Lois Duke. Furniture. October 27th , 2018.
Budget: The good news regarding a kitchen renovation is that it tends to be a good investment. The Appraisal Institute of Canada estimates that a kitchen renovation will return 75-100% of your investment if you were to turn around and sell your home. However, the sky is never the limit, even for Donald Trump. Just as you would plan your company's annual marketing budget, you need to develop a budget for your kitchen renovation. A general rule of thumb for how much to spend on a kitchen renovation is up to 10-15% of the value of your home. But don't feel like you have to spend that much; if you can do more with less, do it. For example, if your cabinets are in the right location and sturdy but just tired and outdated, consider refacing them. Refacing comes in at about 50-75% of the cost of new custom cabinetry.
Before initiating that DIY kitchen remodel, you may want to think of the following aspects:
But incorrect assumptions can just as easily be made by the homeowner. A homeowner handed a water filter kit to the contractor and asked him to install it. The homeowner had read on the box that the water filter was good for the whole house and could be fitted on the main water supply. When she returned at the end of the day, the contractor had installed it under the kitchen sink. She'd never told him where it was to go, she had just assumed that he knew it was meant for the entire house.
Toronto architect Jacqueline Rhee says that when she sits down with potential clients and they say to her, \"Design us something gorgeous,\" she has to explain that they aren't giving her enough information. She says, \"What their idea of 'gorgeous' is and what I might have in mind could very well be two different things. Maybe they want French Country, but I have an idea that they might prefer a sleek contemporary kitchen.\" The more direction clients can give their designer about their likes, dislikes and what their goals for the space are, the better the design can live up to their expectations.
Of course saving money is not the only reason to choose a do-it-yourself renovation. Another reason is that you will have total control of the entire remodeling process. Whereas if you hiring a pro and decide you want to make changes prior to completion it cost you even more. By maintaining control of your kitchen remodeling, you You can change you plans at any time, usually without any issues.
Kitchen renovations don't necessarily have to take a lot of your time or cost too much. If you lack the time and budget to carry out a complete revamp, from the kitchen floor to the ceiling, you can avoid all that unnecessary work. There are lots of inexpensive and simple things you could perform by yourself.
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