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6 Kitchen Renovation Myths Debunked

March 9, 2022 | Blog

Planning the kitchen renovation of your dreams is exciting, but misinformation about kitchen upgrades and remodeling can quickly make it stressful. Legacy Bath & Kitchen wants to make sure you enjoy the journey! By debunking some common myths about kitchen renovations, we want to help you focus on the possibilities for your dream kitchen.

Myth #1: A Full Kitchen Remodel Is Too Expensive

Unfortunately, this myth is one of the most common and prevents people from even considering a remodel. Remember, you have complete control over the cost of your kitchen upgrades.

The total price of your project depends on which materials and products you choose. YOU have the flexibility to decide what makes the cut. And most people don’t know how many quality items you can find at an affordable price.

One way to save money during a kitchen remodel is to create a budget. This will help you manage your spending so every decision stays within your comfort zone. Most homeowners also recover 50% to 80% of their money from a remodel when selling their home.

Myth #2: Remodeling Is A DIY Job

Kitchen remodeling projects are much more overwhelming than they show on TV. A team of professionals is better equipped to tackle complex home improvement projects like these than most DIYers.

Licensed contractors have experience addressing more complicated and delicate tasks involved. They also have access to resources that you do not and can guide you through municipal coding requirements. importantly, they will know how to overcome the inevitable obstacles that will arise during the project.

Rather than attempt this challenging project on your own, leave it to a professional, reputable team, like ours!

Myth #3: Only Trendy Kitchens Preserve Home Value

Although buyers are usually drawn to homes with modern kitchens, “modern” is not a fixed style. Trends always change over time. Don’t feel pressured to follow current design trends, especially if you want a different aesthetic in your home. Designers can determine which current kitchen trends might become classic looks and which ones may date your home in a few years.

Deciding which style is ‘right’ for your kitchen is entirely up to you. A kitchen remodel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so get what you want!

Myth #4: Your Budget Should Be A Certain Percentage Of Your Home’s Value

The most common recommendation is to keep your remodeling budget within 5% to 15% of your home’s value. But that figure is a suggestion. Different projects use different figures.

The total cost of your remodel will vary depending on your goals and the size of the job. Redoing the kitchen floor is a minor task compared to updating the floor plan. The housing market and cost of construction supplies don’t follow the same trends. So, your remodel budget should not be completely determined by your home’s current resale value.

Once you decide what things to update, it’s completely up to you to decide how much you spend on your dream.

Myth #5: A Bigger Kitchen Is Always Better

The size of your kitchen should fit both the needs of your household and your individual taste. No two kitchens are the same, so remodeling projects should be as unique as your home.

Adding more square footage to your kitchen actually adds more work to your project, budget and day-to-day cooking. So, find the balance between form and function. Limit distances between workspaces as much as possible and avoid placing unneeded barriers in your way.

If your current kitchen layout is not big enough to fit your household, then, of course, make it bigger. But don’t be afraid to make it smaller if it is too large, or leave it the same if it works great as-is.

Myth #6: Only Buy From Retail Chains, Local Contractors Are Shady

Large retail chains are usually known for being affordable, reliable and available. Although some dishonest contractors do exist, many local companies have the same good qualities as big box stores, if not more.

A good contractor can do anything you want and is more likely to invest in your personal goals than large name-brand stores. They operate with relationships based on trust and reliability to help make design decisions easier. Although big companies have more mass-produced products always available, local ones often have more custom, unique pieces that they want to make affordable for you.

Researching local contractors is a great way to avoid shady businesses. Always check online reviews, Better Business Bureau ratings and their contractor’s license.

Upgrade With Legacy Bath & Kitchen!

Since 2006, Legacy Bath & Kitchen has been devoted to exceeding your expectations of remodeling by creating beautiful, functional kitchens in the San Antonio area. Our team of designers uses superior products, professional craftsmanship and experienced recommendations to make your dream kitchen a reality. Save yourself from the headaches and contact us today!

Why Legacy Bath and Kitchen?

We are committed to your bathroom and kitchen remodel. Since 2006, owners Jason and Krishelle Hicks and their team of expert designers and installers have prided themselves in building bathrooms and kitchens using superior products and craftsmanship with extraordinary service - all at a fair price.

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