Jul. 14 2023

How to Avoid Blowing Your Budget on Your New Kitchen Remodel

by Bennett Bottorff

At Innovative Home Renovations, we understand that remodeling your Seattle home can feel daunting at times, especially when you don’t know where to start. Picking the right contractor for your remodel can be stressful. That’s why we created the IHR Remodeling Pricing Guide! This easy-to-follow remodeling process guide removes stress by eliminating spiraling budgets so that our clients feel empowered, educated, and in control of their projects at all times. 

First, Set a Budget

This is the time to decide how much you can spend. Bear in mind the return on your investment you will pocket from the remodel.

You are in Charge

Whether you're aiming for a full-scale transformation complete with luxury appliances or just want to spruce up your space with some new cabinets and fresh paint - there's an option that'll fit every budget. Unleash your inner designer and create the kitchen of your dreams with one of IHR’s remodeling packages!

Sprint Remodel


A quick facelift including new countertops, backsplash, painted cabinets, and plumbing fixtures. It may also include new knobs and pulls that fit the current openings.

Updated Look 


Looking to freshen up your kitchen space? In this range, our goal is to bring your desired look and feel to life without changing the layout. Generally, this tier works well for smaller kitchens that do not require the demolition of walls or plumbing and electrical work. This tier includes new countertops, backsplash, flooring, sink, faucets, lighting, appliances, and cabinets for a look you’ll love.

Fresh Start


If you have an older Seattle home, chances are it requires a more intensive update. In this tier, your kitchen will go through a complete “gut” remodel with updated electrical and plumbing. You’ll have the option to open walls without fully removing them, relocate sinks and appliances, add or change windows, and build an island or peninsula eating bar. Our interior designer will work closely with you to reconfigure your kitchen layout for a space that fits your needs.

Dream Transformation


Have you dreamed of relocating your kitchen or removing load-bearing walls to open up the current space and gain a larger footprint? Make those dreams a reality with IHR’s third remodel tier. In this range, your kitchen will receive the full treatment with the best custom cabinetry, integrated lighting, butler pantry, and the highest-end fixtures and finishes. Build the kitchen of your dreams and increase the value of your home with IHR’s Tier III remodel!

Be Prepared Before You Start.

Executingsuccessful kitchen remodel in Seattle is all about the planning process. There are certain steps you need to take to get from Point A—envisioning your dream kitchen—to Point B--making it happen. However, in addition to evaluating what you should do, it’s also useful to consider what you shouldn’t do during your project. Being aware of these potential problems can help you take the necessary actions to avoid or mitigate them so that you don’t wind up with an awkward kitchen layout, the persistence of problems you’re currently facing, or an unexpectedly high price tag. That is why at IHR, we go through an in-depth _ planning stage where you get a full renovation roadmap, including design, price, plans, etc., before we even break ground on your home.

Plan, Plan, Plan - What Season Should You Remodel?

Certain times of the year may be more productive than others, depending on what you plan to prioritize or how full your calendar is. Ultimately, no matter what your lifestyle, your kitchen plays a huge role in day-to-day activities. Therefore, choosing when your remodel will take place before you hire a contractor is vital to ensuring your project needs are met within your schedule. Certain times of the year may be more productive than others, depending on what you plan to prioritize or how full your calendar is. 

Consider Remodeling Your Kitchen & Bathroom at The Same Time!


Renovating your kitchen and bathroom in Northeast Seattle in tandem may seem like an overwhelming prospect, but tackling both projects together is more than worth it. Doing your remodels simultaneously can make the construction process less time-consuming, save you up to 15% on project costs, and give you aesthetically pleasing complementary finishes. Decide where you'll stay during your renovation. Living someplace else while work is being done can be a good idea, taking cost into account. A simultaneous remodel will have a faster finishing time, letting you resume your life of comfort at home.

Avoid Changing Your Mind After Renovation Work Starts

Don't rush into finding a contractor or blindly follow trendy décor. Instead, carefully consider the wisdom of those who have been there before you. It’s worth avoiding the missteps and creating a renovation love story that you will cherish for years to come. Preparing for the unexpected and being open to change are some of the best ways you can keep yourself from wavering once the renovation begins. Trust in yourself and your contractor that your plan will be executed with grace.

There's No Such Thing as Too Many Questions.

At Innovative Home Renovations, we specialize in kitchen and bathroom remodeling projects in Seattle. If you are ready to remodel your bathroom and want to partner with a company to help, contact us to schedule your free Introductory Meeting to discuss your project.  

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