Upgrading your kitchen and bathroom doesn't have to be expensive. With a bit of creativity and some DIY know-how, you can give your home a makeover without breaking the bank. But, it's important to understand the costs associated with a remodel before you start. The cost of remodeling a kitchen can vary greatly depending on where you live and the scope of the project.
For instance, you can paint kitchen cabinets, change accessories and replace countertops for a fraction of the cost of a full remodel.One couple from Massachusetts found an advertisement for a kitchen showroom that was moving and selling a full-floor model. This was an economical way to get the look they wanted without spending too much. However, if you plan to stay in your home for 10 or 15 years, kitchens and bathrooms are what sells houses. Therefore, make sure that your investments in kitchen remodeling are fully focused on building an updated infrastructure.Homebuilding experts suggest that you only spend on remodeling your kitchen the amount you expect to recover when you sell your home, if you expect to sell it in the next five years.
Your biggest cost investment for kitchen remodeling is usually cabinets, which typically consume 25 percent of your budget. Even if you don't plan to live in your house for a long time, remodeling the kitchen could add tremendous market value to the house if you plan to sell it.Whenever you watch Gordon Ramsay, Paula Deen, Rachael Ray and Tom Colicchio preparing delicious food on YouTube, you pay as much attention to the color of the kitchen furniture and its attractiveness, simple but aesthetic, as to the amount of salt that is added. And, if you're looking for a cheaper way to renovate your home, bedroom and living room renovations generally cost less than kitchens and bathrooms.YouTube is full of videos that show how to replace kitchen cabinets, how to remake countertops, how to select the right refrigerator for your home and how to choose the right colors for a new paint job. Labor costs, according to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, can range from 20 to 35% of the total budget.
However, one of the first questions homeowners will consider when planning a kitchen remodel will be the price - what they can expect to pay and more importantly - what they can afford.When it comes to budgeting for a kitchen or bathroom remodel, there are several factors that need to be taken into consideration. First off, determine how much money you have available for the project. Then decide what type of materials you want to use and how much labor will be required. Finally, research local contractors or suppliers who can provide quality materials at competitive prices.By taking these steps into account before starting your project, you can ensure that your kitchen or bathroom remodel will be completed within budget.
With careful planning and research, you can create an updated look without breaking the bank.