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Saving Money, Saving Sanity on Kitchen Remodeling
So maybe when you first moved into the Fox Valley area or Elgin, the house was in the right location, on the right block, surrounded by the right schools, with the right everything except that out-dated, what were they thinking, 1960's pea green appliances, help me fix this eye sore of a kitchen. Or maybe it just doesn't flow well. Ok, you're looking to remodel a kitchen and survive with your sanity intact, right? Here are a few tips to get you pointed in the right direction.
Ask any Realtor and the first thing they'll tell you is that kitchens and baths sell houses! Kitchen remodels are notorious for hassles, but are the most likely to return your best value dollar for dollar. The average cost of a kitchen remodel runs just under $20,000 or $19,214, according to ServiceMagic, including minor and partial remodels. A full scale kitchen remodel can run over $50,000.
Here are some sanity saving tips to save money on your project:
Get multiple contractors to bid on your project. Also, ask for a break down of pricing and ask if you get your own supplies if they will put them in for you.
Determine your budget before you visit the ... more
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