Renovating your home is an exciting process that comes with many great benefits. Whether it be improving the spatial layout of your home, updating cabinet styles and colors, or improving energy efficiency, the end goal for most homeowners is to update their home into a more functional and livable space that best fits their needs.
That being said, many homeowners are reluctant to share their actual bottom line budget with their designers and contractors. We know that the budget conversation can sometimes be an awkward one, but here’s why we think it’s a very important conversation to have. When a designer or contractor asks what you have in mind for a budget, it’s their way of figuring out what products to specify and how to better guide you through the process. This question makes many people uncomfortable, but not defining your budget can be a detriment to your project in the end.
A clearly defined budget helps your designer determine the priorities for your project and make realistic choices that are not going to blindside you when you see that number on paper. In some cases, budget constraints can actually make a project better as it helps us to focus on what’s really important to you. Often, if your budget doesn’t match your vision, your designer can bridge the gap by making suggestions that might not have occurred to you. Defining your budget helps us work with you to get the most value for your hard-earned dollars. Establishing your budget early in the process is extremely helpful to your design team, as it will provide them with the guidelines necessary to design a beautiful and functional space that fits your lifestyle.
Check out these photo below that showcase painted kitchens from our stock and custom cabinet lines, proving that similar looks can be achieved at a variety of price points!