It is possible to update your kitchen on a budget. Remodeling a kitchen can turn out to be one of the most expensive projects in a home, as the price of new cabinets, new appliances, new plumbing, new counters, and installation can all add up to a hefty price tag. Of course often a kitchen is what sells a home, and considering the kitchen is one of the most lived in rooms in a home this makes sense.
If you are considering selling your home and do not have a lot of money to pour into it to prepare it for sale, consider some low-cost improvements that will update your kitchen without breaking the bank.
The kitchen sink is a great place to start. Faucets are in and come in a wide variety of modern forms these days. A simple faucet replacement can make the area around your sink look new.
Cabinet knobs and drawer pulls offer another inexpensive kitchen upgrade. Every kitchen has them and changing the knobs and drawer pulls out can give a fresh look to your cabinets.
Examine the interior of your cabinets. Can you replace your current shelves with glide out shelving? Can the space inside your cabinets and cupboards be reconfigured without total replacement?
A lot of people feel that granite is the only way to go with counter tops. There are other options that are less expensive and equally attractive. Consider engineered surfaces if you counters must be replaced.
The more the bones of your kitchen remain the same the less expensive remodeling it will be. Updating kitchens and bathrooms is the most effective way to achieve a return on your investment.
The statistics for the 2011 – 2012 remodel cost vs. value model delineates cost-to-construction benchmarks for a set of common remodeling projects, then estimates how much of that investment will be recovered at resale in today’s market.