5 Kitchen Remodel Tips
Remodeling a kitchen can be both exhilarating and daunting. Whether you have dreams of banishing tacky wallpaper and outdated linoleum in favor of a slick contemporary space, or you envision turning a non-functional space into cozy country kitchen, the possibilities are endless. So how do you go from A to Z? Here’s 5 tips to get your kitchen remodel underway:
DIY or Pro? Some of us are just handier than others. Be realistic about how much work you can do on your own, and when you will need to call in the experts.
Set Your Budget. When determining the amount you want to spend on your kitchen remodel, it’s best to research how much each upgrade within the remodel is going to cost. This handy calculator is an absolute lifesaver.
Know Your ROI. The return on investment varies greatly from one kitchen remodel to the next. For basic renovations, the average return hovers around 40-50%, while more involved kitchen remodels can fetch an up to 80%. The local housing market plays a significant role in determining the return on your investment. A little research can go a long way.
Finance Your Remodel. Often times, paying for a remodel upfront is just not feasible. One of the best ways to finance a kitchen remodel is through a Home Equity Line of Credit. Instead of scraping by during a remodel, homeowners who choose a HELOC are afforded some much needed wiggle room.
Anticipate the Unexpected. Speaking of wiggle room, be prepared for a few bumps along the way. Very few kitchen remodels go 100% according to plan and budget. Anticipating an unexpected expense will help limit future frustration if something does arise.
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