Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 23, 2012
Who wouldn’t want to show off a gorgeous kitchen and enjoy gourmet cooking in a top-chef style remodeled kitchen? But is spending $50,000 or more on kitchen remodeling project an option for many people in the current economic climate?
It is true that money spent on the kitchen remodeling can be money well spent; experts say that kitchen upgrades generally return between 80 and 105 percent of their cost when a home is resold. But planning properly to maximize return on investment (ROI) is essential.
To set a realistic budget start by determining the current value of the home: for a reasonable kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles for a mid-range home, plan to spend 10-15% of the home’s current value. But by doing the demo and carefully selecting materials, appliances and cabinets, homeowners can pull off a complete renovation for far less money.
“When our clients call us for the initial consultation, our first step is to find out what their dream kitchen is, then we help them figure out how to fit that in their budget. Sometimes we need to re adjust the wish list or find alternatives to make sure our clients stay within a reasonable budget.” Says Ami, president of LA Build Corp.
Here are some money saving tips:
Options to Custom Cabinets
New cabinets can consume a big chunk of kitchen remodeling budget. If custom made cabinetry and hiring a custom cabinetmaker is too pricey for the budget, pre-manufactured, modular kitchen cabinet systems can help save money. They're worth a look as they have really improved in recent years.
Reasonable Kitchen Countertops:
Almost everybody loves granite and stone countertops, but they are not always budget friendly. Engineered stones are the next step down, they are still beautiful and very durable options and less pricy than granite and stone.
Ceramic tiles are also great choices to stay on budget. They come in any color or style and cost a tenth of granite or stone countertops.
Solid wood countertops are another great choice for the budget-minded homeowners. They can be cut, sanded and treated as required and come in array of wood types and provide warmth other materials simply can't.
Expert home remodeling contractors say there isn't much difference in reliability between high-end appliances and the less luxurious ones. They may not have top-chef worthy bells and whistles on less expensive ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers, but they are well-made, practical appliances and come with warranties.
Solid wood floorings are beautiful and elegant, but they might not fit every budget.
When it comes to flooring, less pricy materials can sometimes be a better fit than more costly materials as far as daily kitchen wear and tear. Ceramic tiles not only cost less than hardwood flooring, they also resist wear, dents, moisture, and stains.
There are many other places homeowners can save money and get the most for their budget. A lot of times general contractors have the means of buying many kitchen remodeling materials at a wholesale price. The right general contractor in Los Angeles will have the ability to pass on those savings to their clients.
Whether taking on a DYI project or hiring a general contractor, remember that the most crucial thing to start with is the budget; remodelers sometimes underestimate what it's going to cost to do a big or small renovation. As Ami says: “you never known what's going to happen once you start open up a wall or ripping out the cabinets, you never know what you're going to find behind them, so you need to pad your budget with a little cushion and be realistic”.
To learn more about DYI projects and 10 common DYI remodeling projects, visit http://labuildcorp.com/top-10-mistakes.html
LA Build Corp is a full service Home Remodeling and Construction Company with over 20 years of experience. They offer variety of service from new construction and room addition, to home remodeling and repairs.
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