Avoid Going Overboard on Kitchen Remodeling by Planning with a Pro

Remodeling certain rooms of your home, especially a heavily utilized room like the kitchen, can be a way to create an inviting new look and improve functionality. Whether it’s changing the layout, retiling floors or adding new cabinets, there are a lot of benefits from investing in remodeling your kitchen in Annapolis.

If you want a home improvement project that is sure to give you a good return on your investment, you can always go for a minor kitchen update. According to the Remodeling Magazine “2014 Cost vs. Value Report,” minor kitchen remodels delivered a return on investment of 83% in the Middle Atlantic region. However, a major kitchen remodel in this region delivered only a 76% return on investment. This is why it is important for homeowners to carefully plan and adhere to their budget.

Planning is the key to staying within your allotted budget. As per National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) recommendations, you should allot six months to plan and research a kitchen remodel. Doing so will help you avoid making impulsive decisions and focus on those things that really need attention. Here are some cost-saving tips and tricks as you plan.

  • Determine your budget. Decide in advance how much money will be allotted to each part of the remodel: cabinetry, fixtures, countertops, flooring, etc. Compare prices and quality of materials to assess what’s the best investment.
  • Refurbish instead of replace. Undamaged cabinets can often be revamped with minor touch-ups such as refacing or repainting. This can allow you to use a large part of your kitchen budget for other improvements.
  • Look for bargains. Ask your contractor to help you source supplies from volume discounters or wholesalers. Buying directly from a supplier can save you 25% to 30%.

When planning for kitchen remodeling in Bethesda MD, rely on a professional to help you make the best decisions. The design team at Blair Construction can help you make choices that are perfect for both your home and budget. We can create your dream kitchen by incorporating modern amenities like energy-efficient lighting and appliances, and unique storage ideas for smaller kitchens.

From start to finish, we will manage the entire renovation process. This includes plumbing, electrical work, cabinetry, flooring and even the installation of new appliances, if necessary. For more information on kitchen remodeling, feel free to give Blair Construction a call today at (888) 211-8249.

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