Most Indianapolis, IN residents don’t have an endless bankroll to remodel an entire home. However, most homeowners can save up enough money and put in a little sweat equity in order to remodel their out-of-date kitchen. The Huffington Post reports that the average kitchen remodel costs somewhere between $54,942 (for a high-end kitchen) and $7,133 (for a low-budget reno). Of course, these average kitchen-remodel costs vary based on region, the type of remodel, and how much DIY effort you put in. To maximize your remodel dollars, consider the following kitchen remodeling tips.

Set your budget first.

Know the maximum amount of money you can afford to spend. People are much more likely to overspend when they don’t set a budget and track their expenses. If you are married or share a living space, consider having a “family meeting” to agree on your kitchen remodeling budget.

Make your “dream kitchen” list.

Do you ache for that granite countertop? Have you been eyeing your best friend’s maple cabinets? Before meeting with an Indianapolis kitchen designer, spend some time creating a wish list. After your list is complete, assign numbers to what kitchen features are most important to you. Remember that your wish list may look different if you plan on staying in the home versus prepping the home to sell.

Meet with a professional kitchen-remodeling designer.

Many home remodeling contractors like Booher Remodeling Company of Indianapolis offer design consultation services. Even if you plan on doing some of the work yourself, consider meeting with a professional so you can think through your kitchen remodel thoroughly.

Do your research.

You need to be comfortable with the kitchen remodeling team you hire. Take time to read customer reviews, ask your friends and family members, and ask the contractors many questions. After you are confident in your design-build contractor, proceed in moving forward with your kitchen-remodeling project. We at Booher Remodeling Company are happy to answer any and all questions, so give us a call at 317-852-5546 or contact us online.