Lowe’s Custom Kitchen Design & Remodel Services
Remodeling a kitchen is a great way to breathe new life into a home as well as significantly increase its value, but experts note that some people have only the vaguest notions of how much they should spend. If the structure is sound, you don’t have to toss out the whole cabinet: just get good measurements and find a style of door you like, and order it online, says John Gerard , author of Renovate Your Kitchen the Smart Way: How to Plan, Execute and Save Money During Your Kitchen Remodel It’s a whole new look for a fraction of the price.
Pull-out countertops: If you need more room to prepare food or chop vegetables, you can have a countertop contractor install a counter extension that you can flip or pull out when you need it. You’ll get more prep space without constantly bumping into it or reducing the space in your kitchen.
William Fadul, Co-Owner, MOSAIC Group, tells us that his estimate of $50,000 to $75,000 applies to a 12’x16′ kitchen and involves pretty much everything that homeowners want in a mid-range remodel: new semi-custom cabinets; all-new appliances (budgeted around $6,000); granite or solid-surface counters; lay new floors or tie-in existing floors; even minor structural work; and much more.
And last but certainly not least, the complexity of your remodeling project is a crucial determining factor in the cost of your home remodel because this is where all of the details come into play such as the age of your home, building permits, the need for structural changes and special labor and/or materials.
What you wanted to change about your old kitchen: It wasn’t terrible because we’ve only lived in our home for eight years but there were a few things that hadn’t been done when we moved in. We wanted something clean, fresh, and bright, with enough countertop space so that we could cook and the kids could help a little bit.