The kitchen is the heart of a home and homeowners invest a big portion of their remodeling dollars to keep it that way according to a recent Houzz and Home Survey that gathered information from over 100,000 homeowners. For the past five years, homeowners have invested over 40% of their remodeling budget towards upgrading their kitchen. In terms of property values, selling a home with an upgraded kitchen will attract more offers and command a higher price than a similar home without an upgraded kitchen.
Average cost of a kitchen remodel
A kitchen remodel can be quite an investment. The national average cost of a typical kitchen remodel is about $28,000 (that does not include the cost of upgrading appliances). According to recent polls, US homeowners spent an average of $55,000 for a high-end kitchen remodel, $22,000 for a mid-range kitchen remodel and $7,000 for a low-end kitchen remodel. Most kitchen remodel include upgrading countertops to granite or a solid surface like quartz countertops, upgrading backsplash, upgrading flooring, changing out appliances and upgrading cabinets.
If you feel a little overwhelmed by those numbers, keep reading. There are ways to improve the look of your kitchen without breaking the bank.
Most of the cost of a kitchen is absorbed by the fabrication and installation of brand new kitchen cabinets. If you are on a tight budget, but need to remodel your kitchen, cabinet refacing could be the right option for your kitchen in your Charlotte NC home.
There are three methods commonly used for cabinet refacing. They include:
- Staining or painting existing kitchen cabinet doors and drawers
- Installing new wood or laminating veneers on top of existing cabinet doors and drawers
- Installing new cabinet doors and drawer fronts
New hardware can also be installed on doors and drawers. Cabinet refacing can give your kitchen a complete makeover that looks great, cost nearly half that of a complete kitchen cabinet replacement, and only take a fraction of the time a full kitchen cabinet remodel takes. No wonder cabinet refacing has become so popular among homeowners.
Before deciding to go ahead with cabinet refacing, you should ask yourself a few questions: are you existing cabinets high-quality cabinets or are they made of a cheaper wood material? Do you like the way your existing kitchen cabinets are configured? What is your budget to remodel your kitchen? If your cabinetry is worn out and of poor quality, a better option might be to replace your cabinets altogether.
Whether you want you choose cabinet refacing or replacing your kitchen cabinets completely, the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio can assist you with your kitchen remodel in the Charlotte NC area. The Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio carries dozens of cabinet door styles to choose from and have a cabinet experts ready to help you with your kitchen remodel project. Furthermore, if your kitchen remodel also involves upgrading your kitchen countertops, the Complete Kitchen and Bath Design Studio can custom fabricate a beautiful natural stone or engineered stone countertops for you kitchen at a great price.