Do you cringe at the very thought of how much money you could potentially shell out for an entire kitchen remodel project?
According to a Remodeling magazine survey, the average price of a major kitchen remodel is estimated to cost more than $67,000-with a resale value of just over $50,000. And you can underestimate the makeover's cost by as much as 40% percent.
A newest trend in home remodeling is the mini-remodel keeping the focus on separate updates one at a time rather than doing everything at once. So, instead of gutting your entire kitchen and starting from scratch, consider the smaller projects that can breathe new life into this space without breaking the bank-or your spirit.
This is arguably your home's most used plumbing fixture and a simple update can yield wonders for the entire kitchen. A pullout faucet simplifies prep and cleanup, hot and cold dispensers provide instantaneous water and a bar faucet provides an additional option.
Refacing Cabinets - Cabinet refacing is cheaper than all new cabinets. Kitchen cabinet refacing involves the replacement of the door and drawer fronts (with new) plus installing a veneer of new wood over the existing cabinets. This is usually done with your existing countertops in place if they are in good shape.
For something of a bit higher quality - Reface your cabinets without using veneers. You can get a brand-new kitchen in an affordable price, by replacing cabinet doors and drawers that are custom-built with soft close slides and high-end quality lacquer finish moldings.
An updated light or lighting system can change the way you look at things in your kitchen-literally.
From an ENERGY STAR-rated ceiling fixture and track lighting to a mini chandelier or pendant lighting over the kitchen table, never underestimate the power of proper lighting anywhere in your home-particularly in the kitchen.
The kitchen remodel doesn't have to be as daunting an event as it sounds. Even a small update can work wonders for your home's favorite meeting place and most popular room.
For more information on a mini-remodel, contact Cabinetry by Kenneth C Lewis.
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