For many homeowners, the kitchen is the center and heart of the home. It's impossible to overestimate the importance of storing, prepping, and cooking food. It sees the most foot traffic and the most abuse of daily life of any area of your home. Whether you have a larger kitchen space with an island kitchen or small, nifty galley kitchen, if it's been a while or never since your kitchen has seen some work, it's ripe for renovation. Thus, from Five Points to Regent Park to Boynton and throughout the greater Detroit area, kitchen remodeling is one of the most popular home improvement projects in the book.
Detroit Kitchen Remodeling and Property Values
The state of the housing crisis underlies one truth about doing a great kitchen remodel: Design your new kitchen for yourself and the personal enjoyment of your home. Focusing too much on the resale value of your project and your home can lead to disappointment with the final result. Plus, as depressed as property values are right now, unless you plan on moving in the next couple years, you don't need to stress yourself out. Though the promises of politicians may sound hollow, they're right in as much as the 3-1-3 won't be down forever. That said, your new kitchen remodel can still have an impact on your home equity, a nice buffer against the sticker shock many homeowners feel when they learn just how much a new kitchen can cost. This is also why many Motor City homeowners choose to finance their kitchen remodel.
So how much is your Detroit Kitchen Remodel Going to Cost?
Naturally, it all depends on what you want to do with your kitchen, but you're probably looking at more than you think. Many homeowners go into the process thinking $10,000 is enough to completely redo their kitchen, and this simply isn't enough to get the job done. There are $10,000 (or less) kitchen remodels out there, but they're not comprehensive. These projects tend to be cosmetic and decorative in nature or they entail focusing on only one area of your kitchen. Plus, for homeowners who want a luxurious kitchen, you can spend $50,000 to $100,000 seemingly without even trying. As for resale value, minor kitchen remodeling actually shows better returns dollar-for-dollar, but many homeowners, despite the lower cost, won't be satisfied without seeing a truly transformed kitchen area.
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Options for Detroit Kitchen Remodeling
While you'll have a lot of fun choosing between cork flooring and laminate flooring, concrete and granite counters, and limitless looks for sinks and faucets, the single biggest consideration is almost always the layout and design of your kitchen. You'll want to match the style of your kitchen. Before your remodel begins, discuss your lifestyle: Do you generally need to prepare quick meals that you eat on the go? Do you frequently entertain friends and family where you cook for a dozen or more? Do you tend to get up in the middle of the night and head for the kitchen for a late-night snack? Your contractor is likely to have some great suggestions when you sit down and talk about these details.
For many modern homeowners, convenience is paramount. This includes not only the daily shuffling of pots and pans, plates and silverware, and fresh and frozen goods, but low maintenance appliances and fixtures that are easy to clean and have long-term durability.
Detroit Kitchen Renovation Contractors and Project Timelines
Please, please do yourself a favor and get at least three estimates from contractors. This is the essential baseline for quality control with the contractor you hire. Ideally, you should do a lot more than this. Resources, such as ServiceMagic, offer customer ratings and reviews so you can get other homeowners' opinions of a contractor's work and professionalism. At the same time, you'll probably find that multiple, competent contractors are out there. Look for someone who has a remodeling philosophy that matches both your preferences and your budget. Lastly, look for a contractor who has a reliable schedule. While some delays are inevitable as materials are delivered and you don't sacrifice the quality of the work, you'll want a contractor who can do the job efficiently. Having your kitchen out of commission for 4-6 weeks can be trying for even the most resilient homeowners.