Have you been wanting to remodel your kitchen for years but are worried about how much you’ll be paying it to happen? It turns out that it may not be as expensive as you think, and you have plenty of options to help you get it done.

The first step is to consider your needs. There are many different things to think about while planning your kitchen remodel. Firstly, your kitchen needs to reflect your lifestyle. That means it should accommodate your needs (particularly for cooking) and provide the type of space your family needs for storage and dining.

The decor should complement the rest of your home’s style and architecture and set the tone for any gatherings you have. There are a lot of factors playing into the design of your kitchen, and you should probably set some goals around what you’re hoping to achieve with the remodel.

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The first thing to consider is the size. Every inch of space is crucial, particularly if you have a small kitchen. And the size of your kitchen will obviously dictate the layout. Do you have room for an island? Where can you fit extra storage? Does the space give you enough room for meal prep? Are you thinking about extending the kitchen by knocking out a wall or adding onto your house? How much space could you add if you do this?

Depending on how old your kitchen is, you may find plumbing or electrical concerns when remodeling. This is when it’s a good idea to work with an engineer-architect team to ensure that your kitchen will be able to accommodate the lighting and appliances you plan to install.

Finally, consider how you plan to use your kitchen. How do you entertain? What kind of cook are you? Identify any problems you have with your current kitchen, and the things you wish you could have. Now it’s time to think about your budget. The average price for a small kitchen remodel ranges from $17,000 at the economy end of the spectrum to $50,000 for a luxury remodel.

A standard upgrade in an average kitchen can range from $27,000 to $36,000, however you can also spend anywhere from $20,000 to $65,000. And for a large kitchen, you could get away with $32,000 for an economy upgrade, but you’re more likely to spend anywhere from $42,000 to $85,000.

If you’re worried about affording your kitchen design, you may want to consider getting financing. An easy way to do this is to talk to your bank advisor and prepare to negotiate your rates.

Planning a kitchen remodel? To obtain up to 3 free quotes from kitchen renovators, visit Reno-Assistance’s website.