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Remodel Your Kitchen on a Budget

Posted by Jeff Sallan on Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 10:05am.

Somersett KitchenWhether your budget for your kitchen remodel is $500 or $15,000, you can make changes that update your space. Here are some things to consider when planning your kitchen remodel. 

1. Focus on Important Areas. What is in serious need of updating? Do you have olive green cabinets or appliances? Cracked laminate counters? Is your sink chipped and stained? Pick the area that will have the biggest impact and go from there. 

2. DIY vs. Contractor. If you're handy, you can save money by taking on DIY projects. But if installing a new dishwasher or refinishing your cabinets completely overwhelms you, consider hiring a professional. For major remodels, a contractor can be a huge asset. They can keep the project on schedule, complete work that is up to code, and many guarantee their work. 

3. Minor Updates. If you're on a limited budget consider painting, updating hardware, adding a decorative backsplash, replacing flooring, refinishing or painting cabinets, replacing the faucet or appliance. 

4. Don't Move Appliances. If you're doing a major kitchen remodel, it is much more expensive to move major appliances because you'll have to move the plumbing and electrical. 

5. Major Updates. More expensive updates that make a big difference in a kitchen include new appliances, opening a wall to an eat in dining area or living area, and replacing counter tops or cabinets. 

If you are updating your kitchen in order to sell your home, remember that neutral options tend to show best. Be sure not to over-remodel your kitchen. A $75,000 kitchen remodel is awkward in a $300,000 home with no other updates. Your money will be better spent over a series of projects throughout the home. If you're planning to sell, call us at 775-453-4568. We would be honored to help you. 

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