5 Reasons Your Kitchen Remodel Could Go Over Budget

There are seemingly endless design options for your kitchen renovation, just ask the design experts at the Distinctive Design showroom! When you have a vision in mind about what you’d like the finished product of your kitchen remodel to look like, then you actually start designing it, it’s easier than you think to go over budget.

We know that there are many desirable upscale materials and finishes to choose from for your kitchen renovation project. However, your design-build firm at Center Island Contracting can help you streamline those design decisions to not only give you a beautifully renovated kitchen, but also keep it within the budget you set out at the start of the project, by bringing you to our beautiful private design room at Distinctive Designs Home Center.

Below are some common reasons kitchen renovations go over budget.

Pricey Upgrades

Pricey upgrades like luxury countertops, new appliances and custom built-in pantries can make you exceed your kitchen remodeling budget. Everything looks shiny and new, and it can be difficult to narrow down your options. You can still choose upgrades while staying within budget, just ask your local design experts at Center Island Contracting how we can make that happen.

Custom Cabinets

Custom cabinets can also make your kitchen remodel go over budget. However, knowing how much your custom cabinets will cost upfront will prevent your kitchen remodeling project from going over budget. Ask us about your options for extending cabinets to the ceiling and adding more custom features before we finalize your cabinet design.

Unrealistic Expectations

We’re all guilty of this; sometimes we have unrealistic expectations when it comes to remodeling our homes. Since the kitchen is the heart of the home and where most people like to splurge, we can get distorted expectations about what kitchen upgrades really cost. Knowing the prices upfront will prevent from overspending.

Layout Changes

Layout changes can change the course of your kitchen remodel, skyrocketing the budget to make room for electrical or plumbing costs. Talk to our experts about a kitchen layout that’s functional enough to meet the needs of your family while staying within the budget you’re comfortable with.

Special Add-On Features

Special add-on features can cause a kitchen remodeling project to go over budget, but find out where you can save and splurge to make some of these features a reality. Wine racks, knife drawers and other add-ons are nice to have, but consider what your family will really use to make these design decisions.

Center Island Contracting is your local contractor of choice for home remodels on the north shore of Nassau county, Long Island in towns like Oyster Bay, Manhasset, Plainview, Jericho, etc. Our qualified professional new home construction management team is here to help you renovate the home of your dreams. With the knowledge about local and New York State laws, our staff can answer all your questions and streamline the entire process. Email us or call (516) 481-4707.