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How Much To Expect To Spend on A Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodeling costs tend to be determined by numerous factors, so it’s generally fairly difficult to be able to suggest a specific range for the budget. Updating the kitchen with a new backsplash, countertops, and cabinetry will be far less expensive than a total kitchen replacement. Changing the layout of the kitchen and relocating major appliances or plumbing will also add more costs to your overall amount. There are also a wide range of prices associated with countertops, appliances, tile, flooring, and many of the other elements that you will be incorporating into your remodel.

Homeowners should consider how their family uses the kitchen, as well as how long they expect that they will be living in the home. They may also want to consider if there is a certain rate of financial return for their improvement on their home. They should think about the impact that the investment will have on their home’s value in correlation with the neighboring homes in their area. These are all elements that are going to add up in the price over the period of time, especially if you don’t want to risk making your remodel too dated.

Using Hanley-Wood’s Cost Versus Value online annual report may be able to help with provide more specific cost data that is gathered from the major cities in the country, based on a range of information about residential remodeling projects. Homeowners should note that ensuring that their kitchen doesn’t look outdated is going to become a very challenging task. The trends associated for kitchens tend to come and go. What may be popular right now may not be popular at all in the future, so the design elements are done at your own risk.

Many homeowners prefer to use traditional designs and incorporate natural colors. The concept of traditional cabinets and related elements have not changed that much over the past 15 years and don’t tend to date themselves too often. However, the wood and finish have changed greatly over time, so you might want to do some research on what looks the most updated. Granite and natural stone countertops are also fairly popular. They do not change that much and most homeowners can trust that they will remain popular for the next few years.

Ultimately, you are only going to spend as much on a kitchen remodel as you are willing to invest into it. If you are working on a budget, then consider using elements and items that may be more affordable. Additionally, you might want to consider handling some of the remodeling project on your own since many of the elements of a kitchen remodel can be handled on a DIY basis. Although contractors may be able to provide you with some insight into the estimated costs, it’s important to keep in mind that these are just estimates and the pricing may greatly depend on your choices.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.