Ten Tips When Determining Your Kitchen Budget
1) Kitchen Remodel Average Costs
Make sure to budget your kitchen remodel no more than 10 to 20 percent of your home's total value. This will keep you from overspending.
- Large workable space for prep and cooking
- Top appliances, faucets, and sinks for optimal cooking
- Kitchen layout keeps flow between the sink, stove and fridge easy
Kitchen for Entertaining
- Open kitchen area facing out to a living area
- Keep major appliances and work spaces, such as sinks, to the perimeter
- Large island in the center to accommodate guests and provide space for the cook
- Sitting area in the kitchen so family activity can come together
- Lower countertop area for younger children to reach or a bar stool for higher counters
- Keep major appliances to the perimeter of the kitchen
- Update your cabinets instead of buying new ones -- i.e. add new hardware, re-paint or re-stain, or remove doors for a new look
- Design around your countertop instead of buying a new one -- i.e. update your backsplash or add under cabinet lighting
- Upgrade appliances smartly -- i.e. keep them in the same location because moving gas and electrical hook-ups can be expensive
- Design lighting at the beginning -- i.e. deciding on electrical needs before the remodel will save you money later on
- Don't change your kitchen layout -- i.e. structural changes can become rather costly
Finding ways to maximize storage space will help to optimize how you organize your kitchen.
- Consider doing the remodel yourself
- Hire subcontractors for electrical work or major plumbing
- Hire contractors for major layout and structural changes
Check out this DIY before and after where Gary only spent $6000 in Build.com fixtures another $2000 for the counter tops.
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