Every few years, it’s a good idea to spruce up our homes with a substantial renovation project that can bring new life to the living space. One of the rooms which may come in for an overhaul is the kitchen, the one area of the home where you’re most likely to be active and task-oriented rather than leisurely. When renovating the kitchen, it’s important to not just consider aesthetics but also focus on the practicalities, as a picturesque kitchen is not of much benefit if it’s too small for the appliances you need, or if trying to do any household task becomes an inconvenient nuisance.
Another key factor in determining what renovation work will get done is the budget that you can afford to set aside for it. A good ballpark figure is to allow for 30% of your home’s value, although if you think you can get the kitchen you need for less than this amount, all the better. However, it’s best to budget for 30% in case of expenses work out costing you more than initially anticipated, which usually happens with projects like these. You could see if there are effective ways of reducing kitchen renovation costs – maybe you could see if there is unused space into which you could extend inward, as this would be less expensive than building anew.
The folks at Pennywell put together this infographic which includes plenty of sound advice on the most important factors to consider before you start renovating your kitchen. If this is something you plan on doing, then make sure to check out this infographic first!