Homeowners typically spend more money on their kitchen remodeling than on any other home improvement project that they work on. If they are doing the project correctly, a kitchen remodel can recoup much of its cost. Kitchen remodels in the $50,000 range can recoup around 69% of the initial project cost when the home is sold. To maximize the amount of return on an investment, homeowners are recommended to follow some strategies to help them stay with their budget and make smart choices with their remodeling project. The following overview provides homeowners with more insight into what they need to keep in mind when they are planning their upcoming kitchen remodeling project for their home.
Planning for the kitchen remodel should take longer than the actual construction. If homeowners plan well, thy amount of time that they’re inconvenienced by the construction would be minimized. They are also more likely to stay on budget if they spend more time planning. How much time should be spent on planning? The National Kitchen and Bath Association recommends at least six months. This way, there will be no temptations to change minds or decisions during the construction process or create change orders. These can inflate the costs of construction and hurt the amount of return on investment in the future.
Keep The Same Footprint
Nothing is going to increase the cost of your remodel faster than the changing the location of plumbing pipes and electrical outlets. This is usually where unforeseen problems would occur. If possible, keep walls, water fixtures, and appliances into the same location. It will save money on demolition and reconstruction costs and also cut the amount of dust and debris that the project will create.
Lighting can make a huge difference in your kitchen. It can make everything look larger and brighter if used correctly. It will also help others to works safely and efficiently. There should always been two different types of lighting in the kitchen - task lighting and ambient lighting.
Durability and functionality should be the top priorities when remodeling a kitchen. Resist any low quality bargains and choose products that would combine low maintenance with long warranty periods. Solid surface countertops, for example, may cost more, but with the correct care, they will be able to look great and provide functionality for a very long time.
It’s easy for most homeowners to get carried away with appliance purchases when they are planning their new kitchen. Appliances are tools used to cook and store food; therefore, a kitchen remodel shouldn’t be focused on these elements. It should be focused on the functionality and design of the entire kitchen instead. Concentrating dollars on long term features that add value, like cabinets and flooring can be very helpful. After this, choose appliances that have been made by trusted brands that have high marks in online reviews and Consumer Reports.