Kitchen Remodeling Budget Tips


There are many ways to make your dreams a reality. You might decide to use personal savings or take out a personal loan. If you are purchasing the house while you are considering remodeling, you may want to incorporate the cost of your project into your mortgage. Whatever your situation, there are financial solutions to make your dream a reality. 

Here are some things to think about: 

When considering a budget for your total kitchen project, it's recommended that it not exceed 20% of your home's total value. And should you ever decide to put your home on the market, it's estimated that 85% of any money spent on kitchen remodeling is recouped. 

An average kitchen costs somewhere between $15,000 and $26,000, including design, products and installation. Of course, you could spend much more or less depending on your selections. 

It's always important to remember when considering ways to save money to not sacrifice quality for a cheaper route! The worst thing you can say after the completion of a project is "I wish we would have..."

*2002 Design Trends Survey Update for NKBA by Sovereign Marketing Research, Fifth Avenue, New York. 

12 comments (Add your own)

1. Luisito wrote:
in order for you to get grease setrak' you had to use harsh soap; and washed it after cook oil splattered or it got on; you took the shine out by using the detergent you used .. its damaged.. it can't; but you can make entire surface dull by doing the same thing to all over..and order to remove grease setrak its oxidized oil.. so you need solvent of type .. then use dish washing liquid of sort to clean the solvent .. you can in theory contact the factory and complain.. and get new cabinet..

Sun, June 3, 2012 @ 5:37 AM

2. Narendra wrote:
Kristin- I torn out the bathroom ptriuce you have on the list 2nd from the bottom. Plan on doing it after the 1st of the year. I have a maple vanity I want to paint dark brown- keeping my fingers crosses that it turns out. I love following your projects!

Sun, June 3, 2012 @ 12:56 PM

3. Slim wrote:
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Sun, June 3, 2012 @ 6:12 PM

4. Ibs wrote:
Thanks for the great advice. One other thing that's iomrptant is to check with the state contractors licensing site to make sure they are licensed and properly insured. In fact, I'd make that a priority before hiring any contractor.

Sun, June 3, 2012 @ 8:21 PM

5. Alex wrote:
I saw on a remodeling show to use a heitnag tool and a putty knife. There is another tool that looks like a large saber saw but has a blade on it that peels off thick paint. Ask at a hardware store to see what will work the best for you

Sun, June 3, 2012 @ 11:48 PM

6. Murshad wrote:
If you have an L shaped coteunr. You measure from the corner to each end. Bring in both measurements to the store.The measurements should equal the combined cabinet measurements.You need to add 1 1/2" for an overhang at the end, where it's open.(where it doesn't end into a wall).At appliance openings, (like for a stove) the coteunr top stops even with the cabinet edge below it.

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Wed, June 6, 2012 @ 12:12 AM

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Wed, June 6, 2012 @ 1:44 AM

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