Kitchen remodeling is an expensive undertaking, usually costing $100-150,000. That’s a lot of money! If you don’t have the room for the kitchen you might as well build it out in the backyard and build an addition for the bedroom and shower. You can even install a washer and dryer in the basement, or you can go with a traditional bath. Either way, a kitchen makes sense.
If you had a kitchen that was under 10,000, you almost definitely would’t be able to fit all of the appliances you need. So if you want to spend a relatively small amount of money to get a functional kitchen, then doing that is something to consider.
My wife and I remodeled our kitchen in Fargo, ND. It is a pretty big kitchen, by the yard standards, and has the appliances we currently have installed. We had a washer and dryer in there, and the kitchen was finished in an energy-efficient way that used a lot less water than we would have used to do it otherwise.
Our kitchen remodel was a big investment in terms of our energy consumption, but not so much in terms of the money we spent. We were looking at doing a lot of work around our kitchen, with some minor changes to make things easier to work with. We still had to purchase all the appliances we needed from the hardware store, but it wasn’t that much of a cost to us.
We started out with a plan for a smaller kitchen, with a lot of storage and less counter space. The kitchen was just larger than what we thought it needed to be, but it was also much easier to clean. The only time we were really concerned was in the summer when we would have some dirt and dust to clean out of the room. We were able to do that and it wasnt that much more expensive than our original plan.
The new kitchen is larger and has a lot more counter space than the old kitchen, but a lot of the appliances are still the same. We have a dining table that goes along with the kitchen’s island, and the cabinets are still on the island itself. The new kitchen’s new countertops are a little cheaper than the old countertops, too. But the cost was still less than we would have spent on a new kitchen anyway.
The new kitchen’s only downside I was able to see was the new appliances. The new appliances are larger than the old appliances, and the new appliances seem to have a much higher power rating than the old appliances they replaced. This seems to be a result of the newer appliances being made of metal. But the good news is that the new appliances still do a great job of cooking.
My wife and I are remodeling our kitchen. Our budget was $13K, but we found that the appliances we’re replacing are in a more affordable price range than what we would have spent on a new kitchen anyway. The new appliances we picked up from the Sears Home Improvement catalog are actually quite good, too. They have a lot of power and they are made of metal.
Also, since we are in the process of replacing the kitchen appliances, I thought it would be a good idea to paint both the entire kitchen and my own bathroom. And with the new kitchen appliances, we can get two different colors of paint. The paint was easy to apply—there was nothing difficult to learn about. I’m not sure I would have learned how to do it without the help of a professional.
I wasn’t able to get ahold of a painter to do the application myself, but I can tell you that it was very easy to learn to do. There are a few steps that I did not know about that will make the project much easier and less stressful. The new paint for the kitchen and the bathroom is going to be one of these steps.