Three Ways To Simplify Your Kitchen Remodel

Published On September 13, 2017 | By admin | Home Decor

Are you thinking maybe it is about time to renovate your home? Perhaps you feel like things are getting a little stale or boring; maybe it is just time for a change.  Or maybe you feel like some aspects are outdated and it is time to update.  

Well, if any of these things are true, then Renovco kitchen remodeling might be just what the doctor ordered.  A kitchen remodel is one of the most popular type of home reno job as it offers a variety of work that can both increase quality of life and the value of your home overall.

BUDGETING A KITCHEN REMODEL

But realizing that you want to renovate is one thing. It really is a completely new headache trying to conceptualize and plan and then activate that plan. To help keep things under control, then, it is best to start with a budget.

And the first thing you need to know about a kitchen remodeling budget is that you should look to spend no more than 15 percent of your home’s total value.  Most people start with a budget of 10 percent of your home’s value.  A home with a value of 300,000, then, should bear a kitchen remodel investment of no more than $30,000.  

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

However you decide upon your budget, the next thing you need to know is where that money needs to go.  Here are several ways you could spend that money:

  • Refrigerator and/or freezer
  • Oven and/or stove and/or range
  • Countertops
  • Cabinets
  • Fixtures
  • Lighting
  • Paint
  • Flooring
  • Dishwasher
  • Plumbing

Depending upon the way your home is set up, this list could be much longer or shorter, of course.  In addition, you should also consider which jobs take the longest and/or cost the most.  Some work, for example, might be better done in stages so as to minimize the potential inconvenience to your family.

PLAN TO GET AHEAD

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen there really is no such thing as too much planning. As the old adage goes: “measure twice, cut once.” With that in mind, here are a few things you can do to stay ahead of the work:

  • Measure all hallways and doors. Basically, make sure that you can maneuver your new refrigerator (or whatever) into your home and into place
  • Remember that the kitchen gets more traffic than any other room so you want to leave at least 48 inches of width in a home with two cooks
  • In addition to width, also remember that opening cabinets and drawers also requires a little extra space

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