- What determines the materials cost of remodeling a kitchen?
- What is the kitchen “work triangle”?
- Which is a better investment, remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom?
What determines the materials cost of remodeling a kitchen?
The decision to replace your cabinets has the biggest impact on price. Cabinets may account for around half the total cost of the project. Cabinet prices vary based on quality, material types, and whether they are stock or custom-built. The materials you choose for surfacing such as counters, backsplashes and floors can also account for variations in price.
What is the kitchen “work triangle”?
The “work triangle” is the area in your kitchen from the refrigerator to the main food preparation area to the sink. Connect the three and it should form a triangle (unless you have a ‘one-wall’ kitchen). It is important to consider the work triangle to ensure all the key kitchen activity areas for food preparation, cooking and cleanup are easily accessible while you work. The work triangle keeps cooking activities centered in one area, with all the necessities nearby, allowing for easy and efficient food preparation and cleanup.
Which is a better investment, remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom?
Both kitchen and bathroom remodels are good investments because the costs are often recovered when selling your house. If you’re not sure whether to invest in a kitchen or bathroom, consider which will provide the most enjoyment and utility to you and your family while you’re still there. To optimize your return on investment, and to avoid over-building or under-building in relation to the value of your house, a good guideline for a kitchen remodeling budget is around 15% home’s value. For a master bathroom, a good guideline is 10% of the home’s value.