It seems like I am finding clients asking a lot of questions about remodeling kitchens these days. We have recently completed a wonderful large kitchen remodel. So, I wanted to share with my readers some photos, just to give a perspective of how the process of a high end kitchen develops over the course of several months.
First we determine whats “wrong” in the existing Kitchen space.
- Are the appliances worn out?
- Are the cabinets out-dated and need “face lift”, or do they need to be replaced?
- Is the layout right for a good working kitchen?
- Have you simply out grown your kitchen and do you need more storage?
Its also very important to know what your home is worth, and what is the appropriate amount to spend on a kitchen remodel for you. According to the Remodeling Magazine cost vs value report 2011-2012, minor kitchen remodel is hitting a 72.1% return on investment. Minor remodel may mean replacing cabinet door fronts, hardware, countertops, and appliances… spending approximately $20,000.
A large kitchen remodel includes replacing most everything in the kitchen. Cabinets, hardware, appliances, countertops, backsplash, lighting, and more. Those are typically over $50,000 and return is approximately 50% on investment.
You will see the progression from beginning to end in the following photos…
A kitchen remodel really is a PROCESS! And being without a kitchen space for several months is very difficult… However, the end result is completely worth it!!!
I hope you enjoy these photos!
Contractor : Jim Luke Remodeling
Cabinets: Bella Kitchens