When it comes to the costs of remodeling your kitchen or your bathroom, the devil is always in the details. You may not be able to fully anticipate the costs of your remodeling projects until you have identified the project’s scope of work. Dulles Kitchen and Bath is here to guide you on how you can define your scope of work, avoid scope creep, and ultimately stay within your project budget.
- Clearly identify the project
Before commencing on the remodeling project, figure out the exact boundaries of the project. Is the remodeling solely for the kitchen, or does it encompass a few renovation touches for the bathroom or the living area as well? Once you have identified the scope of the project, it becomes easier to spread your costs.
- Identify all potential costs
You need to identify all the costs that will be associated with the project. Most clients only focus on the construction costs without realizing the multitude of other costs that come with a remodeling project. These other costs include financing costs, legal costs, decorating costs, landscaping fees, and architectural fees. After identifying all the potential costs, the next move is to assign a value to each cost to help you prioritize your spending.
- Be true to yourself
Remodeling requires you to be true to yourself. If you like beautiful things and designs, that are bound to be expensive, do not budget for generic stuff available in the local appliance store. Understand what makes you happy and budget for it. In addition, allow for splurges in the budget on areas you feel strongly about.
- Have a plan and a contingency
Deferring decisions to when the actual construction starts is the best way to break your budget. Have a plan beforehand that details all your selections for the walls, floor, cabinets, and vanities among others. This will give you foresight on how much you are bound to spend. In addition, have a contingency plan for when things refuse to go the way you planned.