In a Kitchen Remodeling Project the Cabinets and Countertop Are The Two Most Expensive Items; What If You Could Save 20-50%?
But even an experienced DIYer may not have the expertise to update a bathroom in an older home. If the house has galvanized water pipes that are in bad shape and need to be changed to copper, that will require plumbing skills, says architect Bruce Wentworth of the Wentworth Studio in Chevy Chase. If the house does not have ground fault interrupted outlets, it requires electrical skills. He notes that local laws require a homeowner to obtain a building permit if walls are being changed, plumbing or electrical work is being done. Seeking counter values Kitchen remodeling costs less when major fixtures are swapped out rather than moved to new locations. For a typical kitchen, about 12-by-12 feet, a budget of about $13,000 will allow a builder to install new countertops , backsplash, sink and faucet, decorative hardware and lighting, according to Matus. But it wont pay for cabinets or appliances, he says. Plan to spend another $16,000 on cabinets and $7,500 appliances for an average kitchen. Replacing the cabinets, countertop, sink and flooring but not the appliances in the kitchen of their Alexandria condominium totaled $8,350 for Barbara Bosworth, a teachers assistant, and husband Ron, who works for a rental car company. The couple hired United Floors, Kitchen and Bath, a Rockville-based company that specializes in affordable renovations.
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Holly has been with DirectBuy of Indianapolis for over seven years, helping members with kitchen designing. She has over 2,000 kitchen designs in her portfolio. During the first meeting with Holly, a member will bring either the room dimensions or blueprints, their appliance model numbers and their budget. Holly will give guidance in the cabinet layouts, choosing the door styles, as well as going over finish options and accessories. She will also go over the options for the countertops.
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Kitchen Tune-Up of Newton cooks with remodeling
ANSWER: Kitchen Tune-Up Newton has been growing about 25 percent per year through 2008. In 2009, we expect to gross about the same as 2008 due to the recession. Our business has not slowed down and we are as busy as weve ever been.
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