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By Ken Morris
One of the most desirable home improvements is a kitchen remodelling. Since the kitchen is the most used area of the home, it makes sense that many people want to keep this room as nice as possible, even though it gets more wear than any other room in the house. Since this is one of the most valuable rooms in the home, remodelling it adds significant value to your home.
The first thing you need to do is to set a budget for your kitchen remodelling project. One of the factors to think about when you are remodelling your kitchen is how long you think you will be living in your house. The longer you will be living in your home, it will make sense to spend more money on the project since you will have a longer time to get the value out of it. If you plan on selling in a short while, you would not have enough time to recuperate your investment.
Building the kitchen of your dream makes sense if you are going to be spending a lot of time in this house, and therefore, this kitchen.
When you develop a budget, you have to allow an additional percentage for unforeseen expenses that always arise. Devote some time to getting the prices on all of the items you plan on putting in your new kitchen. Search either in stores or on line for cabinets, flooring, furniture and other items. When you compare overall prices, make sure you take energy efficiency into account since that will add to the overall cost of the project over time.
The best way to learn about the possible costs of your new kitchen is to visit home centers and kitchen showrooms. You can see what designs you like on the Internet or in home decorating magazines. There are even T.V shows that specialize in decorating and remodelling and you can get a lot of ideas there. It is a good idea to start a file with the ideas you like. Make sure you include prices of the items so you have an idea of the budget.
Once you have gathered a lot of ideas about your new kitchen, grab a pencil and start to jot down the costs of all the items you want to include. Once you have everything down on paper, you can start to edit the list if the costs are too high. Choose the one or two items you cannot do without, and using them as a basis, start to cut the less than necessary items. For example, you may want to include new cabinets and ceramic flooring, but if you switch to vinyl flooring you can afford the cabinets.
You have to see how much of the work you can do and what you have to hire a contractor for. You can save a lot of money doing certain jobs, such as painting or making curtains so that you have funds left for the big items.
You will then have to figure out how you are going to pay for the kitchen renovation. Using high interest rate credit cards is a big mistake since it will really increase the price of your kitchen. If you don’t have the cash upfront, you can do just a portion of the job at a time and just “pay as you go”.
If you want to complete the project more quickly, try to get a home equity loan. These loans have more reasonable interest rates and you may even get a tax advantage from this type of loan. In any case, try to stay within your budget so that you do not incur a lot of debt for this project.
About the Author: Ken Morris continually produces news on topics related to cabinets and home repair. His work on kitchen remodeling are found on his site .
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