So you want to renovate your kitchen and it is a smaller size than normally done by any of the contractors and the costs seem a bit high for Small Kitchen Renovations, and you are not sure if you should go ahead or not.
If this is a problem for you, it is a big step and decision to make as per what you want to be done and the outcome for two reasons:
- Is the result worth the money spent?
- With the new renovations done, how does it affect the value of my property?
These two questions are important as most people choose a low-cost DIY style renovation without considering what the result will do to their pocket/wallet and or the value and this can lead to many bumps in the road in the future.
So what to consider when you want Small Kitchen Renovations (SKRs) done:
- A RELIABLE AND CERTIFIED CONTRACTOR:
This is an important decision as if you choose the wrong one
you might end up with a monstrosity that will affect your
costing negatively as you now must do everything over.
- IS THIS NEWLY DESIGNED KITCHEN A GOOD INVESTMENT:
Part of the reason to choose the proper contractor is most
work hand in hand with property developers and agents, so
they can advise you beforehand if your chosen design will
increase or decrease the value of your property, and can
immediately make any adjustments if a negative result is
- IS THIS NEW RENOVATION DONE FOR THE RIGHT REASON AND COST: Many people renovate small kitchens to accommodate the more modern and futuristic appliances and ease of use, not considering the costs vs. the outcome vs. the reason. So, if and when you consider SKRs you must go through all aspects, costs, designs and most importantly, the reason for the renovation. For example, if you renovating because of a space issue as you may want it to be accessible for a disabled person, then obviously cost should not be a question. But if you want to renovate because you want a more modern look and appliances then you should consider costs as if the costs higher than the actual re-evaluation of your property, like changing a classic Tudor home to have a modern kitchen but the rest of the house stays Tudor, you are going to end up with a loss in value of the property.
So when considering SKRs, do it for the right reasons and costs.