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5 Projects To Do For A Summer Renovation

April 10th, 2017 12:00am

Summer means vacations, fun in the sun, and lots of entertaining for your friends and family. If you want to get your house in order before summer ends, here is a list of projects for your summer renovation.

Remodel Your Kitchen

If you do any kind of cooking or entertaining in your home and you wished that it was set up differently, had more upgraded features, more space, or you simply want a more efficient kitchen, now is the time to get going on this project!

Kitchens are by far one of the most common summer renovation projects. For a budget friendly kitchen update, refacing or refinishing just your kitchen cabinets can cost up to $10,000 dependent on size and how many cabinets there are. On average a simple kitchen remodel will cost around $40,000, keeping the same footprint, new cabinets, new countertops, and backsplash, while a more intricate design will cost anywhere from $62,000 to $150,000. The good news is if you ever plan to sell your home, you will definitely be able to add value to your house through a kitchen update and remodel.

Add An Extra Room To Your Home

Unless you built your home from the ground up, chances are it doesn't have everything you want. If you want to add a den, library, sunroom, or you plan on having kids and want them to have their own room, adding an extra room to your house is a good place to start. In addition, if you plan to sell in the future, your cost will be recouped, making this an even better reason to add this project to your list of summer renovation projects. A two-story addition gives you the most recoup - 71.1%, but it also costs the most.

A family room addition costs around $90,000 and you can recoup around 69% back.

If you simply don't have as much space as you wish you had, adding on an extra room - or expanding a room you already have, is a good way to add some extra footage to your house.

Replace Your Doors and Windows

If you live in an older home, you probably have older doors and windows. Not only is replacing these doors and windows a good way to save money on your energy bills and make your home more energy-efficient, but you can recoup the costs down the line. In addition, adding new doors and windows to your home can help up your curb appeal.

Outdoor Kitchen


Ask any home cook what their dream home includes and chances are they will tell you they would love an outdoor kitchen. This is a superb place to prepare, cook, and serve any food you might be making for an outdoor party or dinner. If a plain old grill isn't good enough, an outdoor kitchen allows you to bring the indoor kitchen outdoors with all the main amenities including counters and cabinets, a grill, prep sink, ice maker, mini fridge, and you can even build a pizza oven!

Hopefully, this gives you some ideas for your next summer renovation project.

When you're ready to begin your next kitchen remodel in the Scottsdale area, contact Kitchens By Good Guys at 480-696-3524.


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