Published by Naomie Whitely, Aug 25, 2017
The kitchen is the heart of every home. From preparing family’s meals, gathering for a party, to doing school projects, your kitchen will never seem to be empty. When it comes to remodeling any room in the home, no wonder if kitchen always comes first. Everyone remodel their kitchens before holidays, and the remodeled kitchens also able to boost a home's resale value. That’s simply because kitchen remodels and renovate are also the most complicated and can be the most expensive.
Yeah, that’s expensive, but you’ve got the money. All you have to do when you’re thinking about renovating is: estimating the cost. Think about your kitchen as a whole; not only the cabinets or any single kitchen elements. Ask yourself some questions:
What do I want from my kitchen?
How do I want it to look and function?
Are the size and configuration right?
Okay, you don’t need to replace everything at once either. But at least you have the big picture. Try to preface, repaint or refinish your cabinets instead of replacing them. It allows you to save time and money. You can also refinish your outdated appliances, to give them that stylish stainless steel looks. Consider these options if you want to save money on installing all-new cabinets or appliances.
The average budget you need to have in hand will depend on kitchen’s size, materials’ quality, and whether you want to change the layout of the room. Averagely in the US, homeowners report that a kitchen renovating costs them $20,301. A smaller project between $10,000 and $15,000 may reface cabinets, include painting walls, installing a tile backsplash, and upgrading the sink. A $30,000+ renovation budget could include custom cabinets, granite counters, hardwood floors, and high-end appliances installation. Most of those homeowners spend between $11,424 and $29,178, and their kitchens never look the same again!
Work with your trusted kitchen remodeling contractor to develop a plan, including scheduling the work and payment. Keep a keen eye on the details that may give you some additional costs.
You can make cuts in certain places to save on kitchen renovating costs. For an instance, save by investing in stock kitchen cabinets rather than custom cabinets, because kitchen cabinets have the largest payoff in terms of adding cost in kitchen remodeling, as it can take up almost 30 percent of the overall budget. The other way, you can do some of the installation and replacement yourself.
You can also break down the budget by breaking up the projects over time so you can save for one project at a time. You actually don’t have to do the same things everybody does; it really depends on the state of your kitchen.