Kitchen Remodeling Project: Renovation or Rebuild?

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Any kitchen remodeling project, whether it's renovating or completely rebuilding, entails shedding out money. In addition to this, it requires effort, time, and energy from each member of the household. The remodeling process can last for quite some time and household members really should have the patience for all the inconveniences that this kitchen remodeling project might bring into their lives.

Kitchen remodeling costs vary depending on whether one is doing a few renovations or a complete overhaul. Average remodeling costs range from $5,000 or so to as much as $150,000 and higher with kitchen cabinets accounting for about half the total cost of the project. Prices of kitchen cabinets change based on their quality, the type of material that they are made of, and whether they are mass-produced or custom-made. Brand names and certain established makers of cabinets also have some say on the cost of these accessories.

Other factors that affect remodeling costs are prices of countertops, backsplashes, flooring, and professional fee of your hired contractor. Professional fees may also cause costs to swell up. Nevertheless, with their superb skills, anyone will be thankful for hiring professional help every time their kitchen is in use.

If we are going talk about the cost of kitchen renovation, it will largely depend the age the house where the kitchen is situated. Statistics place average renovation costs around $125 to $225 per square foot. Again this can bloat if you hired a well-known contractor, and can be significantly less if you do kitchen renovation by yourself.

A kitchen rebuilding project, on the other hand, costs around $75 per square foot to $130 per square foot depending on the contractor that will do the project. One should be very careful before making a decision regarding a kitchen rebuild contractor. While option one may seem cheaper, option two may provide you with services beyond what you paid. Builder A may seem to charge cheaply with a meager $75 per square foot but he will sure enough to work strictly to the minimum required and nothing more. Builder B, however, though he may charge a higher price yet will add extra insulation, run electrical plugs and outlets, and will work on special needs such as green building. In the long run, one will get more out of the seemingly more expensive contractor.

Regardless as to whether one chooses to renovate or rebuild, always bear in mind how important the work triangle is in every kitchen. The work triangle refers to how the area from the refrigerator to the main cooking area; to the main sink are situated in reference to one another. Unless you have a one-wall kitchen, a triangle shaped working area makes activities easier to do. Food preparation, cooking, and cleaning up, all are done swiftly thanks to the functionality brought by the work triangle.  It keeps cooking activities centered in one area, with all the necessities close at hand.

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This article was published on 2011/04/25