If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen, then it is very wise to plan your budget before you do so. When you are planning your kitchen remodel budget, then there are a number of factors that you must consider. For example:
The size of your kitchen is going to have a major impact on the budget that you will need to remodel it. In general, large kitchens cost the most to remodel and small kitchens cost the least. An average-sized kitchen usually costs around 28,000 Canadian dollars, with large kitchens costing 10 to 20 thousand dollars more and smaller kitchens costing ten to 15 thousand dollars less. So, make sure you take the size of your kitchen into consideration.
Quality of Materials
It should go without saying that if you want to use the highest quality materials, then you are going to have to pay more money to complete your kitchen remodel. For example, finer materials such as granite, Carrera marble and concrete are significantly more expensive than cheaper materials such as ceramic tile and laminate. If you are looking to reduce your budget as much as possible, then you should go with laminate. Thirty feet of laminate countertop costs around 2,100 Canadian dollars. However, thirty feet of granite slab countertop costs around 5949 Canadian dollars.
Whether or not you Change the Layout of your Kitchen
If you are just replacing the countertops and the cabinets, then it is not going to cost you anywhere near as much as it will if you are altering the entire layout of your kitchen. For example, if you are knocking down walls, creating an island in your kitchen, moving the cabinets to another side of the room, etc., it could cost you thousands or tens of thousands of dollars more than it would if you weren’t going to do these things.
The Type of Cabinets you Choose
Cabinets come in many different styles and materials. Different styles of cabinets come with very different price tags. If you choose to go with one of the more expensive styles of kitchen cabinets, then you will most likely end up paying thousands of dollars extra. Inset kitchen cabinets tend to be very expensive. Cabinets made out of walnut wood, and exotic woods such as sycamore are also more expensive. Cabinets made with more common trees such as maple or oak are generally less expensive.
If you are looking to keep your kitchen remodel budget down, then it is very helpful if you have a smaller-sized kitchen. However, if you don’t, then you can save money by using cheaper materials, not completely redoing the layout of your kitchen, and choosing cabinets that are made out of cheaper wood, and which are not the most expensive styles. You can discuss your budget with your contractor or remodeling company and ask them how to keep the remodel under your budget.
If you have any questions about kitchen remodels or remodeling budgets, please feel free to call us at 780-997-0909.