If you’ve got that new or remodel kitchen in your sights, it’s the best fun to peruse the catalogs, magazines, books, and on-line resources for those fantastic visuals. Color is the most powerful part of the great visual. Here’s a link to a Houzz article on colors schemes for the kitchen. http://tiny.cc/c9eotw
But eventually… the reality of it sets in and the dollars come into play.
It’s important to at first understand all the options and items that affect the cost of your new kitchen, especially so that no hidden expenses are uncovered along the way. **Here is a basic guide to items and percentages of purchase dollars that should be budgeted for:
Construction and remodeling costs may factor in as well. Explore those options as part of the big picture planning process. Small and simple layout changes can make a major impact of the layout and functionality of your new kitchen!
Explore, imagine, and dream! And then get down to business!!
For one final note: the kitchen is a big investment, and the value of quality interior design should not be underestimated. Designers should not be trying to sell you anything or products in particular. I find the best products and solutions for your specific project!
** Budget percentages established by NKBA, the National Kitchen and Bath Association. nkba.org
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