Raleigh Kitchen/Bath Remodeling
Understandably so, any kitchen or bath remodeling project can seem overwhelming at its onset. That is why we have outlined some important issues to address when starting your research. Below are some questions to think about:
Do you like the current layout/design of your kitchen?
This is an important question for those looking to decide between refacing and new cabinets. Refacing, in a similar quality product to its comparable new cabinet, is about 60% the cost of replacement. This figure is a rough estimate – assuming there are no modifications to the existing kitchen design. Through our unique refacing process, we are able to make design/layout modifications. But, as you would expect, the prices between refacing and new cabinets begin to converge with the greater number of modifications necessary. So, the more design changes necessary, the more likely you will need new cabinets.
Do you already have a new countertop?
Because a countertop’s template is extremely precise and exact, it must be made to fit cabinets… and not the other way around. Therefore, if you already have a new countertop, refacing is a great solution for remodeling your cabinets. When cabinets are refaced, the countertops stay intact and can easily be preserved.
How long do you plan on staying in your house?
Say you are never planning on moving houses. In that case, a remodeled kitchen – that perfectly suites your preferences and taste (however eccentric they may be!) – would be a suitable option. On the other hand, if you think you may be moving houses sometime soon, a more conservative kitchen – that appeals to the majority of potential buyers – is recommended.
What is your budget vs. project scope?
As is the case with any major purchase, your budget dictates any project limitations. Some things to think about with respect to budget are:
- What are you trying to get accomplished (e.g., cabinet remodel; cabinet and countertop remodel; cabinet, countertop and new floor; cabinet, countertop, new floor and new appliances; etc.)?
- What is the maximum amount of money you would like to spend, in order to get everything achieved in the project scope?
- Specifically, how would you like to allocate your budget (e.g., spend 70% of budget on cabinets and 30% on countertops)?
- How hands-on do you plan on being? Are you going to individually hire all the trades necessary to complete your project, or are you looking for one point of accountability (i.e., a general contractor)?
These are just a few thoughts for new shoppers. Of course, more specific questions can be addressed during a FREE, no obligation, in-home consultation. Give us a call at (919) 510-4200 or email info@cornerstonekitchensNC.com to schedule yours today.