Kitchen renovations can be stressful. Losing access to your kitchen for some time can be difficult, but the end result is worth the temporary inconvenience. The kitchen is the heart of the home. Renovations will greatly impact your property value and your home’s comfort. Here are a few of the common myths about kitchen renovations that you should know about before you embark on this lengthy journey.
It’s the Most Expensive Type of Renovation
Kitchens can be expensive to renovate, but there are many ways you can reduce the cost of your renovation. From choosing different materials to tackling a few DIY projects, cutting costs isn’t as difficult as you would think.
You Have to Get Brand New Appliances
Contrary to popular belief, renovations don’t always call for new appliances. If you’re renovating your home for yourself, you should stick with what you like and save a little money in the process.
You’ll Get a Return On Any Investment
Just as a home can be overbuilt for a neighborhood, a kitchen can be overbuilt for a home. Don’t sink in a disproportionate amount of value into your kitchen compared to the value of your property — no one is going to pay $280,000 for a $200,000 home with an $80,000 kitchen.
It Will Look The Same As in the Showroom
Showrooms are very different atmospheres than your house. For one, they are larger, open and brightly lit. Always consider the actual layout of your kitchen before thinking about whether something will fit in.
You Should DIY Anything You Can
Always be sensible about what you can and can’t do yourself. Things such as painting and staining are simple — installing cabinetry is not. Don’t DIY just to cut corners: DIY where you feel personally capable.
It Can Be Added Later
If there’s something you absolutely need in your kitchen renovation, install it now. It’s going to be far more difficult to go back later and add things, such as appliances; there are too many variables involved.
Kitchen renovations are important. It’s always a good idea to take some time to plan everything out with a professional. Look for members of bath and kitchen buying groups like SEN Design Group to ensure that they have the best training, tools and support to do the job right. They’ll be able to give you a better picture of what’s expected in your neighborhood and how much each renovation will cost.