Minor Kitchen Remodel a Best Value Kitchen and Bath Project
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.
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Latest trends in kitchen remodeling
The housing style in Northern Virginia is overwhelmingly traditional, however the trend is to be more transitional in style; pay homage to the existing structure while introducing cleaner lines and sophistication typically associated with contemporary style. In this Centreville kitchen renovation by Daniels Design and Remodeling, the cabinets are Signature custom cabinets in a two-tone cherry with glaze, the countertops are Golden Green, the sink is a Rohl apron front and the lighting fixtures are Murrey Feiss. (Bob Narod Photographer) In what ways, if at all, are people in this area incorporating technology into their kitchens? Not as much as you might imagine or the appliance manufactures would hope. Primarily we are considering the day to day lifestyle needs a place for an iPad or laptop, TV viewing, etc. I know several appliance manufacturers have been developing systems for monitoring that could provide diagnostics to repair technicians, communicate when service was needed, and even more, however it has not proven interesting to a broad base of clients.
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Value feature report. A minor kitchen remodel has once again taken the gold as the kitchen and bath project with the best value. As Remodeling put it, Once again, the best-performing K&B project was minor kitchen remodel, which includes new appliances and countertops, and a facelift for existing cabinets. At $18,856, it is not the least expensive K&B project, but it delivers a lot of bang for the buck. Nationally, a minor kitchen remodel recouped 82.7% of its value upon resale.