Time for a New Kitchen?

The kitchen is on the most popular rooms in the house to remodel. A minor kitchen remodel has a cost-value ratio of 75%; a major kitchen reno will have a cost-value ratio of 68.9%.  Here are three questions that you need to ask yourself before you get a new kitchen.

  1. What does you dream kitchen look like? Make a list of everything you want in you kitchen, including floors, counter tops. appliances. fixtures, backsplash, etc. Check magazines for ideas or go online for inspiration, www.houzz.com is a great site for home design.
  2. How much of it can you afford?

Basic upgrade. The kitchen stays intact, but the space gets a basic, DYI cosmetic makeover including new budget-friendly appliances, some new paint and fixtures. Average cost $5000 to $15000 

 Major remodel. This reno will change the current footprint of the room.  You'll probably tear down some walls or relocate appliances. Everything in the space is new, from cabinets and appliances to hardware and fixtures. Average cost $35000 to $75000

       3. Do you have to hire a professional? While most homeowners can do minor improvements themselves, it's often best to leave the bigger jobs to the professionals.

Whats trending in kitchen renovations?

Open floor plans- 77% of kitchen renos involve opening up space to other rooms.

Stainless Steel Appliances- 65% of people plan to include these appliance into their kitchens

Granite or Quartz counter tops- 50% like granite while 36% like quartz

Hardwood floors- 35% choose hardwood over tile at 32%

And of course a neutral color- 75% choose a soft and neutral decor.