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Planning for Your Renovation

Spending more time in you home? Realizing you need to improve what currently exists? they realize that they need to improve what currently exists. If you are interested in a new kitchen or bath, you can make your life a lot easier by developing a wish list of everything that you want to then create a preliminary budget.

A word of caution about budgeting: don't rely on home improvement television as a valid source. While HGTV, DIY and other networks and shows are great sources of inspiration, their timetables and budgets do not resemble reality. They often don't include time for planning, permitting or the cost of labor.

Your wish list and budget need to align. If they don't, you're likely to be disappointed. Our showroom professionals help homeowners in develop realistic expectations and budgets every day.

Here are 10 factors that can increase budgets:

  • Relocating appliances, sinks and faucets likely will result in having to move existing plumbing, electrical and gas lines and ductwork.

  • Commercial grade appliances are more expensive options.

  • Bluetooth enabled and smart appliances are generally more expensive than conventional appliances.

  • Opening up a kitchen space to another room may require structural improvements.

  • Moving walls, gas, water and electrical lines and ductwork often require code upgrades.

  • Adding windows, doors or skylights.

  • Creating new space by extending your kitchen outdoors or into another room.

  • Natural stone and engineered quartz countertops have higher price tags than other countertop options.

  • Starting demolition before finalizing plans, drawings and orders.

  • Changing plans after construction begins.

If you are interested in renovating your home and are ready to talk about budgets and wish lists, please give us a call at 304-296-3243 or fill out the contact page on our website.

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