Not only is renovating your kitchen an excellent way to boost the equity in your home, but it also helps the salability of your home in today’s real estate market.
Last March my family undertook a journey to renovate my Mother’s kitchen. This project included taking down two walls, reflooring the kitchen, living room, dining room and sun room, as well as installing new cabinets, and custom counter tops.
Sounds expensive doesn’t it? It certainly can be a very spendy undertaking, but our goal was to keep the project economical by doing all of the work ourselves (along with the help of awesome friends) and employing very careful shopping. My mother spent months filling our basement with free tiles for the backsplash, hardware and light fixtures purchased on clearance until the basement was full with a future kitchen. My Mother is such a fantastic and efficient shopper, she was able to acquire everything we needed for the new kitchen at remarkable prices in just three months. So starting on March 18th, 2011 the demolition began. Below you can see some photos of the kitchen during the renovation and after.
“Wait a minute, Doc. Ah… Are you telling me that you built a time machine… out of a DeLorean?”