Lower the Cost of your Kitchen Renovation

Your kitchen renovation will be the biggest upgrade your home will sustain in your lifetime.

Your kitchen is the hub and heart of your home. It's where you cook your meals and is where everyone goes to gather and have family get-togethers. It's no wonder that kitchen remodels are the most popular of home renovations in Toronto. Not only do kitchen remodels bring the most added value to your home, but will give your home the biggest boost on its resale value.

While it can bring the biggest value to your home, it's also the most expensive and most complicated of the home renovations. All prices vary on the size of your kitchen, on remodeling of the space and the overall quality you'd like to upgrade your kitchen to.

Most homeowners will spend anywhere between $10,000 to $30,000 depending on the appliances, counter tops, cabinets, sink upgrades, flooring and other factors that make any kitchen shine.

Smaller kitchen projects, that would cost anywhere between $10,000 - $15,000, might include upgrading your sink, refacing a cabinet or installing a backsplash to your kitchen.

Upgrading to the $30,000 range would include granite countertops, custom cabinets, high-end appliances and high end ceramic tiles.

Make sure you have a good kitchen contractor that's reputable and trustworthy and then start working with them on a work schedule and payment structure. Once you have one in place, you can start to look at the finer details of your kitchen renovation.

How to Estimate your Kitchen Remodeling Cost

Before getting into the nitty-gritty details of the kitchen renovation, there are some big picture questions you need to ask. Like How do I want the kitchen to function and look? Do I have everything sized up and configured correctly?

Also bear in mind that you don't need to do everything all at once. A simple replacing or refinishing of your cabinets can save you some money. You can also revamp your current appliances by refinishing them as alternatives to purchasing new ones.

Many home owners will cut certain costs in a kitchen remodel. Because a custom cabinet set can sometimes make up 30% of your kitchen renovation, some owners will get stock cabinets as an inexpensive alternative. Or you can take your time with your kitchen renovation and do them in segments so it's easier on your wallet.

Next time, we will discuss details on how to plan for a remodel of a condo or small kitchen