Few things are as exciting as remodeling your home, though it can get pricey in a hurry… especially when one small project evolves into several projects, as you find new things to take on throughout the process. This, coupled with how expensive everything else is these days, makes it important for the non-super-wealthy to establish and work within a realistic remodeling budget. And while creating it may be simple, sticking to it is an entirely different challenge.     

Let’s review a few of the more practical ways to make the home improvements you need without going completely overboard, financially.

Plan Your Projects in Advance

Failure to see out each step of your upcoming home remodeling project is one of the most frequent mistakes made by homeowners. Completing everything on-time and within your stated budget requires more than just having a semi-detailed idea of what you want to accomplish. Take the time to plan out everything from start to finish, including what each phase of the project will cost. Also, be realistic about everything you’d like to accomplish and mindful to any secondary projects that might arise.

Leave Room for the Unexpected

It’s not uncommon to start one project, only to notice something else that needs to be done in order to perfectly complement the one you originally embarked on.  When planning your home improvement budget, it’s important to always keep little things like this in mind.  Even if you don’t end up taking on all sorts of little offshoot projects, you’ll have budgeted for them in advance and may even end up with a bit left over.

Work with Established, Reputable Remodelers

Regardless of whether you’re doing the work yourself or having it done professionally, it’s vital to work with a company that has extensive experience and a thorough understanding of your specific project.  For the DIY crowd, you’ll need access to a wide range of fixtures, parts, supplies and other essentials to ensure a timely, economical completion.  For those hiring professional installers, you’ll want to make sure they have a proven track record and are supported by a company that’s equipped to provide anything needed for the job.  

McKenna’s Home Remodeling Experts Can Help You Stay On Budget

For over 50 years the home improvement specialists at McKenna’s Kitchen and Bath in Rochester have been working hard to make remodeling more fun and affordable.  Our staff can work with you from initial planning all the way through completion, to ensure that things are staying within your budget, time frame and original vision.

To learn more or speak with a member of our team about your upcoming residential remodeling ideas, visit or call either of our two Rochester NY locations.

McKenna’s Henrietta NY
3401 Winton Place

McKenna’s Fairport NY
556 Whitney Road