When they are considering home renovations, the first room that most homeowners think of is the kitchen. It is the center of the home for most families, so it is the one that they most often want to update. Here are three tips for kitchen remodeling.
One of the most expensive projects when doing a kitchen remodeling in Northampton, MA is replacing the cabinets. The average cost for replacing cabinets depends on the size of the kitchen but is about $3,500 to $5,500 for a medium-sized room. Instead of replacing cabinets, you can save money by just replacing the doors and hardware or refacing them. It costs much less, around $1,000 to $3,000 for a 10’x12’ kitchen, and your cabinets will look brand-new.
If you decide to reface instead of replacing, you can give your kitchen a new look by replacing the countertops. Depending on the age of your kitchen, the countertops may be plastic laminate, which can look very dated and dirty. However, during a kitchen remodeling project, the material can easily be replaced with granite, soapstone, or butcher block countertops. The average cost for countertops ranges from $40 to $100 per square foot, but granite costs more and ranges from $50 to $250 per square foot.
Add Task Lighting
It is hard to work in a kitchen with a single overhead light, so you should consider adding task lighting beneath the cabinets and above the countertops. Also, if you have a center island, you can place a light over the center of it. Task lighting makes it easier to see what you are doing so you can keep from cutting yourself, and there are several easy ways to add it. Contact us to find other ways to renovate your kitchen.
A kitchen remodeling will make the kitchen the centerpiece of your home and add value.