- Give-Aways & Offers
- Monthly Must Do's
- DIY Project Ideas
- Step-by-Step Guides
- Inspirational Photo Galleries
Make no mistake: Kitchen renovation isn't cheap. Typically, homeowners spend 10 to 15 percent of their home's market value. "Basing your budget on the worth of your home helps to prevent over- or underspending," Maykut says. Once you've set a budget (and committed to sticking to it), the next step is to allocate resources carefully. In other words, as Maykut puts it, "You don’t want to spend a small fortune on appliances only to realize that you’ve got nothing left to spend on the backsplash." Finally, Maykut suggests that in any kitchen renovation, but especially when remodeling a kitchen in an older house, it's wise to "build a buffer into the budget for any unexpected surprises encountered during the course of the remodel."
We'll send you an email as soon as Bob Vila Academy launches
Enroll now and learn DIY basics from the next generation of home improvement experts