Factors Affecting Kitchen Renovation Costs
Having your home’s kitchen renovated is probably the best way to not only add functionality to your home; if the correct finishes and appliances are installed, the value of your property will also increase substantially over time. If you’ve been considering upgrading your kitchen, the factors below will have the most effect on the overall cost of this project.
Current and Planned Size of your Kitchen
If you plan to increase the size of your kitchen, the cost will obviously be higher than if you keep it the same size, but only replace cabinets, fixtures and appliances.
Increasing the size of your kitchen will require more labor and effort, which will increase costs. Larger kitchens will often also require additional cabinets, countertops and in some cases, appliances. However, the benefit of having a larger kitchen is that it will be more comfortable to use and you’ll be able to include new gadgets and/or appliances that you never had space for previously.
Fixtures, Lighting and Automation
In cases where standard light fixtures are chosen, they won’t usually have too much of an effect on the cost of your renovation project. However, if you intend searching for bespoke or even custom designed lighting options, this will cost a fair amount more.
Where kitchen lighting is concerned, more is always better because it enables you to see what you’re doing – especially if you’re limited with regards to having natural light come in through windows. Other factors that will increase your budget include whether you want to use automation-controlled lighting or not, and if you want to have custom fixtures made.
Type of Kitchen you want
Do you want an average kitchen with standard appliances, or are you keen to upgrade to something far better? If you entertain a lot, you’ll most likely be keen to have top of the line appliances installed – which will cost more. In addition, there will need to be a good amount of space for guest to mingle.
If you are simply looking for a change of scenery in your kitchen and you don’t entertain regularly, you’ll be able to reduce the cost of your kitchen upgrade by choosing more affordable countertop finishes and appliances.
The overall quality of appliances you require will also determine the final price of your project. Higher-end appliances will cost more, but you will usually get better quality than if you had to purchase them from your local chain store.
Your Choice of Flooring
Your choice of flooring finish will directly affect the final cost of your kitchen renovation project. For example, if you want to use natural stone flooring, it will cost substantially more than if concrete or standard tiled floor covering is chosen.
Before rushing out to choose a new fridge and dishwasher, it’s recommended that you sit down with an experienced designer and installer. They will be able to provide advice regarding which appliances and fixtures will complement each other. If you would like to find out more about giving your kitchen that much needed makeover, contact us today.