Kitchen Remodeling - Questions to Ask Before You Begin
Remodeling your kitchen is a big decision in which you could probably use some sound advice. Questions that you need to have answered include:
How much will a kitchen remodeling job cost?
Will I be able to recoup my expenditures if I sell my house?
Can I change the layout of my kitchen?
The answers to these questions will help you to decide, first, if you should remodel your kitchen, and second, how you should remodel your kitchen. Our kitchen design center has experts on hand to answer any of your specific questions. It's best if you consulted with us early in the decision making process of remodeling your kitchen. But, here are some generic answers to the above questions.
The cost of a kitchen remodeling job can vary widely, depending on the extent of the remodel. For the average $350,000 Hamilton home a complete kitchen remodel will range from $20-30,000 for a complete remodel with all new appliances. You can easily spend over $100,000 if you desire top-of-the-line cabinets, appliances, countertops,etc, or if you desire a gourmet kitchen. You can reduce the cost of your kitchen remodeling job by doing some of the work yourself, but if you’re spending this kind of money, you want the total product to look professional, and unless you are an expert, it’s best to let skilled professionals complete the work.
The general consensus is that you will recoup around 90% of the money spent on a kitchen remodel. While this may be a significant factor if you are planning to sell your house in the near future, it should also factor any time you decide to remodel your kitchen. Kitchen remodeling will also give you a great return in the satisfaction and pleasure that you will get from living with and working in a new kitchen. This should be the main factor in deciding whether or not to remodel your kitchen.
Any kitchen layout can be changed, the question is: How much will you spend to make the changes? You should consider changing the layout of your kitchen if your house is more than 20 to 30 years old because kitchen functions and prominence have changed over time; or if, after living in your house for a while, you find the layout needs to be improved.
This is were our expert kitchen designers can help you with your decisions. One of our designers will walk you through the kitchen remodel process, take your ideas, give them shape, and present options that you may have never considered. The designer can give you a 3 dimensional view of any design ideas, change the cabinets, countertops, and other details with the click of a button; helping you to visualize exactly what your new kitchen will look like. It’s much easier and cheaper to change any items on a computer screen during the design process than it is when the installation is taking place, or after your kitchen has been installed.
Our Hamilton kitchen designers are familiar with all the newest trends in kitchen designs, know the latest options in green materials, and are up to date on new products for the kitchen. Their knowledge will save you a lot of legwork or computer searching, when you decide to remodel your kitchen. If you begin your kitchen remodeling project by consulting with us at Kitchen Cabinets Hamilton, you’ll likely be surprised with the insight they will give your whole kitchen project.
For some visual ideas be sure to visit the Hamilton Kitchen Design Gallery.