2. If the kitchen space is something that you’re struggling with – add open shelves. 

3. Paint the hardware with modern, contemporary color. 

4. Go thrifting – from appliances to antique decors, you can find treasures when you opt for thrifting. If you have time, thrifting is a money-saving option to add some details to your kitchen.