4 Ways to Budget and Plan for Your Improved Kitchen

Are you thinking of redoing your kitchen this summer? What design concept expresses you and your loved ones the best–is it the primitive style, with its country, rustic tones and decor; a modern, streamlined look; or maybe something a little more classic, with warm wood and cabinetry? Whatever your style, here are 4 ways to budget and plan for your new, improved kitchen this summer.

  1. Decide what look is right for you, and research it. What tools, paints, decorations, and appliances will be necessary for you to achieve the style you desire? You might need to invest in a new stainless-steel refrigerator, new cabinet doors, or a kitchen island to pull the room together and provide more counter space. Whatever you choose, it is important to research beforehand and know how many news items and tools you will be needing.
  2. Shop around! Make a list of all the items you just researched and compare prices at different locations. Don’t just go with the first price that you find–look around for the best deals on items you really love. One place to start looking is Soft Surroundings, a website that includes not only clothes and fashion, but beautiful home and bedding options at great prices.
  3. Save, save save! Start saving money before you begin purchasing items. You should budget based on the items you have priced out, and start making plans beforehand to save for and purchase these items without breaking the bank. Planning ahead is a must!
  4. Once you have gathered everything you need to get started, try researching ways to do some of the simpler projects yourself. Not hiring out the work will save you lots of money! Most projects will take time and practice, but not only will you save money but you will learn how to accomplish some very important tasks. If you are intimidated by the idea of playing with the plumbing on your own, try sanding down and repainting your cabinets and installing new fixtures. This way you’ll save some money, learn a skill, and also feel a sense of accomplishment and ownership when it’s completed. You’ll also have a custom style, unique to you!