Thinking about renovating your kitchen? You’re not alone. The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms of any house to remodel. Whether you’re updating you kitchen with a fresh coat of paint, adding more storage or doing a complete overhaul, here are three questions to ask before you go and rent that air hammer. I suggest that you rent the heavy equipment needed for the job, so that you can make the job easier in the long run.
1. What does your dream kitchen look like? Make a list of everything you want in your ideal kitchen, including floors, countertops, appliances, fixtures, backsplash and the equipment you will need to do the demolition, clean-up and installation. Most of the items you need can be rented from your neighborhood Rental Stop store. Look through magazines to get some ideas.
2. How much of your dream kitchen can you afford? A basic upgrade would keep the same floor plan and some DIY cosmetic makeover with new paint, new appliances, new fixtures and cabinet hardware. You can rent a paint sprayer to save a lot of time or just use a brush and roller. The appliances will determine the major cost of this kind of project, so the average budget is between $5000 to $10,000. A midsized renovation usually includes new floors, cabinets and countertops and those items in the basic upgrade. If you want to do some of work yourself, be sure to checkout what items you can rent from Rental Stop. You should budget around $10,000 to $35,000. A major remodel includes all of the above aspects and involves changing the footprint of the room or adding additional space. You could end up tearing down walls and relocating plumbing which could require larger and more equipment to do the work. Remember your local Rental Stop store will have everything you need to get the job done quickly and safely. The average cost of a major renovation is between $35,000 and $75,000.
3. Do you have to hire a professional? While most homeowners can do minor improvements themselves. It’s often best to leave the bigger jobs to the professionals.
Whatever you decide the investment can really payoff when you get ready to sell your home. Best wishes for a successful project no matter the size or budget.