When to renovate your kitchen in Halifax
In many homes, the kitchen is the place where family and friends gather. It’s a place to eat, to socialize, and to chat over a cup of coffee. If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, or if you are planning to sell soon, you may decide it’s time for an upgrade. Or perhaps your kitchen is looking worn with scratches on cupboards and burns on counters, or maybe it looks dated. In all these cases, it may be time for you to think about a kitchen renovation.
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How much do kitchen renovations cost?
The cost to remodel a kitchen depends on the size of the space to be renovated and the design decisions you make. For example, completely refitting the kitchen to the highest standards costs considerably more than replacing cabinet doors or adding a few new cupboards. In general, homeowners spend from $12,594 to $33,118 on kitchen remodeling, at an average of $21,751, according to HomeAdvisor. It may be possible to complete a small job for as little as $4,000, while lavish projects can run more than $50,000.
Materials can account for approximately 80% of your budget. Therefore, making concessions on which materials you choose is a good way to cut costs.
DIY vs hiring a pro
DIY is not an option for the faint-of-heart. Remodeling a kitchen is a big project. It is not uncommon for a DIYer tackling a major kitchen remodel to find themselves a full year into a project with the end still months away. If you are inexperienced, you may find yourself hiring a pro anyway.
Preparing for a kitchen renovation
You could plan to eat out during the entire renovation, but this will add up and take a good chunk out of your budget. It’s best to plan on setting up a temporary kitchen elsewhere in your house.
Keep commonly used kitchen items in clear plastic storage containers and label them accordingly. This will make it easier to find what you need. Box up stuff that you use only occasionally and store it in an out-of-the-way place.
If you have a second freezer, batch-cook some meals you can freeze. Try to plan your reno during the warmer months, if you live in a cold climate, so that you can use the barbeque to cook.
Why Han-Cor Construction
Our priority is your satisfaction. Han-Cor Construction has been in business since 1999. As a member of the Atlantic Home Warranty Program and Nova Scotia Home Builders Association, we are a professionally recognized builder capable of meeting all new home construction and renovation needs. Our lead carpenter and company employees work on each job. You will not be handed to sub-contractors to perform the services we provide.