How to Keep Your Kitchen Renovation Under Budget in Okotoks

blueprint for a kitchen renovation in okotoks with a calculator and pen

After estimating your Okotoks kitchen renovation cost, the next hurdle is to set a budget and then keep your kitchen renovation under budget. Going over budget is the leading irritant for 51% of renovating Canadian homeowners, so we want to help you avoid it. 4 Tips to Help You Determine a Realistic Renovation Budget Underestimating costs is the most common mistake homeowners make when planning a renovation. But you won’t keep your kitchen renovation under budget if your budget is unrealistic. So the most important step in keeping your budget is to determine a realistic budget. Here’s how. 1. Research Actual Costs Take the time to research the actual costs of materials and labour. Don’t be satisfied with ballpark estimates. Get detailed breakdowns with actual prices for each item and service. (More on this below.)  2. Divide Costs by Task To get a clearer picture of your costs, and to help you manage, tweak, and improve your budget as needed, … Read more

Kitchen Renovations: Expert Advice for the Kitchen Reno of Your Dreams

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Kitchen renovations can improve your life in many ways. This explains why a third of homeowners report healthier lifestyles after their kitchen renovation. So, if your kitchen has any issues—such as leaks, electrical issues, poor lighting, inadequate storage or prep space, outdated appliances and style, or a layout that isn’t functional—or if your needs have changed, it’s time to renovate your kitchen.  Kitchen renovations are a big deal—there’s a lot involved, including time, money, and energy (both mental and physical). This post is your quickstart guide, providing you with information, tips, and advice from our kitchen renovation experts. Planning a Kitchen Remodel Let’s start at the beginning—the planning stage of your kitchen renovation. Before you hire a contractor or order any materials—even before you design your new kitchen—you need to decide on a few things and plan ahead. DIY Kitchen Renovations Should you do it yourself or hire a kitchen renovation professional? The answer to this question depends on three … Read more

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