A full kitchen remodel is at the top of many Indiana homeowners’ wish lists; however, many think they don’t have the time or money to get the job done. However, our team at Booher Remodeling Company wants you to consider a different way to make your dreams come true: Instead of trying to budget for a full remodel, do it in phases. Completing a kitchen remodel in phases can be much easier on you and your wallet; all it takes is a little planning and patience.

Planning a Kitchen Remodel in Phases

Design Phase

The design phase is vital to any kitchen remodeling project, but even more important when you’re planning on spreading the project out over time. Our design team can help you create an overall design concept, so you will have defined what you want your kitchen to eventually look like. This way you can make color choices, choose finishes and flooring, and address any layout issues.

Budget Phase

The goal for the budget phase is to create a detailed project budget that can be divided into logical cost groups, such as fixtures, appliances, renovation, flooring, labor, and electrical work. Then, it’s a good idea to add 10 percent for unexpected costs or overruns. This well-defined budget will allow you to separate the project into phases determined by cost, which will help as you begin the next phase.

Planning Stage

Once you know what you want your eventual kitchen to look like, you can start planning. Remember to be patient and keep your eyes on the prize. It’s okay if this remodel takes months or even years to complete, as long as you are happy with your final product. As you plan, separate each project into phases by cost and scheduling. Some projects may render the kitchen temporarily unusable, so keep that in mind as well. You can also separate projects into those you can complete yourself and those that will require professional assistance.


Once you have a good plan set in place, it’s time to start thinking about which project to tackle first. In our next post, we’ll discuss how and when to tackle each kitchen remodeling phase. At Booher, our team can help create the kitchen of your dreams – no matter how long it takes. Contact us today at (317) 852-5546 to request a free consultation in the Indianapolis area.