Average Cost Kitchen Remodel – Undertaking a kitchen remodel is one of the home improvements that is touted time and time again as a good investment. On average you can expect it to reap about 60%-90% of it’s cost back and in sensible choices it will make more when you sell than it cost. The things is, they are very expensive.
Average Cost of a Kitchen Remodel and More….
Everyone has their dream kitchen, even football watching, chicken wing munching macho men! The fact is we love kitchens. We love hanging out at the fridge drinking OJ in the morning, watching the birds out in the garden at the breakfast bar, cooking up a storm for home dinner date. The kitchen is an awesome addition to a home and it is no surprise that it is often the centerpiece and a part that makes or breaks a home.
I’ll admit, a large part of my decision to move into my new house is based on the awesome layout of the kitchen so I am a part of this too!
So how much does an average remodel cost? – From what I can see it sits somewhere between $15,000 – $25,000 obviously depending on a lot of factors such as size, work involved, materials picked etc etc.
But what about your kitchen? Shelling out $20k and expecting the value of your home to just rise by that amount is a risk. Of course it gets worse if you borrowed that $20k and you have to factor the interest into it too.
Now, you may not be thinking about the selling aspect, you may be planning to live in your home and pass it onto your cat when you leave this planet! Still, $20k is a bit of a bolt of cash seepage to deal with.
That means you need to get it right! I thought I would share a few tips for you to consider.
- Don’t buy the most expensive appliances. Mid range looks just as good and in many cases performs well too. Just read as many reviews and get as many opinions as you can.
- If it s avoidable do not move your sink, this is a huge expense!
- Put in a window if the kitchen is dark and lacking light. French doors and a small deck is an expense that could be worth spending too.
- Plan your dream kitchen and then let the family and friends amend your ideas so it isn’t ridiculously personal. Others need to use the kitchen.
- Appliances that have been on show and slightly damaged are sometimes sold off for 50% or more off sticker price.
- Consider hiring a man direct, they could well be cheaper than home depot or the big companies.
- Visit as many other kitchens as you can and take notes. Your friends will think you are weird but they probably do already!
- Consider accessibility to cupboards, space to move around with more than one person cooking and counter space for prep work.
- Multi-use appliances can save a lot of space. A great example of this is a stove -top and oven. With that you don’t need a bread maker, a pop corn popper, a steam oven, a griddle and all those extras! Just buy the right cooking equipment.
So how much have you spent in the past on a kitchen remodel? Do you have any tips to share?
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Thanks for reading.