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10 Things You Should Ask Yourself Before Remodeling Your Kitchen

Are you making these common kitchen renovation mistakes? Before you start ripping out your cabinets and shopping for new appliances, answer these 10 key questions that can save you time, money and heartache.

We’ve all been tempted to take a sledgehammer to something in our homes, perhaps after binge-watching Fixer Upper or Property Brothers. Before you go all Jonathan Scott on your kitchen, check out some advice from two real world pros, Charleston-based interior designer Kim Nielsen and Eric Benjamin of Keller Williams in Atlanta.

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10 Tips To Avoid Getting Burned By Kitchen Remodels

10 tips on kitchen remodeling

1. Don’t Overspend

Before you start planning, consider the market and decide whether a low-, medium-, or high-end kitchen remodel makes the most sense. Costs can run the gamut from $2,000 for a simple paint-and-hardware upgrade to $50,000 if you’re installing expensive countertops and luxury appliances. Knowing your neighborhood will help keep from overspending – you may not get your investment back installing travertine in your tiny starter – or worse, underspending. Let’s face it, you’ll never see Formica in a high-end home, and in fact, it may become a barrier to your sale.

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