Once you have decided to renovate your kitchen, the next step is to determine the scope of your project. Whether it will be a minor, mid-range or major renovation will be based on whether you will opt to update all elements of your kitchen or pick and choose the most important ones. Here is an example of what you can do with three different kitchen renovation budgets.
Minor Renovation, $20,000 to $40,000:
- Switch a few appliances to new, energy-efficient ones.
- Purchase a new mid-priced sink and faucet.
- 'Keep cabinetry boxes but reface doors and drawers and replace hardware.
- Replace laminate countertops.
- Replace vinyl floors with newer materials.
- Re-paint kitchen wall trim.
Mid-Range Renovation, $50,000 to $60,000:
- Replace all appliances for new energy-efficient ones.
- Switch to double-bowl sink.
- Install semi-custom made wood cabinetry.
- Install custom lighting.
- Replace island countertop.
- Install new flooring.
- Re-paint walls, trim and ceiling.
Major Renovation, $70,000+:
- Switch to all energy-efficient built-in appliances.
- Add high-end sink and faucets.
- Install custom wood cabinetry with interior accessories.
- Install under-cabinet lighting.
- Replace all countertop surfaces.
- Redo trim.
- Re-paint walls and ceiling.
No matter what the scope of your kitchen renovation is, many contractors and designers encourage replacing outdated countertop materials with natural stone to increase the value of your home and to get the highest ROI (return on investment).
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Photos are via Signature Kitchens & Baths
First kitchen is by Cabinet Factory Outlet Plus;
Second kitchen is by Addison Interiors.