Planning Your Kitchen Makeover

At some point every person wants to do a kitchen makeover. Perhaps you just helped a friend move. Maybe you saw a great picture of a kitchen in a magazine. Maybe you went to your local home supply store and fell in love with some new (and very pretty) appliances. Maybe you’re just in need of a spruce.

It happens to all of us sooner or later: we look around our homes and say you know what? I know exactly what this place needs! So where do you start when you think you want to do a kitchen makeover? Take a look at these new kitchen makeover tips.

Budget

The very first thing you need to look at is your household budget. Do you have enough money to do a complete renovation of your kitchen? Not everybody has that kind of money sitting around. After all, expansions, renovations and remodels are expensive! How much money do you have to spare? Do not worry if you do not have a lot of money to spend on a brand new kitchen. There are plenty of budget friendly ways to spruce up the place!

Research

Once you know how much money you have to spend on your kitchen makeover, you will want to do some research. Your remodeling and makeover budget will dictate what kind of research you do. If your budget is larger and you can spare the time to supervise, you will probably want to start looking at contractors and designers for designer kitchen makeovers. If your budget is smaller, you will want to hit the magazines and design on a budget websites. Remember to look into specific items as well. Do you have enough money to afford a new refrigerator? Research the brands and styles that will work best for your family! Can you only afford smaller items like decorations? Start looking into crafts and thrift stores.

Shopping

Shopping is, for most people, the best part of doing a kitchen makeover. This is when you get to go out and try out all of the things you want to buy or purchase supplies for the things you want to make. Combing the thrift stores can be a great way to spend an afternoon if you are trying to remodel your kitchen on a tight budget. Some towns have thrift and second hand stores solely for household furnishings. Make sure you check these places out. You never know when you’ll find the perfect cabinet doors for a fraction of what you hoped to spend on sprucing up your kitchen!

Obviously there is more to a kitchen makeover than just the kitchen makeover cost, research and shopping. There is also designing, building, painting and cleaning. For the most part, however, kitchen make overs center around these three activities. After all you won’t be able to begin your redesign until you have done your budgeting and your research and you will not be able to begin building until you have gone shopping! Above all else, make sure that you have fun with your kitchen make over. You want to enjoy the space when it is finished, don’t you?

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