The kitchen is one of the selling points of the house. If you want to improve the resale value of your home, then you need to do some kitchen remodeling. Many people think that kitchen remodeling is an expensive project, to begin with. The truth is, you don’t necessarily need to spend a lot of money to upgrade your kitchen. Some resourcefulness and creativity can help you save a lot of money.
If you are planning to start a kitchen remodeling project, you need to make sure you avoid these costly mistakes:
Overspending – You need to set a kitchen remodeling budget and stick with it. Do not overspend as doing so can affect the resale value of your home, especially if you are planning to sell the house after a few months. A low-end kitchen remodeling project may cost around $2,000. For high-end upgrades, you are looking for at least $10,000 and up. Of course, you do need to consider other factors such as the theme and size of the kitchen.
Too much expectation – You can’t make a 50-years old kitchen modern. That would require a lot of money. Well, it wouldn’t be much of a problem if you have a lot of budget. If you are working with a limited budget, then you should set your expectation low. Might as well preserve the vintage vibe of the kitchen and repair only what is necessary such as replacing the counter top, kitchen fixtures, plumbing, and the likes.
Replacing the gas and water lines – One basic rule when remodeling your home; if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it. Replacing gas and water lines can be very expensive.
Replacing the hardware – Just because the kitchen door, cabinets, knobs, and pulls look old do not necessarily mean you need to replace them. You can salvage them by applying new paint and finishes. It entails a bit of resourcefulness and creativity and you will surely save a lot of money.
Just because you are doing a kitchen remodeling does not necessarily mean you need to go over and beyond your budget. In fact, most of the works are do-it-yourself. For extensive remodeling, you might want to ask professional help.
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