Renovating your kitchen or bathroom is an exciting process and planning ahead of time will make the project much more enjoyable. There are several factors to consider when undergoing a kitchen or bathroom remodel:
- How large/small the space is
- Decisions you make
- Length/size of the project
The biggest reason that homeowners end up going over budget is due to their desire for products they can’t afford. Clients will generally choose finishes that are at the high end of the price scale. In fact, according to Houzz, in a survey of 120,000 projects, about 50% of budget busting was due to the selection of upscale bathroom and kitchen products. In addition to this, Houzz discovered that 40% of remodeling projects were over budget because homeowners had unrealistic expectations.
Take into consideration the following facts before beginning your remodel:
- Stock cabinets start at over $50 per linear foot
- Custom cabinets can cost $2,000 per linear foot
- Wine racks, knife drawers and additional storage come at an additional cost
- Low-grade countertops cost $8-$20 per square foot
- Quartz and granite cost between $50-$120 per square foot
- Refrigerators range from $1,000-$12,000 (this holds true to other appliances)
We always encourage our clients to factor in the unknown. When the demolition project begins, you never know what is under the flooring or behind the wall. There can be termite damage, water damage, mold, etc.
New construction also must meet building code requirements. If your home is more than 20 years old, the plumbing, wiring and ventilation may all need updating. What does this mean exactly? This means that you may need rewiring and repiping.
Once you have made a decision, don’t look back. Get a schedule going and start demolition after all the products and finishes have been ordered. Changing your mind at the last minute is going to severely slow the project down. 33% of kitchen remodels go over budget due to last minute changes.
Contact Granite State Cabinetry at 603.472.4080 or visit our showroom at 384 Route 101 in Bedford, NH. We’ll help you establish a budget and stick with it, without having you compromise on style or functionality.