Remodeling kitchens and bathrooms remain two of the most cost effective ways to increase the value of the house and get a significant boost out of your own enjoyment of your home. Kitchens and baths showcase homes, giving it the “wow” factor when it comes time to sell your house. Read on to learn more about kitchen remodeling and how to execute it correctly.
There is no way around the expense:
A well-done kitchen remodeling project will not be accomplished inexpensively. The national average expense for a minor kitchen remodeling project is roughly $19,000, while a major remodel will come in at close to $55,000. No matter choose a major remodel or minor modifications, you will want to get your priorities in order and only bend where it feels appropriate.
Know what your budget can handle:
To save on expenses, do not try to make any structural changes. This will include adding additional square footage or turning a family room into part of the kitchen. If it is at all possible, you should also try to keep appliances and doors where they started. Keeping the sink where it was originally located will help you avoid additional expenses associated with moving plumbing.
Most of us dream of going all out with concrete or granite countertops. If you want to keep costs down, laminate or concrete are good options that can give you a look with that “wow” factor. Laminates are refined and imitate granite and stone without the same hefty price tag. It can also resist staining, scratching and chipping.
Cabinets make up at least one-third of the average total kitchen remodeling budget. Installing cabinets means you will often need new flooring too. One way to cut cabinet costs is to with standard cabinets, in preset sizes, colors and materials. If the concept of all standard cabinets bothers you, a combination of standard and custom cabinets may work best for you. A third option involves replacing just the cabinet doors and drawer fronts and replacing the existing veneer on the box structure.
If you enjoy spending time in your kitchen with your family, you will want to call Rossi Construction, Inc. at 813.436.0177 to schedule a free consultation to discuss kitchen remodeling.