From Margaret Everton on November 24, 2010 in Chicago
Lederer, president of Chicago-based Mahogany Builders, is an expert on kitchen and bath remodels, and believes like we do that updates dont have to cost a fortune. In fact, he says that homeowners can remodel their kitchens for under $1,000.
His five tips will add value to your home and give you greater pleasure of living in it, in the meantime. The National Association of Home Realtors claims that kitchens are the most important room to renovate, and Lederer helps with how:
With only 18 or less to work with, choose tiling that adds personality, whether big and bold, or subtle and sleek. Your backsplash should draw the eye (and add value down the road). Plenty of kitchen remodelers are skilled with backsplash designgive it a try and compare rates for installation. Youll be surprised how amazing your kitchen looks when its finished.
Replacing fixtures and hardware can add an entirely new feel to the room. Relatively cheap and possible to do in an evening, this is a renovation tip to remember.
3. Kitchen Sink
Everything but the kitchen sink? No, never disregard what most people dont realize is a focal point of the room. Replace worn faucets and add a new head. Many amazing styles can be had for under $150.
Flooring projects can seem too large or expensive, but refinishing hardwood or professionally cleaning and sealing ceramic and tile can revive old flooring. Get a quote for your kitchen flooring here.
5. Light Fixtures
How light is distributed throughout the room can change the entire feel. Visit sites such as Overstock for great options, and call an electrician to get you properly wired in.