Many homeowners in the Greater Toronto Area and Durham Region (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville, Scarborough) choose kitchen remodel because it simply makes sense to upgrade a portion of the house where a lot of activities take place and a lot of time is spent.
Aside from upgrading the kitchen for style, comfort and functionality, remodeling your kitchen adds a lot of value to your home, if done right.
Real Estate experts agree that the return on investment for a kitchen remodeling project falls between the ranges of 75% to 90% if done right. That’s an incredible increase in your home value. You may not have the intention of putting up your house for sale yet, but with the inevitable rise of real estate prices in our area (GTA - Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa, Courtice and Bowmanville), your kitchen remodel project is sure to be a great investment, if done right.
Kitchen Remodeling - Doing it Right
It's no secret that some kitchen remodeling improvements will have a bigger impact than others, also some choices will consume more of your budget than others. How do you choose where to spend your money?
On average, labour is going to consume between 20% to 35 % of your project costs. Expect cabinets to consume a large portion of your kitchen remodel. Here is how things break down on average:
- - Cabinets: 35%
- - Labour: 20%
- - Appliances: 20%
- - Windows: 10%
- - Fixtures: 5%
- - Fittings: 3%
- - Other: 7%
Of course the above "average" may not apply to your home. If you live in an older home, you may need to allow about 20% of your budget to handle the unexpected. You may encounter expensive surprises under your floor, behind your walls or within your wiring or plumbing.
Prioritize Your Kitchen Remodel
What's important to you? New appliances? New cabinets? More space? Perhaps what's important to you does not at all involve you, but the next resident or owner?
It's a good idea to list your priorities in order of importance. Planning your kitchen remodel with our designers will be much easier if we much easier if we know exactly what your priorities are. We can also offer advice and guidance as to what is needed and in what order to make your kitchen remodel project a success.
The most important thing in this process is communication - your needs, wants and priorities are always subject to your budget and timeline. In the last 25 years we delivered many successful kitchen remodeling projects.
You've used your kitchen enough to answer some key questions:
- What do I like about my kitchen?
- What do I not like about my kitchen?
- What am I missing in my kitchen?
- Are there enough food preparation surfaces?
- Is there enough cabinet space and other storage?
- Are my appliances adequate?
Of course if increasing the value of your home is your priority with less emphasis on your own comfort and opinion, some of the answers may be different.
We have extensive insights as to what to focus on - get in touch with us to start a conversation.
When Remodeling Your Kitchen - Work With Your Home
As you begin to plan your kitchen remodel, consider the overall design of your home.
Don't install a modern kitchen design in a traditional home design or the other way round. If you are not sure of what to do, we've got your back; our team of kitchen designers with their years of experience will help you select kitchen appliances, cabinets, fixtures and other components that compliment the design of your home.
Our goal is to amaze you - not just while you live in your home, but also when you feel ready to put your home up for sale. Whether you remain in your home and enjoy the new comfort with your family or sell your home and make a better profit on your sale - a kitchen remodel is what you need.
For questions and consultation, contact us today and we will be glad to discuss your kitchen remodeling project.