7 Ways To Keep Your Remodeling Project Under Budget

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7 Ways To Keep Your Remodeling Project Under Budget

If you’ve been putting off a home or room remodel out of fear you’ll blow your budget halfway into the project, you’re not alone. The estimate keeps increasing, and the project takes twice as long as forecasted.

Homeowners are cautious about remodeling their homes for many reasons, but don’t worry! We’ve got some ideas to help you find cost savings from the inception of your project to the final brushstroke.

1. Maximize Functionality

One of the best ways to keep your remodeling project under budget is by changing the functionality of a room. Instead of increasing the size of your space, focus on making cost-friendly updates:

  • Reorganize the layout: Experiment with different layouts to optimize the flow and make the most of the space.
  • Declutter: Consider donating or selling items that are no longer needed or used.
  • Add storage: Add cabinets and built-in shelving, or even remodel your closet! Utilizing vertical space can be especially helpful in smaller rooms.
  • Paint or wallpaper: Consider using a light, neutral color to make the room feel brighter and more open, or add some excitement with bold wallpaper for an entire room — or even just an accent wall.
  • Upgrade lighting: Try task lighting or installing dimmer switches to create a more versatile space.
  • Incorporate multipurpose furniture: Furniture that serves multiple functions, such as a storage ottoman or a sofa bed, can be a great way to make the most of a small space.
  • Create a focal point: Adding a focal point to a room, such as a piece of art or a statement piece of furniture, can draw the eye and create a sense of balance and harmony.

2. Donate Your Old Fixtures and Materials

Another way to keep your remodeling project under budget is by donating your old fixtures and materials. It will cost more to dump than to donate them, and many organizations would be grateful for your donation. For example, you can donate old countertops, sinks, and other materials to charitable organizations.

3. Obtain Necessary Permits

Before you begin your remodeling project, make sure you obtain all the necessary permits. Not only will this ensure that your project is done to code, but it will also help you avoid costly fines and delays. Some permits you need to obtain are building/construction, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and demolition.

4. Consider Cabinet Refacing

If you’re remodeling your kitchen, consider cabinet refacing instead of replacing your cabinets. This cost-effective solution will give your kitchen a fresh, updated look.

5. Don’t Move Your Plumbing

If you’re remodeling your bathroom or kitchen, consider keeping your toilets and sinks where they are. Moving plumbing can be expensive and time-consuming, adding to your overall costs.

6. Install Your Countertops and Cabinets

Installing your countertops and cabinets is another way to keep your remodeling project under budget. Doing this can save money on labor costs and still get the look you want. 

7. Carefully Plan Your Renovation

Finally, be sure to plan your renovation carefully. Fall and winter are the cheapest times to plan your renovation; by carefully planning your project, you can keep your costs under control.

Stick to Your Budget with Help from The Kitchen Master

Keeping costs in check during a remodeling project can be a challenge, but with the help of The Kitchen Master, you can achieve the look you want while keeping your budget in control. With our Master Plan Process, we’ll help you stay within your budget.

If you’re in the Chicagoland Area and are looking for help with your remodeling project, call 630-369-0500 or contact The Kitchen Master online today. 

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