It’s rare that a homeowner has nothing at all that they would like to change about their home. In fact, you could probably look around your home and find several projects without even trying. When it comes to home improvement, knowing what you want to change is the easy part; the tougher part is figuring out how much you can afford to do. At Booher Remodeling Company, we understand the desire to remodel your kitchen and the stress that can come from budgeting for it. That’s why we’ve put together a list of tips to help you get started.

How to Budget for a Kitchen Remodel

Find a Ballpark Figure

Step number one is going to be getting a handle on how much your remodeling dreams will cost. The cost of a kitchen remodel can vary widely depending on how much work you need done. So, decide right away if you’re looking to do a complete gut job, or just a face lift. After that, you can use online tools or request free consultations from contractors to get a ballpark figure of what your remodel is going to cost.

Figure Out How Much You Can Spend

Now that you have a dream goal in mind, it’s time to think about how realistic it is. If you’re paying in cash, it’s pretty simple to know if you have the money. However, if you plan to borrow, you’ll need to assess how much a bank will lend you and what the loan will add to your regular monthly expenses. Most homeowners are able to secure a home equity line of credit, which means that it qualifies for a lower rate than other loan types, and you can deduct the interest on your taxes.

Make Your Project Fit Your Budget

Now that you have your ballpark figure and your actual budget amount, it’s time to make them line up. Generally, dreams tend to be a bit bigger than reality, so find creative ways to scale back your project to something more affordable. Your contractor and design team can help you find low-cost alternatives and ideas to help you stay within your budget.

Once you have the finances figured out, the fun can begin! To start working on your dream kitchen, contact the team at Booher Remodeling Company at (317) 852-5546 to request a free consultation in the Indianapolis area.