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Kitchen Remodeling – Bathroom Remodeling Budget Basics

Kitchen remodeling and bathroom remodeling have many “moving parts” from beginning to end. Whether you are in Madison or anywhere else in Wisconsin, these types of remodeling projects can affect the footprint of your room, the fixtures you have, how your mechanical systems are configured and ultimately, how much you enjoy your remodeled room.

Kitchen Remodeling

Remodeling a kitchen often revolves around the footprint as they relate to work

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Effective planning will eliminate unwanted budget surprises later in the project and eliminate wasteful false starts.

surfaces and entertaining. Because kitchens are the nerve centers for many families, they are used intensively for everything from food preparation to school projects to entertaining. This affects your decisions on work surfaces, cabinetry, appliances, sinks and plumbing, electrical, and significant issues such as appliances or counter tops.

Kitchen remodeling starts with kitchen design where all mechanical system modifications and major components are identified and their impact on the budget is noted. It is important to identify these items up front in the process so financial plans are accurate and unplanned expense can be eliminated.

Bathroom Remodeling

Bathroom remodeling has many of the same issues to deal with as a kitchen remodeling project; however, there are basic differences. In bathroom remodeling, there are often walls being removed and/or added, fixtures being replaced or removed completely (tub converted to walk-in shower) and very importantly, any floor plan changes usually translate into a mechanical system being altered (plumbing, electrical, HVAC).

Bathroom remodeling along with kitchen remodeling benefit greatly from intense advance planning to eliminate false starts, save money and ensure a great result.

Below is a simple checklist of items to consider relative to your budget when planning your project. If they are not taken into account early, your budget will be inaccurate and that can cause major issues with your project.

Key Budget Areas Mechanical Systems

Electrical
Plumbing
Heating and Cooling
Drywall Installation

Major Components

Cabinetry
Vanity Storage
Overhead Storage
Cabinet Hardware
Counter top (cultured marble, granite, glass)
Faucet(s)
Floor (marble, tile, vinyl)
Lighting Fixtures (task, general)
Medicine Chest
Shower
Bath Tub (standard, whirlpool)
Sink(s)
Single
Double
Storage
Toilet
Wall Tile
built-in furniture pieces(armoire, chair/bench, etc)

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeling Budget Totals

Be sure to list everything completely with both the raw costs and any shipping, delivery and installation fees included in your totals. For your final budget figure be sure to account for the following:

Sub Total – includes all, materials costs, labor for installation, shipping and delivery
Contingency – add 10-20% – remember, no one really knows what is behind your walls. Projects can be affected by situations unknown before “demolition” begins
Total – combining your Sub Total with your Contingency figures should allow your to budget more accurately

For more details on how to build your remodeling budget projection, call Aaron at Sims Remodeling at (608) 825-8455 or email.

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