From a few hundred dollars for some paint and new hardware, to a six-figure gut renovation, updating a kitchen can be accomplished in a multitude of ways. Whether your kitchen just needs to be freshened up, or requires a complete overhaul, you’ll want to create a space that works for your own needs and adds to the resale value of your home. We’ve put together this guide to help you determine what your kitchen renovation needs really are and how best to accomplish your goals with an eye to resale.
Before undertaking a kitchen renovation, it’s important to assess your needs. Ask yourself the following questions:
What is my budget?
Does my current kitchen layout work?
What condition is my kitchen in? Can it be refinished, does it need to be gutted, or somewhere in between?
Once you have a clear picture of what needs to be addressed and how much you want to spend, you can move forward with your renovation project.
The Budget Kitchen Overhaul:
kitchen has functional layout, working appliances, cabinets & countertops in good condition
bonus – change out flooring, laminate, peel & stick, tile, add backsplash
Entry level renovation:
kitchen has functional layout, may need new appliances, countertops, floor
-change out light fixture
-new countertops (laminate)
-change out flooring
-stainless steel appliances
layout doesn’t work, nothing is salvageable
-new kitchen layout
-new cabinets (Ikea or Home Depot)
high end appliances
solid surface countertops