Planning to renovate your kitchen on a budget? Check out some of our favorite apps below to help you with the process.
Kitchen renovations can be expensive, as can all types of renovations for a house. But when you take time to plan, you'll discover that you are getting more bang for your buck, so to speak.
But before you start looking at different types of counters and appliances, the first thing you have to do is to find out how much money you have that you can use. This means that you need a budget app. Even if you plan to get a loan for the renovations, knowing how much money you can afford each month is essential. The Wallet app is a good place to start.
Once you have your budget figured out, if your budget is small, you want to list what has to be done right away and what can wait. If your refrigerator and range are fairly new, chances are that you don't need replacements. But if you need more counter space or your kitchen floor hasn't been updated since the 1970s (don't laugh, our floor was like that before my husband replaced it 5 or so years ago), this may be what you want to do. Make a list of what is essential to do now and what can wait for a few years down the road when you might have more money.
Finally, once you know what you are going to do, downloading an app to help you plan and see what it's going to look like is the best way to avoid mistakes. Check out some app suggestions below from two other writers and me to see what apps are our favorites, and please feel free to let us know what has worked for you.
Whether you are putting in new cabinets, buying some new appliances, or simply trying to bring your kitchen into the 21st century, apps can help you in many ways. From giving you ideas for designs to helping you find great prices on new appliances, there's definitely an app for that. And don't forget to check out our new deals section, which will soon be live, because our deal curators will be posting a lot of great deals that can help you stay on budget.
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