Planning Guide

I was pleasantly surprised to find the people at Kitchen décor were so open to suggestions. They welcomed our ideas too and gave lots of conceptual 3D sketches which helped us to finalize the design."

- Mrs. Ashika Sarkar
(Director, Paradigm Plus)


To keep remodeling costs in check, you must plan ahead, be willing to compromise, and keep emotions out of the financial picture. Here are some suggestions.

Identify affordable alternatives that look like expensive products.

  • Many laminates and solid surfaces come in colors and patterns that resemble granite and other natural stone countertops.
  • Vinyl flooring, whether tiles or sheets, offer colors and patterns that look like travertine or other stone tile floor options.
  • Laminate floors that look like wood are much cheaper than real hardwood floors.
  • Reface or refinish existing cabinets instead of buying new ones.
  • Choose stock cabinets instead of semi-custom or custom. Most stock cabinetry lines offer more material, color and accessory choices these days.
  • Counter-depth refrigerators look like built-ins because they don't stick out  of cabinets, but cost nearly 50 percent less.