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Remodeling Your Kitchen

Most people consider the kitchen to be the centerpiece of  the home, and because of this, updates in this room pay off greatly. Local shows such as HGTV are reporting you can expect to recoup 50% to 120% of your investment on a kitchen remodel, as long as you don’t go overboard. 

When considering a kitchen remodel keep in mind the style, size, and quality of the kitchen making sure they fit with the rest of the house.  If you plan on selling your home within the next three years, keep potential buyers in mind before you start on any major remodel, many people won’t pay for a fancy, deluxe kitchens.

Keeping Your Kitchen Neutral
When it comes to how much you spend on a kitchen remodel prices can run the gamut, from $6,000 to $60,000, or more. Get the biggest bang for your buck on a kitchen remodel by looking at color first. Fresh paint, in modern and neutral colors can go a long way towards updating the look of your kitchen. A bonus, paint is relatively cheap.

You might want to consider using a low VOC paint, this makes your kitchen more eco-friendly and helps your family avoid breathing in dangerous chemicals in some paint.

Think Energy Efficient Appliances
Replacing old appliances with energy-efficient models and Energy Star-rated appliances are better for the environment, and a great money saving tip!  Potential buyers often look for ways to save money when shopping for a new home and this is a great way to start.

The Importance Of Consulting A Professional
Consulting a state licensed contractor can save you thousand of dollars.  Good advice it to get three estimates from different contractors and follow up with their past clients to ensure the quality of their work.

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Posted by Jody Davis on March 19th, 2015 8:43 AM

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