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Starting a new business is always a risky venture. Any marketing professional knows that it is crucial to evaluate the market in order to determine the viability and demand for a small business opportunity. Unless consumers are demanding the services of a particular business, there will be little chance that a business can remain profitable. One business venture with consistently rising consumer demands is a kitchen remodeling business.

Potential customers are actively seeking the services of kitchen remodeling businesses for projects ranging from simple kitchen cabinet refacing to full-scale kitchen gutting and rebuilding. Now is the time for interior designers, contractors, and carpenters to consider branching out on their own and cultivating a successful and profitable business. Why, though, is the demand for a high quality remodeling business on the rise? Here are a few contributing factors.

Return to the Kitchen

First, the nation's population as a whole is experiencing a return to the kitchen. An unpredictable economy and a desire for more quality family experiences is driving families out of the restaurants and fast food chains and back into the kitchen. Even concerns like obesity, diabetes, and food allergies are urging consumers to stop eating out and start eating in. As families start spending more time in the kitchen, they also start noticing design flaws and issues with their kitchens. This increased exposure to the kitchen boosts the value of a high quality remodeling business.

The DIY Slump

The past ten years saw a huge do-it-yourself boon throughout the country, but that boon is starting to wane. Consumers are increasingly busy with work and social demands, and their willingness to devote countless hours and excessive energy to an elaborate kitchen remodeling project is dissipating. More and more consumers are considering a kitchen remodeling business as a cost-effective way to revamp a kitchen.

The Struggling Housing Market

In the past, real estate was in such high demand that consumers often hesitated to invest in elaborate remodeling projects because it was simpler to consider putting their property on the market and moving to a more ideal house. Now, that trend is shifting. Consumers are nestling in to their homes and choosing remodel jobs over real estate agents. This is a big deal for the owner of a kitchen remodeling business. Customers are scouring the web for the best business owners to turn their imperfect house into the home of their dreams.

Social Networking and Home Improvement Television

Perhaps the biggest reason for the increased demand for a kitchen remodeling business is the developments in social networking and home improvement television. Social image-sharing networks allow customers to browse thousands of pictures of newly remodeled kitchens. They can see the latest design trends right before their eyes, and this prompts them to start dreaming of changes to their own kitchens. Home improvement television networks continue to increase in popularity, and consumers can see just how valuable a high quality kitchen remodeling business can be.

Now is the perfect time for talented professionals to leave the traditional workplace and invest in a kitchen remodeling business franchise. The consumer population wants to remodel, and for a reputable kitchen remodeling business, the world is an oyster waiting to be opened.

 

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Why Kitchen Remodeling Businesses Are on the Rise

It is very important to determine a budget for any home improvement project, and kitchen remodeling is no exception.

A word of caution: I spent several hours researching kitchen remodeling cost and budgeting on the internet to gather data for this article. I ran into a couple websites that gave square footage pricing for kitchen remodeling. Although I commiserate with their attempt to find a simple method to figure out remodeling pricing, this type of advice is not based in reality. Remodeling jobs in general are so specific to the conditions of the building and tastes of the homeowner that no square footage pricing will ever be realistic. I also ran into many sites that did not give you any real information about establishing a budget but basically interpreted Hanley Wood's Remodeling Cost vs. Value report which is published each year. You are much better off visiting the Cost vs. Value report online and evaluating the results for yourself.

Like anything else in this world a kitchen remodel is going to cost more than you thought it would and the sky is the limit on what it can cost depending on your tastes. There are multiple factors that go into determining a remodeling budget.

There are several places online you can go to help you establish a basic budget number to start with. My personal recommendation is Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value Report which is released by region and major city each year. The really nice thing about this report is that it gives a description of the "average" project so that you can gauge if your kitchen remodel is going to fall above or below the benchmark. I also find their average pricing to be an accurate reflection of the pricing for our company, so by recommending to clients before I even meet with them that they investigate this report they are more likely to establish a realistic budget we can work within to give them a fantastic kitchen.

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While Remodeling Magazine's report is very helpful, it is still a very one size fits all approach to establishing a budget. Keep reading if you'd like to try to hone your numbers a bit.

Get out a pad and paper and jot down a few notes about each factor as you go through this list:

Factor 1 Home Value- Consider not only what you think your home is worth, but also the value of similar homes in your neighborhood that already have updates. My favorite website to check home values is zillow.com, simply enter your address and you get an interactive map with home values and other information listed right on the map. Take note of which homes are of similar size to yours, have been purchased more recently, but have a higher value, then peek in their windows to see what the house looks like. Ok, seriously, I was only kidding. If you don't know them perhaps it's time to meet the neighbors and ask for a quick tour.

Factor 2 Wow! - This has everything to do with your goals and motivations. Write down each motivational factor which is important to you in a kitchen remodel. Here are some possible examples: Kitchen is falling apart. You love to cook and the layout doesn't suit you. You love to entertain and want to open up the kitchen as a place to gather. You want a kitchen that wows your guests. You are getting ready to sell your home and the kitchen is a sticking point with buyers... Now that you have your list, evaluate which motivations are most important and relist them in motivational order. Imagining your budget starting in "the middle" take note of which factors might move the budget up or down...i.e. wanting to remodel to encourage a sale might move the budget down, remodeling to wow guest might max it out...etc.

Factor 3 Did someone say AGA? - List any "must haves" for a kitchen remodel to be worth it to you. Possible examples: granite counters, an island with an extra sink, a second dishwasher, a commercial quality gas range, etc.

Factor 4 Longevity- Determine to the best of your ability the length of time you plan on owning the home.

Factor 5 Size Matters- Determine what percentage of your home your kitchen encompasses. A sampling of over 100 modern home floorplans of 1000 to 3000 square foot homes revealed the average kitchen square footage to be 7% of the home's square footage. If your kitchen is larger or smaller than this average you may need to increase or decrease your budget accordingly.

Factor 6 Layout- if you already know you're going to want the sink moved, an island sink added, an interior wall moved and an exterior door added, then you need to add money to your budget well beyond what a basic facelift would cost.

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Factor 7 Funding- Determine the maximum amount of money you could afford to spend. If you are financing your project you can calculate what a lender will likely lend you. Lenders want to see a debt to income ratio(DTI) of.36 or less. Your DTI is established by taking all your monthly debt obligations (credit card payments, auto loans, mortgage, etc.) and dividing by your monthly income. To determine your maximum safe monthly debt multiply.36 times your monthly income. Now subtract your existing monthly debt from this number and you have a monthly budget maximum. Here's a link to a calculator that will do the math for you: mortgage calculator

Putting it All Together

The key to determining your budget is finding the percentage of your home's value you should use as a budget guideline. While researching this article I ran across recommendations to use percentages ranging from 10% to 25% of home value. For a kitchen remodel of any substance that includes new flooring, appliances, cabinets, sink/faucet, lighting and bringing electric up to code I find anything less than 15% to be a very dubious number. I suppose on a million dollar house 10% would be a workable budget, but on a 200k house a 20k budget is marginal at best for a full blown kitchen remodel.

If resale value is important to you it is wise to keept the cost of your kitchen renovation project within 20% of the current value of your home. Staying within this range insures that a majority of the new kitchen's cost is recouped in increased home value immediately, and the remaining cost should be recouped within 5 years as your home appreciates.

Ok, let's run through an example. Keep in mind, there is no exact formula here. We are simply doing our best to be as informed as possible and make a wise decision about how much to spend on our kitchen remodel.

For our example let's use my house. It's a 50's cape cod with a modest square footage of 1500.

Factor 1 value: Zillow gives me an estimated value of $167,500, however, I notice zillow hasn't yet updated and accounted for the single family homes which were recently built in the field behind us with a starting price of $270k. Zillow also has our square footage listed at under 1200. Looks like the previous owner did a little remodeling without a permit. I'm going to base my budget on a price of 180k which is similar to other houses in the neighborhood that are the same size.

Factor 2 Goals: My wife and I love to entertain guests. To make a kitchen remodel worthwhile for us we need to lose an interior wall to open up the kitchen and dining nook to the living room. I'm going to add 1% to budget for this.

Factor 3 Must Haves: As a former chef two must haves for me are a new oven and a really nice propane range(no natural gas service here), preferably a commercial range modified for home use (real commercial ranges don't have insulation around the oven, critical for home safety). I'm going to add another 1% to my budget to make sure there is enough money to get me my range and propane installation.

Factor 4 Longevity: We plan to stay in our house a minimum of 4 years. As a rule of thumb it takes 5 years for most remodeling to appreciate and recoup all of its cost. Since we will likely be here at least 5 years I'm not going to penalize the budget, but since there is a good chance we'll move right around 5 years I'm not going to increase it like I would if we were staying much longer.

Factor 5 Size of Kitchen: Our kitchen is about 140SquareFeet(SF). That's over 9% of the SF of the house, 2% above average. Obviously this kitchen is going to require some extra material and cabinets. I'm going to up the budget 1% for this, I hope it's enough.

Factor 6 Layout: We are going to change the layout of our kitchen pretty extensively. We currently have a cooktop peninsula. The range is going to go on a differnet wall and the dishwasher will move to the peninsula, though we might ditch the peninsula, move the fridge and add an island instead. About the only thing that won't move is the sink. I'm going to add another 1% to my budget, again hoping $1800 (1% of our 180k value) is enough to cover the electrical and plumbing changes.

For my base I'm going to use 20%. As I mentioned before, there are going to be people who will argue with me on that, but going lower often doesn't leave you with workable budget numbers for full blown kitchen remodels. I'm adding 4% based on my factors listed above. I adjusted my zillow.com estimated home value to 180k based on the comparable square footage and value of other homes around me. This gives me a working budget of 24% x 180k= $43,200 When I compare this to the Cost Vs. Value report I see that in the Middle Atlantic Region a Major Kitchen Renovation is $59, 098. It looks like my budget could be bit low, especially since I really would like granite countertops and the Cost Vs. Value specs call for laminate tops. On the other hand my kitchen is significantly smaller than their 200SF benchmark, so I think I'll go with my budget number and see what my contractor can do for me in that budget.



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Determining a Kitchen Remodeling Budget

The kitchen is perhaps the most important place in the house. Remodeling a kitchen with the latest amenities, within a limited budget requires the skills, expertise and experience of a good kitchen remodeling designer.

The market is swarming with an array of kitchen designers who may bring authentic kitchen designs to the table. However, the kitchen designer who keeps in mind your needs, lifestyle, and budget as well as providing genuine solutions is what you should be looking for.
Before hiring a kitchen remodeling designer to give a face lift to your kitchen, it would be advisable to keep the following in mind:

Find a Licensed Kitchen Remodeling Designer
It is imperative you see the credentials of a kitchen designer before hiring them to redo your kitchen. A certified kitchen remodeling designer, unlike an interior decorator, should have passed some tests conducted by an organization such as the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association). With a qualification like this under their belt, the designer is abreast with the latest technologies, trends and accessories needed to revamp your kitchen. You can search online for reputed designing companies or individual contractors. The kitchen designer, if asked, should be able to give you reliable references of previously completed projects.

Estimate How Much Time it Will Take to Remodel the Kitchen
Kitchen remodeling takes time and effort, as meticulous details need to be taken care of. Before the project begins, you should discuss the time frame with your contractor that it will take to give your kitchen the appearance it needs. An efficient kitchen remodeler will coordinate with the other contractors necessary to complete the project- including an electrician or appliance company- well in advance. This will allow them to stay on schedule and finish the project in a timely fashion.

Discuss all Financial Details of the Remodeling
People often refrain from remodeling their kitchen due to the fear of unbearable costs. However, hiring a professional kitchen remodeling designer can really give you your money's worth, returning on your investment when you go to sell your home. A skilled kitchen designer will suggest excellent ideas, resources, and amenities, all within your budget and leave the final decision to you. By analyzing your family's cooking style, frequency in socializing, space and lighting effects in the kitchen, a good designer will create a suitable plan based on your budget.

Look into Technical Design Details
A qualified kitchen remodeler will lay emphasis on good lighting effects and ventilation in the kitchen. He will look into the plumbing, storage capacity, appliances, sanitation, cabinetry and electrical details with perfection, leaving no room for any pitfalls later. Keeping your ideas and needs in mind, a concerned kitchen remodeling contractor will offer expert suggestions for your benefit. He will ensure your kitchen will be properly functional before beginning the project.

Define Your Own Needs
The kitchen is yours and you must discuss your thoughts, requirements, and needs with an open mind. Share your thoughts repeatedly and make sure that the remodeler is going to deliver what you desire. The kind of color scheme you need, the floorings you desire, and the relevant amenities, must be clearly outlined to the designer. A reputed kitchen remodeling designer knows how a kitchen functions and will suggest out-of-the-box ideas, keeping your interests and budget in mind.

Remodeling your kitchen can be a fun, informative, and exciting experience, provided you hire the right person or company for the job. With a little awareness, you can entrust your kitchen in the hands of a qualified kitchen remodeling designer and be rest assured you should have the kitchen you planned.

 

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A Close Look At Kitchen Remodeling

Since the kitchen is a high traffic area on a regular basis, creating a functional layout is key when planning your kitchen remodeling ideas. When creating your kitchen remodeling ideas you should think about the available space you have and then get creative.

Using Kitchen Remodeling Software

Most of the kitchen remodeling software is very user-friendly; the steps are as easy as 1-2-3 or A-B-C. A typical or conventional kitchen remodeling, if patterned in the past decades should have the "triangular" basics, wherein the sink, refrigerator, and stove are on triangle angles with a big space in the kitchen center, so that it would be easier for the mother or the woman of the house to move around.

Making a great small kitchen remodeling design points you to the many different cabinet designs and surface patterns providing your small kitchen a superb sense of space. Whether you design the kitchen yourself, work with a kitchen remodeling contractor or home center, formulating a plan will be the first step. Another pro to remodeling your kitchen is the fact that you will, essentially, be getting a new kitchen.

Any remodeling idea for a small kitchen must address the following issues: counter space, storage, built-ins, and pantry. When planning on a kitchen remodeling project, the budget is the first thing to consider. Whether you've got a big budget or a small one for your kitchen remodeling project, it's wise to try to make sure your spending doesn't spiral out of control as the process continues.

Don't worry if it will take time for you to create and sketch out your plan or model, great and perfect kitchen remodeling ideas have to be developed, because it has to be perfect and valuable to you and your family. Also ensure that your kitchen remodeling ideas are not that far-out or far-fetched, align it in your family's lifestyle and daily activities; this would give you a brighter plan on your kitchen design and style. The interactive kitchen design remodeling design plans distinctively are real-life award winners, and with its innovative process, the entire plan is certain to please with its client-driven method.

After all the information is collected you can begin to put all the pieces together, and figure out how you can balance your kitchen remodeling project desires with you budget restraints. Once you've finally decided on the general picture of your remodeled kitchen, then find the best yet affordable kitchen remodeling services in your area.

Though remodeling a kitchen can be a huge disruption to the homeowner, the finished product will quickly erase the brief inconvenience. If you have a large kitchen remodeling project you will need to set up a temporary kitchen a different part of the house. One of the many other pros to kitchen remodeling is one that you might not necessarily have thought of before.

 

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