Is It Time To Remodel Your KitchenPosted by: George Fernandous | Posted on: April 26, 2016
Is it Time to Remodel your Kitchen
If you’re thinking of a kitchen remodeling you should know a few things before you take the proverbial plunge. If you’re thinking of a major overhaul, know that it’s going to set you back about $43,862 and if you’re just thinking about a little touchup, be prepared to fork over $14,913.
I know what you’re thinking; my kitchen is dingy and grimy but I can’t afford that so I guess I’ll just stick with what I’ve got. Well what if you were told that the average kitchen remodeling has a payback of about 95%? So when it comes time to sell your place, you can rest assured that all the work you’ve put into that sparkling new kitchen will pay off big time. OK, so you’ve decided to go ahead and live without a kitchen for a few months. It’s completely worth it, but there are a few tips that can really help you get through the process and make you feel that the inconvenience was worth it.
You don’t have to be a contractor to know that a kitchen remodeling takes a tremendous amount of planning. The first thing you must do is decide on a budget and stick to it.
If you’re only looking to replace your cabinets and some appliances you’re going to want budget considerably less than if you’re looking for a major overhaul, that’s pretty obvious. But the key is to find a contractor that is willing to work within your budget and offer you solutions that fit within what you are looking to spend. Do not go with a contractor who tries to convince you that you need a job bigger than what you willing to spend. Stick to your guns and you’ll be a happy camper.
There are many different options that you can put into a kitchen remodeling. Are you looking for cabinets or drawers? Maybe you have enough space for an island with a stove and a breakfast bar? How about the material: granite, travertine, formica; all are great but each will give your kitchen a different feel. These are also questions that you should go over with your contractor and good contractor will make these often difficult decisions that much easier for you to agree on.
The ultimate goal is to create a kitchen that exudes warmth and hospitality. You want a place that can not only be a cathedral to all the wonderful dishes you plan on creating there but also a room that functions as the gathering place for the entire family. A kitchen remodeling can be a tiresome and frustrating experience but if you do your homework and focus on the details it can and should be one of the most rewarding experiences you can achieve within your home.
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