Home Improvement isn’t just a television show. It’s also one of the largest consumer markets in the world. In 2022, experts estimate that over 465 billion dollars will be spent on home improvement in the U.S. alone.
So if you’re thinking about remodeling your home, know that you are far from alone. And if your remodeling plans are stressing you out — especially your plans for the kitchen — know that you are not alone on this front, either.
If you want to learn how to remodel a kitchen without breaking your wallet or your brain, keep reading. We’ll give you some essential tips.
Actually Create a Budget
Before you start tearing stuff apart, you have to think about to what degree a home remodel makes sense for your home. The great thing about home remodeling is it eventually pays for itself once you sell your home. A new kitchen means your home should be worth more.
But, by how much a kitchen upgrade increases your home value is constrained by other factors. If your home is small and located in a less-than-ideal area, having a state-of-the-art kitchen may not help much.
But if you’re planning on staying in this home for the rest of your life, then this is a moot point! You can go all-out….but you still need a budget.
If you’re planning on just repainting the cabinets and upgrading the appliances you may want to bank on spending around $5,000. If you’re doing a complete overhaul, you may need as much as $50,000.
Work Within Your Means
It’s important to understand what’s possible in your home before you start envisioning your dream remodel. You have to think about your home as a larger architectural space before you can start mapping out your kitchen.
If you have a small home with low ceilings, you may not be able to swing a big, contemporary kitchen with an open floor plan and a large island. And you’re not going to be able to outfit your old, colonial-era house with a top-notch oven and stove venting without really changing the infrastructure of your home.
Don’t Even Think About DIY. Find Good Contractors
When making budgeting and design decisions for your kitchen, you are most likely going to need the advice of professionals. This is why you shouldn’t even consider taking on this task by yourself.
It doesn’t matter how competent of a handyman you think you are, we assure you that you will not be able to reroute the plumbing and create custom kitchen joinery as well as the professionals can.
Trust the pros. They’ll save you a lot of money and heartache in the long run.
Know How to Remodel a Kitchen Now?
Hopefully, this quick article has helped you understand how to remodel a kitchen the right way. At the end of the day, all it requires is pragmatism and due diligence to get the job done right. If you need any more tips or advice for your home or your life, be sure to check out the Lifestyle section of our blog!