New Kitchen Remodel
The National Kitchen and Bath Association tells us that the average kitchen remodel comes in at about $57,000. That’s a lot of money, no matter how you look at it. Here are two things to consider:
Top things to consider for your new kitchen remodel
- How do you make sure you’ll get the most out of an expensive redo
- What are some ways to give your kitchen a face-lift without spending a fortune?
White endures time.
Any big kitchen remodels should stand the test of time. Avoid fads. Certain fixtures and colors are popular in the short-term, but they’re this year’s trend and may be out of fashion in a matter of several months. Design experts agree that white is the one color that endures, because it creates an open and airy environment and because it pairs well with everything. It regularly tops the list of most popular kitchen colors. White appliances, in fact, outsell all others. It’s a standard color for manufacturers of all products, making it easy- and affordable- to find things like cupboards, counters, and tile to match the room’s decor.
When you consider a remodel, whether to sell your home is probably the last thing on your mind, but nevertheless, every redo should be undertaken with an eye towards just how long you plan to remain in your home. Because white remains popular as a decorative element, it has inherent marketability and will give your house added appeal at resale, when you do decide to sell your home.
5 Affordable Kitchen Renovations We Love
Add a built-in bench
No space for a dining room in your kitchen? Or, is there a small corner with a lot of light? Breakfast is what starts your day. Get a positive start by having a cozy spot to enjoy coffee with your favorite loved ones. A casual and affordable addition to your home.
Remove your blinds
Natural light, especially in your dining room, is a housing luxury. Take advantage of the long summer days by allowing in as much daylight as possible. Removing your window coverings will instantly light up any room.
Install new lights
Nothing can instantly face-lift a room quite like adding new lighting fixtures. Adding a sleek, mid-century inspired light, in a contrasting color to the rest of your kitchen will create a great point of interest.