You can ask any Realtor about what projects’ appeal more to buyers, have the greatest impact and higher perceived value, and you will get TWO predominant of answers.
Complete Kitchen Remodel AND Kitchen Upgrades
More than any other renovation, the very thought of a kitchen remodel will allow you to see the noticeable impact that it will have on you and your family, your daily routine and the enjoyment that you have when being at home. The kitchen is hub of almost any household. It’s not only where you cook and prepare meals, but entertain, pay bills, do homework and gather together as a family.
There are numerous reasons WHY homeowners want to do a kitchen remodel, what are yours?
To upgrade worn-out and/or dingy surfaces.
Bring in new current finishes and materials.
Add more functionality to their home.
Improve livability and flexibility of the home.
Modernize the look of the space.
Increase the salability.
Let’s recap now. You know the “WHO”. TWD of course! The “WHAT” is a full kitchen remodel. The “WHERE” is easy, that’s your home, your castle, your private cottage. The “WHEN” is a no-brainer. Who really wants to put it off and wait any longer? We’ve already touched on the “WHY” above, but now the real question …
The complexity and components of a kitchen remodel have a direct effect on the overall cost involved, thus making it somewhat difficult for you to anticipate a generalized cost. Most commonly speaking, a kitchen remodel will cost anywhere from 10%-25% of the value of your home depending on the level of work needed. During the initial consultation that our expert design team will have with you, we’ll explore what level of remodeling is needed for your space to achieve your ultimate “WHY”. Simply stated there are 3 levels of remodeling that we are going to reveal to help you start planning your remodel and expectations.
Budgetary Cost: $15,000 – $35,000
Maintaining the existing kitchen layout without any plumbing relocation, utilizing the existing flooring, taking into account minimal electrical changes and standard appliances. This level is generally for homes that were built up to current building codes and are within 10 or so years old.
Budgetary Cost: $35,000 – $75,000
Involves slight modifications to the layout of the space, new flooring and professional appliances. Includes stock new cabinetry or mid level cabinet re-facing, additional lighting, under cabinet lighting and minor electrical to be done.Minor building code updates to be made as needed. This level is generally for homes in the 10-30 year old range.
Budgetary Cost: $75,000 – $125,000+
This level is classified as a major overhaul of the space, including more elaborate modifications such as changing the layout of the room, moving walls to open up or expand the space. Includes upgraded or semi-custom cabinetry with upgrade options, additional lighting and electrical work, built-in appliances and all new flooring. This level is generally for homes over 30 years old that were not built up to current building codes.
True and accurate remodel costs will vary per job and are dependent upon the scope of work and labor costs associated. Being mindful that these are very rough ballpark numbers for general purposes, you can however use them as a broad rule of thumb when budgeting.
If you find yourself dreaming of the possibilities, then it’s time to take that next step and call TWD (or visit www.twdaz.com). Our team of kitchen design professionals will work with you and your family to understand your dream kitchen and bring those visions to life. When you meet with one of our dedicated on-staff designers you will get a free consultation and full access to our designer home showroom. Upon entering into a design retainer (see TWD Blog for other informative articles regarding the purpose and benefits of having a design retainer in place.) the magic begins to happen. 3-Dimensional renderings, design options and selecting the perfect materials for your project, all of which will be detailed out in your final contract amount. Rest assure that you will know the exact fixtures, flooring specifics, countertop slab, beautiful cabinetry style and color, and every other finite detail that will go into making your dream kitchen, along with a fixed contract price!