Home Renovation – An Affordable Transformation Kitchen Remodel
If you are looking to transform your kitchen on a budget there are several areas you can concentrate on that will bring a modern look to your kitchen. Focus on a few key areas of your kitchen and stay away from too many kitchen projects at once.
Countertops are the area in the kitchen that most eyes are drawn to. Installing a top quality countertop will update a kitchen by decades. Granite is one of the most durable materials on the market and the end results are stunning. The benefits of granite include: natural beauty, increased home value, variety of colors to choose from, and the simple maintenance. Granite can also be very affordable too. Here are a few parameters to work within when selecting granite and installation prices.
Most importantly, go with a top quality company that is licensed and bonded and don’t be afraid to ask for references. Ask to see before and after remodel pictures from former clients. Also, the more color patters that are within the color of granite the more expensive it becomes square footage wise. So, stick with a simple color as that can offer significant savings.
Everything is a negotiation and even though you are given a quote, you can always bring down the price by $100 to $200 if you’re willing to negotiate. It is strongly advised to get three quotes too. This will assure you are paying fair market value for your granite and installation. Also, make sure to ask about seams when the granite is cut. Some companies try to cut corners and add unnecessary seams to your granite, and this is something that can be avoided by asking the simple question when receiving quotes.
Other affordable updates you can make to your kitchen includes; modernizing your sink with an under-mount sink and replacing the sink faucet. After your new granite is installed, updating the hardware on your cabinets is great way to bring your new remodel to a complete finish.