Posted February 28th 2013
The best way of keeping your budget and manage the cost of your kitchen remodeling is NOT to manage the cost during the remodeling of your kitchen.
Think about it for a second, if deep though, advance planing and budgeting will be done before the beginning of the kitchen remodeling, there will be no surprises and no mistakes to pay for and when i say to pay for is not just money is also time wasted and worries.
I know i ask a lot here but when you choose your contractor, trust him, he is the doctor of your remodeling, he has a plan and you will need to be involved with that plan and brainstorm any idea that float and any possibility.
Get your family involve
Look around your old kitchen, think what will you do that will make the new kitchen more friendly. How will it serve your family? will breaking wall or changing the layout will do? This will be the first step for you, well, the second after choosing your contractor.
At this stage, try not to overwhelm yourself with style, design or colors, that will be next. Step by step. Discuss your thoughts will all the family member, well not the one year old, ask them for their point of views, have them even make a list of ideas, ask them and yourself about yours and their friend’s kitchens, is there something you saw at other places or magazine that will benefit you all? When you will find the right answer, you will know, you will see it and feel good about it.
Remodeling your kitchen, with the right planing should and will be fun with minimal mistakes and lets not forget…keeping in budget!!