Kitchen remodeling remains a popular choice for homeowners looking to give their homes a refresh in 2018. Not only are kitchens a focal point of the home, but they continue to be a big draw for home buyers as well.
If you’ve decided to tackle this as your next project, but you’re not sure what to expect, here is a list of frequently asked questions for kitchen remodeling.
It’s probably the most common question, but one of the hardest to answer because every kitchen is going to be different. The range can be anywhere from $4,000 for a small job, to $30,000 for a complete rehaul. To break it down further, cabinetry and hardware are one of the largest expenses, while faucets, walls, and lighting are some of the lowest expenses. Don’t let these prices scare you off, though—the average homeowner recoups 75% of their costs when it comes time to sell the house.
It depends on the complexity of the total project and the degree of customization. Custom cabinets, which have to be uniquely constructed to fit your kitchen’s dimensions, can take up to ten weeks to get to your home. Once there, installation can often be completed in two weeks or less. On the other hand, repainting your kitchen can be arranged and finished within the space of a week. The easiest way to get a more accurate timeline is to discuss the details and scope of your remodeling project with a professional remodeling contractor.
Keep in mind that, while this is happening, you may not be able to make much use of your kitchen. While it’s always possible to keep a fridge and microwave in the garage, you may want to avoid overlapping your kitchen remodel with your annual 15-person Christmas dinner.
Not every contractor is the right fit for every kitchen. Talk to kitchen remodeling contractors about the typical projects they’ve done in the past—how big were they? How long did it take? Do they offer the cabinets/counter/flooring you’re interested in? Can they provide you with the contact info for satisfied clients? Does their portfolio of past work match the aesthetic you envision for your future kitchen? Etc.
If this quick-guide FAQ hasn’t covered your questions, contact our showroom in Peabody or give Bob Fabrizio a call. We can help you figure out a timeline, budget, and scope for your kitchen remodeling project.