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How to Plan and Budget for a Kitchen Renovation

By: Danny Lipford

Spending time deciding what you would like in your kitchen and how you want it to look is the first step in a successful kitchen renovation. Next comes figuring out how much you can afford to spend on the project and making a budget that fits your income.

Kitchen Renovation Inspiration Tips

Inspiration for your kitchen remodel can come from:

  • Magazines
  • Books
  • Kitchen showrooms
  • Visiting kitchens in friends homes
  • Attending a Parade of Homes

Concentrate on getting the big decisions – such as cabinets and countertops – right, since they will be with you for a long time.

Kitchen Renovation Budget Tips

Establish a budget based on:

  • What you can afford to spend on your kitchen remodel.
  • Be sure to allow for any cost overruns and unexpected expenses.
  • Don’t spend so much on your kitchen renovation that your house will be overpriced for your neighborhood should you decide to sell.

Watch this video to find out more.

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