• Kitchen_Remodel_des_moinesKitchen remodeling is one of the guaranteed ways of giving your home a new touch of class and elegance. Just like with any other home remodeling project, you need to set a realistic budget to avoid plunging yourself into financial trouble.


    The kitchen remodeling style should be in line with your personal taste and preferences as well as the architectural design of your home which can be achieve with such a budget.


    Here are some tips on how to create a comprehensive budget for kitchen remodel.


    Picking the Size of your Kitchen Remodelkitchen_Des_Moines.jpg

    The architectural design of your home has a direct impact on the size of your kitchen remodel. In most home designs, the architects usually allocate 7% of the total space of the house to the kitchen. Choose accessories that will fit well in the kitchen without making it congested. You will need to increase your budget if your kitchen is larger than the average (7%). For example, you might want to add some cabinets if you have a spacious kitchen. In such a case consider allocating 1% of the total budget to the cabinets and other kitchen accessories of your choice.



    Best Layout for your Kitchen Remodel

    Kitchen remodeling involves the replacement of old kitchen accessories with new ones. It is of paramount importance to choose a kitchen layout that is within your reach. Some practices such as replacement of appliances and repositioning of interior walls may prove expensive. For the best results, allocate enough funds to each task based on its complexity and materials to be used. While you are here, be sure to include the size of the “must haves” accessories in your layout. Teck General Builders in Des Moines, IA can help you choose a layout that suits your home best.



    Set your Goals according to your Valueskitchen_remodeling_des_moines

    Your finished kitchen remodeling style should be inline with your goals. If you feel that the current kitchen layout does not suit you, start looking for a better layout that resonates with your goals based on your values. For instance, perhaps you want to have your kitchen open to the dining area because your value time with your family. It is helpful to jot down all your must haves in relation to your kitchen.

    Evaluate each goal based on your values one at a time and re-list them in order of importance. Look at the goals that might push your budget down or up. Ultimately, you are looking for a remodeling plan that is within your financial reach. So, eliminate any goals that may increase your budget and have little or no value to you.


    Things to Consider about your current Home

    This factor is very crucial especially if you intend to sell your house in the near future. It goes without saying that remodeling your kitchen will add value to your house. However, the total cost of the whole budget should be in line with the overall home value. No need to spend more than the true value of your home. One of the surest ways of knowing the home value is by assessing neighboring homes that are similar to yours.

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    There are also websites that can help you get a clear picture of your home’s value for free. For resale purposes, a good rule of thumb is the total cost of the whole project should be 20% of the current total value of your home.

    Finally, put all your considerations together and calculate the total cost. Compare and contrast the price tag on different kitchen accessories so you will have an accurate budget estimate.


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