Kitchen renovation on a budget

Sunday, 19th September 2021

Kitchen renovations can add value to your home and make a great return on investment, and it's not something you need to do just before you look to sell your home. Kitchen renovations can be planned, used, enjoyed and used as the USP when selling your home in the future. 

Lets look at some of the key points to planning a kitchen renovation.

 

1. Budget, knowing how much to spend.

Seems like an obvious question, but there are many things to consider. The kitchen itself is just one of the costs involved when making this kind of renovation. Other things that might need consideration could include:

Will, there be any building or structural works required?

New kitchens may require the electrical installation to be upgraded or changed to compensate for additional demand from appliances, additionally new electrical works may require the distribution board to be upgraded.

Additional tradespersons that might need to be involved such as plasterers, electricians, builders, plumbers, tilers and decorators

Working out a total budget for the renovation then considering if it's feasible for a major upscale or a cosmetic upgrade!

2. Decide on the must-haves

Deciding where and how to spend your hard-earned money is important before undertaking any renovation works in the home. Do you want to have ultra-energy-efficient appliances? a jaw-dropping sized oven and hob? an island with an integrated sink that requires structural changes to the house?

Working out a list of the must-haves will help determine how much or little to spend on the various parts of the renovation. Working out which parts may need compromise. 

3. Quotations

Finding the correct tradesperson for the job is key to getting a seamless project completed, especially when undertaking Kitchen renovations. These types of projects may require multiple trades, finding a tradesperson who can organise and complete all the different aspects of the project will make life easier and less stressful than project managing it yourself. When arranging quotations it's important to clarify exactly what's included exactly e.g. materials, labour and supplies and will the price include the costs of the other trades persons that may need to be involved and their materials, labour and suplies? 

An approved tradesperson will always be happy to provide a detailed breakdown of costs.