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Jan 27

There are some things you should know about renovating your kitchen


We discuss several Cedar Park kitchen remodelers basics that first-timers might not know... and also share some things even seasoned renovators may be surprised to hear. This week, we will be discussing a major project that homeowners may undertake: a kitchen remodel. There are eight things you should consider, right down to the outlets.


1. It's (extremely) costly.


Remodeling magazine reports that the national average price for a kitchen remodel is $66,000. What is the average cost of an "upscale" remodel? In some cases, this can run up to $131,000 states that cabinetry and hardware are the most costly items (29%) and installation (17%) respectively. Appliances and ventilation, on the other hand, are 14 percent more expensive. Remodeling claims that a complete remodel will not always increase the resale value of a house. On average, sellers can only recover 60% of remodeling costs.


It's important to work smarter when it comes down to kitchen remodeling. You can leave the layout as it is and not have to move any of the major hook-ups. (See Remodeling 101, The U-Shaped Kitchen and 10 Examples or Remodeling 101, The L-Shaped Kitchen) Or you can do the sourcing yourself and make a big impact on your budget.


2. Think about who you will invite to dinner.


Think about the old icebreaker, "Who would you invite for a dinner party?" Are you hosting elaborate dinners for eight every weekend? Do you need to feed small children every night? Do you prefer to eat alone? Are you a baker or a cook? Or do you like to do both? When making renovation decisions, think about your culinary needs. If you plan to cook and bake at the same time or entertain often, it might be worth considering two ovens. For more information, see our guide How to Choose Between a Cooktop, Range, and Wall Oven in the Kitchen.


3. Your countertops should be chosen based on aesthetics as well as practicality.


Consider who your countertop will be used for in the future. If you aren't concerned about a material that will need to be maintained, soapstone or marble are great choices. These materials may not be affordable if you have a limited budget. Do you want to know which one is right for you? Here are five things to think about when it comes to kitchen countertops.


4. Wall-mounted faucets are the best option.


You might be tempted to choose a simple deck-mounted faucet and not think about it. Installing a wall-mounted faucet can make a big difference in your home, as Julie did in her Brooklyn Heights apartment. It will make it easier to keep the area around your sink clean and dry. Read Remodeling 101 to learn more. Wall-mounted faucets are highly praised.


5. It is possible to make or break your project by focusing on the less glamorous aspects.


Make sure you have adequate ventilation. (Learn more about Ceiling Mounted Recessed Kitchen Vents). There are outlets as well as big-picture features such as tiling and countertops. (See Where to Locate Electrical Outlets in the Kitchen Edition). It's not a good idea to cook in a kitchen that is too hot or requires you to use the mixer on the ground.


6. Ikea cabinets can be modified.


There are many cabinet designs to choose from. There are many options, but don't let them overwhelm you. When it comes to timeless and durable aesthetics, there are only six types of cabinets you need to know about. There are many companies that modify Ikea cabinets. If you are looking for something affordable but still bespoke, there are eleven custom cabinet companies.


7. It is much more difficult to clean a double-bowl sink than a single-bowl one.


For example, a single-bowl sink looks sleeker and can fit better into a small space. Double-bowl sinks, on the contrary, allow you to easily divide and conquer your dishes, wash vegetables away from greasy plates, and have easy access to the disposal. To help you make a decision, consider the pros and cons of single-bowl vs. dual-bowl kitchen sinks.


Cedar Park Home Remodelers

Cedar Park, Tx

(737) 307 8281