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The Three Most Important Considerations In Your New Kitchen Plans

Many homeowners considering a remodeling project want to start in the kitchen. However, the kitchen is the most expensive room in the home to remodel due to all the items that have potential to be replaced.

This article will provide you with the first three important steps on you journey towards a dream kitchen.

1. Budget –

It doesn’t always start with how much you can spend on a new kitchen but how much you should spend on new kitchen plans. A good guide for the proper amount to consider spending is the 10% rule.

As a general rule you should consider spending not more than 10% of the fair market value of your home. By example if your home could realistically sell for $215,000.00 you wouldn’t want to spend more than $21,500.00 on your new kitchen.

Of course this number is flexible based on your needs. If you’ll be in your home for years to come and really enjoy cooking, don’t be afraid to exceed this amount. On the other hand if you are fixing up the kitchen to make it more attractive for a quicker sale you may want to spend less. They key is to remember the 10% rule is only a guide of where to start.

Once you have settled on a figure that makes sense for you and your needs you will want to give serous consideration to exactly how far to go with your new kitchen plans.

2. Scope of Work-

It may go without saying but I’m going to say it anyway. The amount of work you do will directly impact the price of you kitchen remodel. Generally projects fall into two categories. Kitchen plans that involve moving walls thus redefining the kitchen space are what considered major kitchen overhauls.

Then there are those kitchen plans that replace existing cabinetry and appliances in the same room foot print. If appliances stay in the same location these could be referred to as kitchen renovations.

We can further break down the kitchen renovations category to include replacing only specific elements of the kitchen. Maybe all you want to do to spruce up your kitchen is to replace the counter tops and sink. Or maybe you can afford to add new appliances as well.

3. Products Used-

There are many products available for your new kitchen plans. The best advice here is to your homework. The internet is a great tool for this. Also make sure all items you are interested in are similar in quality. For instance you probably don’t want to select entry level cabinets and go top of the line with appliances.

All items should be of the same quality level but again feel free to spend more or cut back based on your budget and needs. There are no absolutely concrete rules when enhancing the quality of your life.

By investing a good deal of up front research time on these three categories you will certainly be more able to make certain your new kitchen plans meet your needs for look style and cost.

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