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Homeowners Design Center has been helping Hawaii homeowners with their kitchen remodel needs for over 40 years. They’ve become leading experts in the industry and continue to retain some of the best professionals in the business. They’re a complete resource for just about anything a homeowner will need during the planning, purchasing and building phases of their kitchen remodel, including building materials, surface materials, flooring, appliances and of course, access to the professionals.
To watch the video and hear kitchen designer Randall Omoto’s advice on how to save money on your kitchen remodel, click on the photo below.
In an effort to help homeowners plan for their kitchen remodel, sales manager Randall Omoto has come up with a series of tips and guidelines to consider as you begin to move forward with your project. Homeowners Design Center has also captured this advice in a series of videos called “How to Save Money on Your Kitchen Remodel”. The third video in the series is “Variable Costs”. These are extremely useful videos to watch if you’re going through your first kitchen remodel, or if it’s been 15-20 years since you’ve done your last one. Also, these are just some tips to consider as you plan your kitchen remodel. To help better plan your renovation, seek professional help for more in-depth advice. Homeowners Design Center is just a phone call away.
When it comes to cost of materials for your kitchen remodel, Omoto advises that, “The very first thing that you should do is that you purchase the right thing.” He says that some of that is going to be found through research, “…but if you can find somebody to help you do that, somebody professional who can help you do that, that would be better.” A professional can ensure you’re getting the right thing, not overpaying for what you actually need or for more performance than you need.
The second thing he advises for your kitchen remodel is to be aware of the quality of the materials. “In the real world, you do get what you pay for,” Omoto warns. He acknowledges that people are always looking for bargains but when it comes to building materials, it’s a lot like buying a car. Omoto says, “Does there really exist a place where you can buy a Mercedes Benz at a Hyundai price?” Two of the things you want to look for is that the materials are durable and will last and that you’re buying quality.
Finally, Omoto advises, “Don’t get hung up on square foot prices.” The cost of installing flooring for your kitchen remodel costs the same whether the material costs $.99 per square foot or $3.99 per square foot. In the end, what you really want to look at is getting something that’s going to last because it’s going to save you more in the long run. Omoto uses carpeting to illustrate his point. It costs a lot of time and money to install new carpeting. By using a cheaper material, he emphasizes, “Are you going to go ahead and move all your furniture once it’s installed to have (the job) done again (in the near future)?”
When it comes to material costs, these are all variable costs. Omoto says that there’s a good, better, best component to all of these things. What you want in the end is that, “…whatever you get, is gonna last you a long time and you’re gonna be super happy with it.”
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