The kitchen is a key room in many households. It's more than just an area for food preparation. Kitchens are used for entertaining, and many homeowners prefer kitchens that are open to other areas of the home. If your current kitchen is closed off and out of date, a remodel may be the right option. Kitchen remodeling can add value to your home and also make the space more enjoyable to use. If you are considering remodeling your kitchen, here are three things to keep in mind.
1. Your Budget
If you are remodeling your kitchen, the first thing that you should consider is your budget. Costs can vary significantly depending on the size of your kitchen, the finishes and appliances you choose, and the cost of labor in your area. Most homeowners spend between $12,594 and $33,118 on kitchen remodels. Remodels can run the gamut from a few basic changes such as refacing the cabinets and painting to completely gutting the space and replacing everything. Layout changes can also add to the total cost of a remodel. High-end finishes and appliances can also increase costs.
2. Return on Investment
When coming up with a plan for remodeling your kitchen, your contractor can help you make choices that will keep you on budget. When setting the budget for your kitchen remodel it's important to consider more than just what you are able to afford. It's also important to think about your return on investment. While a high-end kitchen remodel is a great option for certain neighborhoods, in others you may not see a good return on investment. A minor kitchen remodel offers an 87% return on investment while a major remodel offers an 80% return on investment on average.
3. Your Timeline
Another thing to consider when it comes to kitchen remodels is how long they can take. Chances are that your kitchen plays a major role in your day to day life. During a remodel, you may not be able to cook easily. It's important to prepare for not being able to use your kitchen fully until the renovation is finished. During a kitchen remodel most homeowners are without the use of their kitchen for around six weeks as construction is being completed. The entire process, including planning, typically takes a few months.
If you are remodeling your kitchen, there are a few things to consider. First, it's important to consider your budget. Your contractor can help you find the options that work best for you and that fit in your budget. Before deciding on a remodel, it's also important to consider the return on investment your remodel will give you. Your timeline is also something to take into consideration. You will be without the use of your kitchen for at least a few weeks during construction.