Krista Bradley Home Remodel April 05th, 2019 - 01:22:16
Kitchens have become more of a gathering area for entertaining and the shift has been for people to spend more time in the kitchen. It has been found that most people choose to move into a house that does not require renovating. This is an important consideration if you are planning to sell your home in the coming months. A recently remodeled home can be easier to sell and the increased value will generally return more than the cost of renovations.
So you're thinking about remodeling... sure, who wouldn't want an updated, upgraded and overall better living space? Whether it's adding some new fancy amenities or reconfiguring a whole new floor plan, it takes a bit of planning and thinking ahead. But where do you actually start?
A high ROI a homeowner can expect on a kitchen remodel used to be 75-85%. However, according to this year's Cost vs. Value report that assess home remodeling projects from various regions all around the country, the ROI for a typical kitchen remodel has dropped to 57% for 2011. This is as much as a 30% decrease over the last 5 years. The drop does seem to be bottoming out, which is a sign that the housing market may be as well. But with such a significant drop, it can be easy to understand home remodeling contractors may be experiencing a decrease in kitchen remodels.
Seeing so many tradespeople and homeowners injure themselves and some even die on the job has made me work safety conscious. In the case of the work being carried out in your own home makes the risks of injury to you and your family even greater, so take steps to minimise or eliminate risks during the job.
Study your contract thoroughly. Ask for a detailed written contract from your contractor or the company. The contract avoids any side-stepping which may lead to misunderstandings. The contract should cover the required time, costs, products used and warranties etc.
Kitchen remodeling allows the homeowner to update appliances, cabinets and flooring. The increased interest in do-it-yourself gourmet cooking make a commercial refrigerator and range and granite counter tops popular upgrades for those who like to entertain in the kitchen. When done tastefully, kitchen remodeling can add thousands of dollars to the value of a home.