1. Demolition and Removal
If your cabinetry or countertops require a full removal or demolition of their existing structure, your labor costs could be higher. After all, these remodelling processes are more time-consuming and labor-intensive for your installers to perform.
2. Cabinets & Millwork
In general, cabinetry equates to a third of your remodelling budget. Custom cabinets or semi-custom cabinets are the best choices for improving your home’s value since they are designed to fit perfectly into your kitchen and make a great first impression.
Refacing your existing cabinets is an economical option that will improve your kitchen’s overall appearance. Be aware that if you expand the current footprint of your cabinetry’s layout, the cost will rise.
Hardware in carpentry refers to handles, knobs, doors and drawer mechanisms. The hardware you choose for your kitchen and how you choose to lay it across will make or break the entire look.
4. Countertops & Backsplash
The price of new countertops differs widely based on materials. Stone surfaces, like quartz and granite, are the most durable, but also the most expensive. Solid surface and laminate are less costly but require more maintenance. Ceramic tiles are generally an affordable backsplash alternative, depending on their brand and the complexity of the tiling layout.
Keeping your existing kitchen appliances can save you money in the short-term. If your stove, oven, dishwasher or fridge isn’t Energy Star-certified, however, you should consider upgrading them. Energy-efficient appliances pay for themselves over time by lowering your utility bills, and they help to preserve the environment, too. Additional electrical rewiring may be required to accommodate Energy Star appliances.
Maintaining your existing plumbing is an excellent way to reduce costs. You can still invest in new appliances, sinks and faucets as long as you install them in the current plumbing positions. If your remodelling design requires the installation of new pipes or you’re changing your kitchen’s floor plan, be prepared to pay a plumber for labor and the necessary plumbing parts.
7. Lighting and Electrical
A kitchen under construction is a prime candidate for electrical rewiring. So, if you want to install undercabinet lights, add outlets and fixtures or change your floorplan, your remodel is an excellent occasion to call up an electrician.
The cost of flooring depends on whether you’re replacing a few cracked tiles or doing a complete overhaul of your existing flooring. If you’re opting for the latter, the price will depend on your kitchen’s square footage and the flooring material you’ve chosen. Vinyl is generally the most affordable option. While ceramic tile, laminate, cork and hardwood tend to cost more, they can also increase your home’s value.
9. Finishing & Painting
Applying a fresh coat of paint to your kitchen’s walls and baseboards is an easy way to spruce up the room at minimal cost. A few cans of paint and brushes make a long-lasting impact on your walls at low cost.
Home staging is the preparation of a private residence for sale in the real estate marketplace. The goal of staging is to make a home appealing to the highest number of potential buyers, thereby selling a property more swiftly and for more money
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