Kitchen renovations are popular in the remodeling industry. This is because they are one of the most important rooms in the house. They also have one of the best returns on investment and will increase the value of your property. If you’re embarking on kitchen renovations in Edmonton, Four Elements Construction shares three things you should know:
1. Some improvements have better ROI than others.
There are some areas you should splurge on in the kitchen and some you should skip. For example, adding a second sink or an island is a good splurge. Both will provide additional working space and can add value to the home renovation. Another good choice is opting for glide-out shelving in your cabinets and pantry. This will make storage easier and more accessible.
If you’re renovating to sell, avoid specialty features like a wine fridge. You might be a collector, but for many people, they won’t see the value in having something like that in the kitchen. It might not pay off at resale.
2. Keeping your kitchen’s current layout is a way to save.
The easiest way to save on your kitchen renovation is to work with it’s existing layout. The cost of structural changes, moving appliances, adding plumbing, gas lines and electrical in different places can all add up fast. If you’re happy with the layout, talk to Four Elements Construction about how they can transform what you have with kitchen renovations. Edmonton homeowners will see a big difference in renovation estimate with this plan in mind.
If you like the layout of your cabinets, you can opt for cabinet refacing. This is when you keep your cabinet boxes but replace the drawer fronts, cabinet doors and install matching veneer on exposed panels. It can completely transform the look of your kitchen for a fraction of the cost compared to custom cabinetry.
3. A kitchen renovation can be disruptive.
Working with a reputable and respectful contractor like Four Elements Construction can minimize disruption, but kitchen renovations in Edmonton can still hamper your daily life during construction. Preparing yourself to live in a bit of a construction zone for a while can help. Think about how you’ll prepare meals without a kitchen. If it means staying over with family or changing your meal plans. Either way, knowing that access to certain parts of the kitchen might be limited during construction can help you prepare mentally for what’s the come. Read things you should ask yourself when planning a kitchen renovation.
If you want to get started on your kitchen renovation, contact Four Elements Construction!