Did you skip hiring a professional renovator because someone told you it’s expensive? Did you avoid changing the design of your kitchen and just replaced old counter tops or floor tiles with the same color and design because of fear of a design fiasco? Know some of the most common myths about kitchen renovations.
Â It may be expensive. It may be inexpensive. There is always a type of renovation that fits the budget. You don’t have to go all out and break your bank when you’re restoring or updating your cooking venue. A professional designer or renovator can plan an appealing new look for your kitchen without ripping you off.
The kitchen doesn’t need art. You just cook in it. It’s not a living room.
People forget that just like any other part of the house, the kitchen needs proper design, and design requires art, symmetry, balance, and harmony. The kitchen may be clumsily viewed as a place cluttered with utensils, glassware, silverware, and pots. You can always make this place cluttered if that’s what you want. But a dainty kitchen with cabinets and drawers, where you keep the cooking and dining utensils, is an inviting place for you and the rest of the family to spend a nice weekend preparing snacks together.
I repainted the walls. I guess I can Re tile the floor and update the bench top.
There is only so much you can do as a DIYer. Just because you were successful in repainting the walls without splattering paint all over the place does not mean you can do anything else. The costs of DIY failures are high. If you’re not sure how to replace the cabinetry or replace the window with a new installation, then ask help from a professional.
Old cabinets just need refinishing.
Refinishing old cabinets may seem to be the cheaper alternative to actually removing them and installing new cabinetry, but that’s not always the case. Look at your cabinets and open them. See if the insides are still intact. Worn down cabinets don’t need refinishing. They need to thrown away and replaced. Repainting very old cabinets may serve them little to no good. Chances are, you will have to replace them soon, and you just doubled your expenses.
The renovator can do everything.
Apparently, that’s not the case. There are plenty of kitchen problems that renovators, no matter how skilled they are, couldn’t fix. This is why it is common for renovation contractors to subcontract plumbing work and electrical systems to plumbers and electricians respectively. Renovators may also work together with interior designers in planning the best theme, colors, and lighting for the kitchen. Some builders have in-house designers, renovation experts, plumbers, electrical engineers, and technicians who may work together on a renovation project.
I’m selling the house anyway. I don’t have to worry about kitchen renovation.
Apparently, you should. Any renovation you do can increase the value of your home, but you should be careful about how much work to do. Avoid investing in lavish kitchen updates that don’t add as much value to your home. Just because you did a $50,000 kitchen makeover doesn’t mean you can raise your property’s value by the same amount.