Thursday, May 02, 2013

Less Money on Kitchen Remodeling - Boston


With spring remodeling season upon us, many homeowners are considering remodeling the kitchen.  The kitchen is universally the most important room in the home. Depending on your taste, the kitchen can be the most expensive room to renovate. Matching your budget with what you want can be challenging.

In fact, the potential cost of a kitchen redo is why many choose to live with what they have instead of remodeling. Generally kitchen cabinets make up the bulk of the remodeling cost accounting for 35% of the total cost while labor only accounts for 20%.

But there are other options:

First, if your cabinets are dated but in good condition consider having the cabinets refaced for a fraction of the cost of replacing them. A professional can clean and prep the kitchen cabinets in one day. Then they are refaced or refinished and the job can be completed in just a few days, rather than weeks when with replacement.

When you refinish or reface kitchen cabinets you can also reconfigure the space they give you, with some limitations. Trade a cabinet for drawers, or trade an appliance for more drawers, recycle bins or wine rack.

Also replace the drawer glides. Full extension glides allow you to utilize the full drawer and reach items in the very back. Self-closing glides close themselves quietly.

New countertops will add the finishing touch to those upgraded refinished or refaced cabinets.

For more information on refacing kitchen cabinets or refinishing kitchen cabinets, contact Kenneth C. Lewis.