If you’ve ever been in the middle of a kitchen renovation, you will understand what is meant by high-stress. These people will tell you that it’s very hard to have your project being completed on time and within the tight budget. Making sure your project come through successful depends on the hard work and planning of your contracting professionals.
What Are the Stages of Kitchen Renovations?
It is hard to decide when to start a new kitchen renovation. You do not want to start too early when the job is small because you will not get a good return on your investment. On the other hand, if you wait too long, when the project is overdue, you have already wasted a lot of time using a kitchen that is not making you happy. The right time to start is after you have saved up a sizeable budget for building out your project. Typical cost is determined by the size of the project. Small renovations are typically in the range of $10,000 – $20,000. Medium sized projects are $20,000 – $40,000. Moreover, large renovations can be anywhere above $40,000.
Your contractor will help walk you through the process of planning the project to meet your budget. During this stage, you need to answer some critical questions. How do you want the kitchen to look? Where do you want to spend your time preparing the food? What appliances do you want to install? What finishes do you want?
Other Things to Consider
How long do you plan to live in your current home? You should ask yourself this question. If you plan to live in the home a long period of time, you should give yourself the products that you enjoy using and will get the most use out of. If you plan to sell the house in less than 5 years, you should really consider planning a kitchen that will work for most people. Improving your kitchen will help increase your home value, but only if planned properly. The rule of thumb says when planning is to spend no more than 10% of your home’s value in a kitchen remodel. This will help you prevent overspending and not getting a return on your investment if your kitchen is much nicer than that of the others in the neighborhood.
Picking Your Products
There are endless options of products you can install in your kitchen remodel. However, the most basic is the following: kitchen cabinets, appliances, backsplash, flooring, countertop, sinks, faucets, and lighting.
What are some of the common choices you need to make during kitchen renovations?
There are a large number of materials to select from. At the lower end of the costs scale, there is recycled glass and laminate. Mid-priced options are concrete, bamboo, tile, and Formica. On the higher priced options, you can choose stone (Granite, quartz, or marble), metal, or wood.
These are typically divided into two categories: pre-fabricated and custom-built. Pre-fabricated cabinets are those that are manufactured to common dimensions. Because mass production is possible, these can be a relatively less expensive option. Custom-built cabinets are going to cost more but will come with the benefit of fitting exactly into the dimensions of your kitchen.
Choosing to the floor is typically done by cost and style preference. Some different options for your renovation are ceramic tile, laminate, cork, linoleum, wood, or stone.
There are both major and small appliances you can choose for your kitchen renovations. Major appliances include stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, but there are also small appliances that you might want to have built in, such as coffee or espresso maker.