Summer is the busiest time for home improvement projects and, after a few years of a down economy, it looks like more people will take the plunge in the summer of 2011.
Kitchen remodeling is the number one project that people take on.
It is also the best return for your investment.
You can get as much as an 85% return on your money and it can cost as little as a few thousand dollars for things like re-facing cabinets and a fresh coat of paint.
A good rule of thumb is never spend more than 20 percent of your home's value on any re-modeling job, especially if you are thinking about selling in the next few years.
"Understand exactly what the market is, do they have granite countertops, do they have stainless steel appliances, because the last thing you want to do is price yourself out of the market because that is going to cut into your return," Hicks, from Angies List, said.
In general, you can expect an 85% return on your kitchen re-model when you sell your home.
In the meantime, you get the benefits of a better kitchen, which for most families is the "heart of the home."
Kitchen remodeling on a budget
Just about everybody can make their kitchen their own dream kitchen space without breaking the bank or causing a divorce. Here are some suggestions to do kitchen remodeling on a budget.
1. Add a fresh coat of paint
2. Order new doors or fronts for your appliances
3. Refacing your cabinets or replacing the doors
4. Replace the cabinet hardware with high end hardware
5. Replace your sink or just the faucet
Original article on 9news.com Written by Jack Maher