The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in your home. In fact, when shopping for a new home, buyers look to kitchens when making their final decision, second only to location. But whether or not you intend to sell your home in the near future, most homeowners dream of making over their kitchens.

Kitchen makeovers don’t have to break the bank. In fact, there are renovations that you can make at every budget level. If you’re ready for an update, here are the three levels of kitchen makeovers to consider: Facelift: If your kitchen needs a refresh and you are currently unable to afford an entire remodel, a quick kitchen facelift might be your best option. You can breathe new life into your kitchen and give it a whole new look by simply adding a fresh coat of paint to the walls or cabinets, swapping out your existing fixtures for new ones, or adding a backsplash. A project of this size is easily manageable and can be completed in just one weekend, and when it comes to home remodeling and redecorating, instant gratification is always a bonus. Remove and Replace: The next level of kitchen remodel goes the extra step of removing and replacing and will require hiring an experienced kitchen remodeling company like Legacy to assist you. A “remove and replace” remodel is when you keep the existing layout of your kitchen, but remove and replace your current countertops and cabinets. If you’re happy with the current layout of your kitchen but want a more updated look, this is a smart investment to make in your home. According to Remodeling Magazine’s most recent Cost vs. Value Report, homeowners in our region recouped an average 65% of their investment in remove and replace kitchen remodels. Total Remodel: Finally, the granddaddy of all kitchen makeovers is the total remodel. This involves a complete overhaul of a kitchen’s layout. Walls are torn down; cabinets, countertops, and appliances are upgraded; and islands may be added to provide additional storage and workspace.  A total kitchen remodel starts with demolition, and it is a project that is not to be taken lightly. Total remodels should always be performed by professionals like Legacy. Though it requires the most time and the greatest amount of funds, it is by far the most dramatic makeover and usually provides the greatest satisfaction for the homeowners.

There are a number of factors to take into consideration before giving your kitchen a makeover. Time, money, and personal style all must be taken into consideration before taking the plunge. Legacy Remodeling in Pittsburgh can help you weigh your options and choose a direction that best suits your wants, needs, and current lifestyle.