For many residents, their home is their castle, so it makes sense that at any given time, there is a homeowner who is looking to make renovations. One of the most popular rooms to renovate is the kitchen; however, this room is also usually the most expensive to remodel.
The following are a few of the factors that go into estimating the cost of a kitchen renovation.
- What type of kitchen you want.
Just like the homes themselves, kitchens can vary widely from one another, ranging from small economy kitchens to luxury, high-end kitchens. If you love to cook and entertain, you will likely want to go for a higher-end kitchen, which will be more expensive, but if you are a busy professional who is rarely home, you might find it more cost-efficient to go for something simpler.
- The level of reconfiguration.
One of the reasons why kitchen renovations are more expensive than renovations of other rooms is the fact that you are dealing not only with cosmetic changing, but you’ve also got to deal with electrical and plumbing. And the less you have to change electrical, and plumbing, the less costly the renovation will be.If you are not making changes to your kitchen’s configuration, the renovations will be much less expensive than if you are making major changes to the configuration. Nevertheless, if changing your kitchen’s configuration is going to help you to get more use or enjoyment out of it, the changes may not only add considerable value to your home but to your life as well.
- Kitchen cabinets.
One of the largest costs in a kitchen renovation is kitchen cabinets. Custom cabinets are beautiful and can help ensure that you get exactly what you want, but they are also the most expensive option. If you are looking for ways to save money, you might ask your contractor about semi-custom kitchen cabinets. These come in a wide variety of styles, and you still may be able to get what you’re looking for at a lower price point.
Countertops are also another big factor in determining the price of a kitchen renovation. Countertops are available in a wide variety of natural stone and synthetic materials that vary in price based on their quality and place of origin.
The quality of the appliances you choose will also greatly affect the cost of your kitchen renovations. While most kitchens will have the standard stove/oven, refrigerator, etc., some homeowners opt to have more luxurious appliances such as a double oven, hood fan, wine chiller, etc. Because there are so many factors that go into determining the final cost of a kitchen renovation, it is important to sit down and figure out exactly what elements are must-haves, which ones are ‘would-likes,’ and which ones are unimportant to you. Doing this will help you to keep your kitchen renovations on a budget.
If you are considering a kitchen renovation and would like a free estimate, contact Kitchens Inc. today. A member of our team would be happy to help you.