Do You Need a Full Kitchen Remodeling?
Is it time for a full scale kitchen remodeling? If your kitchen floor plan is inefficient, your kitchen countertop space is limited, or your kitchen design is outdated, then the answer is yes! While quick kitchen makeovers can work in some kitchens, often a full kitchen remodeling is the best route.
Start by looking at your kitchen floor plan. Is there enough room to walk around, open kitchen cabinets and appliance doors, and prepare meals? Kitchen design guidelines call for at least three feet of clearance around a kitchen island, for example.
If your kitchen is too cramped, then a full scale kitchen remodeling is the only solution. Often this type of kitchen remodeling involves taking space from an adjacent room or adding a room. There are many sources for kitchen remodeling ideas--Web sites that focus on kitchen design online or home-related magazines and books.
The location of the stove, refrigerator, and sink–the 'kitchen triangle'–are important. Many homeowners are remodeling kitchens to improve this important area. Once you start moving the sink and other fixtures, you might as well go ahead and create the kitchen of your dreams.
The cost of a full scale kitchen remodeling can range from $15,000 to $50,000 and even more, depending on your kitchen floor plan, the kitchen cabinets and appliances you select, and other variables.
Since the kitchen is considered the most important room in the house, you typically can recoup a large portion of your kitchen remodeling investment when you sell. Industry estimates show a 75 to 80 percent return on investment in this area.
There are many reasons to consider a full kitchen remodeling. Unlike a quick kitchen makeover, a full kitchen remodeling can enlarge your space, rearrange your food preparation area, and even add more cabinet space. Take a look around your kitchen and see if any of these improvements would make your kitchen space more functional.
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