Wednesday, July 23, 2014
When it comes to renovating your home, especially in your kitchen there are certain updates and upgrades that give you a large return on your investment. There are also a great deal of ways to waste your money when it comes to kitchen renovations. Consider the following when looking into remodeling your kitchen.
The first and best use of resources is to hire a contractor that specializes in kitchen renovations. A kitchen contractor can save you a ton of time and money. Even with the added expense of a contractor it will amaze you how much less you will spend on your remodel over what it would cost you to do it on your own. Kitchen contractors have experience that will save time and in turn money as well as connections when it comes to materials needed to create a space that is desired.
When it comes to kitchen renovations the biggest bang for your buck is the kitchen countertops. Granite, Corian and Silestone are all popular options in materials for counters. A decent countertop can cost upwards of four thousand dollars all of which is easily recouped in the increased home value that will occur with your updated kitchen.
To avoid the cost of new cabinets consider cabinet door re-facing. This gives you all the benefits of new cabinets without the considerable expense that goes along with them. New cabinet doors can change the entire look of your kitchen. Along with cabinet re-facing consider updating the hardware on the cabinetry throughout the kitchen. This is a fairly inexpensive update that offers a great deal of change in the look and function of the kitchen.
Another renovation within the kitchen that offers a big bang for your buck is kitchen flooring. Vinyl kitchen flooring dates not only a kitchen but the entire home. Upgrade kitchen flooring to ceramic, hardwood or bamboo. Flooring is expensive. Finding discontinued flooring for your kitchen is one way to offset the expense. If you are not set on a certain look, color, feel or material this may be the way to go. Look at different home improvement stores. When you find something that interested you, even if discontinued ask if there is any way to have shipments from other stores sent to your local store. If this is not a possibility it may be worth a short drive to collect the materials needed to complete a new kitchen floor for your home.