The investment required to remodel any living space in your home varies based on several factors: whether you retain your existing footprint or design a new layout, keep the appliances in place or move them modest distances, your selections for door style, wood species, finishes, and hardware components the electrical needs or re-wiring requirements, and other product considerations such as flooring, countertops, lighting, plumbing, appliances and installation services. Obviously items like cookers and dishwashers may need replacing, but these are rarely the heart and soul of the kitchen. It IS possible to transform your small kitchen for $5,000, or to do it in 10 days, but expect to do much of the labor yourself or to have a crackerjack installation team, and prep work, like electrical upgrades, done ahead of time.
In the not so distant past, designing a kitchen was a piece of cake; measure up the walls, put the sink under the window, put the appliances in to fit the work triangle” and then fill the empty space with cabinets. You also have the option to refinish your appliances if they’re outdated or need that stainless steel look to increase your kitchen appeal.
In addition to determining the types of products that you want you also need to look at which products are going to cost the most. To make a kitchen remodel worthwhile for us we need to lose an interior wall to open up the kitchen and dining nook to the living room.
Basic: Repairing or adjusting existing fixtures including re-sealing the joints between the splashback and the benchtop could only cost just $450 – $800. The colors, sense of fun and attention to detail all contribute to a kitchen that is a joy to use. Smaller appliances: If your small kitchen was built with large appliances like a dishwasher, refrigerator, oven, range or stove, consider downgrading to their smaller and greener alternatives.
However, this price point assumes that the major features of the kitchen will stay in place and the floor plan will not be changed dramatically. Planning your kitchen remodel should take more time than the actual construction. With the three big players out of the way, we can focus on the smaller items that can still make or break a kitchen remodeling budget.