Kitchen and bathroom renovations top the list of improvements for increasing the value of a home. But this labor-intensive remodeling can get expensive.
Budget-minded homeowners are finding cheaper solutions in the $10,000 to $20,000 range by making do with existing appliances and fixtures, refinishing kitchen cabinets and shopping for bargains.
The cheapest and easiest part of a kitchen overhaul is changing the countertops.
To reduce costs, you can replace the kitchen cabinet doors with more contemporary designs in a white oak veneer. It is far less expensive to refinish or reface old cabinets.
If the cabinets are in good shape except for their hinges and faded color reface or refinsih. Buying all new cabinets costs three times as much as buying new doors.
For refacing or refinishing kitchen cabinets contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C. Lewis.
Excerpts - Nashua Telegraph