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The Truth About Kitchen Renovations: What You Should Know

Jan 27

The Truth About Kitchen Renovations: What You Should Know


We cover many Cedar Park kitchen redesigners' essentials first-timers may forget... and even share some tips that even seasoned remodelers might be surprised by. We'll be discussing the most important project a homeowner can undertake: a kitchen renovation. Here are eight things that you need to consider, from the outlets to the top.


1. It's (extremely) costly.


Remodeling magazine estimates that the average national cost for a mid-range, full-scale kitchen remodel will be $66,000. How much does an average "upscale" remodel run? It can cost as much as $131,000 in certain cases. reports that the most expensive items include cabinetry and hardware (29%), installation (17%), and appliances and ventilation (14%). Remodeling states that a complete remodel won't increase a home's resale values. In fact, they estimate that the average house seller will only recoup 60% of remodeling expenses.


Kitchen remodeling is a case of working smarter and not harder. To make the most of your space, you don't need to move any large hook-ups.


2. Take into account who will be coming along for dinner.


Take the age-old icebreaker "Who would I invite to a dinner?" You will be hosting eight extravagant dinner parties every weekend. Are you a parent who has to feed little children every night? Do you prefer to go out for dinner alone? Do you prefer to cook or bake? When choosing the ovens for your kitchen, consider your culinary preferences and who you will use them. Two ovens might be a good option if you are able to cook and bake simultaneously or host parties frequently. Read our guide on How to Choose between a Cooktop, Wall Oven, and Range in the Kitchen to learn more.


3. The choice of countertops is both aesthetic and practical.


Keep in mind the person you want to be in your kitchen's future when choosing countertops. If you don't mind the material being maintained and won't always look perfect, marble or soapstone can be a good choice. If you are on a budget, however, these materials might not be possible. Are you ready for the ultimate guide to help you choose the right one? These are five questions you should ask when choosing kitchen countertops.


4. You should consider a wall-mounted faucet.


It is easy to be tempted just to buy a basic, deck-mounted faucet without giving it much thought. A wall-mounted faucet, such as Julie's in Brooklyn Heights, is a small decision that can have a huge impact. One, it will be much easier to maintain a clean and dry space around your sink. Learn more in Remodeling 101: Wall-mounted faucets are popular.


5. Your project's less glamorous aspects can either make or break it.


You should also ensure adequate ventilation. Learn more about Ceiling-Mounted Recessed Vents for Kitchens. It is not ideal to cook in a beautiful kitchen that smells or makes it difficult to use the mixer.


6. Ikea cabinets are easy to modify.


There are many styles of cabinets to choose from. Do not get overwhelmed by the number of choices. You only need to know six types of cabinets when you want timeless, durable, and elegant aesthetics. Many new companies are modifying Ikea cabinets, so if you're looking for something more economical but still personal, we recommend Ikea Kitchen Upgrade: There are 11 custom cabinet manufacturers to choose from.


7. A double-bowl basin sink is more difficult than a single bowl sink.


A single-bowl basin sink, for instance, is more compact and will fit in a smaller space. A double-bowl kitchen sink allows you to wash dishes and divide them, wash dirty plates and keep the disposal at your fingertips. You can compare the benefits and drawbacks of single-bowl and double-bowl sinks in your kitchen to help you decide.


Cedar Park Home Remodelers

Cedar Park, Tx

(737) 307 8281