Remodeling your kitchen always sounds like a great idea, however it can become quite the hassle. A brand new, shiny kitchen is always amazing and will provide you the amount of space you need rather than keeping you trying to force your current kitchen space to work. There's a lot to think about when you are getting ready to rip out one of the most important and complicated rooms in your home. Leaving a big area of your home unable to use for a good amount of time like this can be very inconvenient. Although the biggest factor to consider before beginning this remodel is how much it is going to cost. Once you figure out an estimate of just how much it will cost, then you need to think about the future and if this remodel will reap a good return in a few years if you were to sell your home.
Estimating the price of a kitchen remodel can be very messy and frustrating because there are so many factors to consider. Since there are so many factors, your best bet in order to get an accurate estimate would be to get a quote from an experienced contractor. If a remodel is just an idea you are considering it may be helpful to know that the national average cost for this project is about $22,768. However, this price actually can range anywhere between $12,554 and $34,104 depending on the size of your kitchen and the extent of the remodel.
Your largest portion of your budget will go towards cabinets and hardware. In total this will make up about 30% of your total budget. Keep in mind that you can save money by repairing and repainting your old cabinets if they are still in good condition. Another great way to save money on this project is looking for great deals on appliances.
Will this remodel reap a good return? In most remodeling cases you will not get the entire amount you spent back. Instead of focusing on getting all your money back, focus on getting the best return that you can. There are many remodels you can do that will increase the value of your home once it is sold later on down the road.