How to Stick to Your Budget During Kitchen Renovations in Perth

7 September 2018

It’s so easy to get carried away with your kitchen renovations and in the process of creating your dream kitchen, you can very quickly rack up a huge bill. For this reason, it’s important that you stick to your budget. But this is easier said than done! Today, we’ll be helping you out by giving our top tips for completing your renovations within budget.


Set your budget first


Don’t make the mistake of starting to look at kitchen inspiration before you have a budget in place – it’s easy to get overexcited and overestimate how much you can afford. Instead, sit down before you begin the renovation process and look at your finances. Consider the maximum you can spend and then aim for below that number so you have a buffer. Once your budget is set, stick with it!


Get some prices


If you’re on a budget, you need to know exactly how much everything will cost so you can prioritise your spending. Contact tradies to get a rough quote, head off to suppliers to source your materials, and look at any additional appliances you need. Remember to also get initial prices on smaller accessories – handles and door knobs may be cheap individually but it all adds up.


Consider your non-negotiables


Although you might have a budget, you also need to have a kitchen that you love. Think about the must-have items that you want and work your budget around that. For example, you may be set on getting stone benchtops, so look at where you can cut costs to allow this to happen.


Look for bargains


Don’t just settle for the first price you come across – look around and keep your eyes open for bargains. Don’t be shy about asking suppliers for a discount and look out for reduced items. For example, with new appliances, you can have a look at seconds stores. These seconds are much cheaper and generally have the tiniest imperfections.


Consider flat pack options


If you want to stay within budget, flat pack cabinets are a great idea. Not only do they look great and come in a range of styles and colours, they’re also affordable so you can have brand new cabinets without the massive price tag.

If you’re looking at flat packed kitchen cabinets for your upcoming kitchen renovation, look no further than eKitchens. We provide customised flat packed cabinets which are available in a range of colours and finishes for a personalised look.  Can’t be bothered assembling your flat pack yourself? No worries! We also offer an assembled option for easy installation.

To get an idea of your kitchen renovation cost with flat packed cabinets, speak to the team at eKitchens a call today on (08) 9456 3108 or take a look at our range online.

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