By Denise Freese
One of the most popular home renovation projects today is a kitchen remodel. According to the Remodeling Magazine 2012-13 Cost vs. Value Report, the national average cost for a mid-range kitchen makeover is now almost $55,000, while the approximate cost for a minor kitchen remodel approaches $19,000. A large upscale full kitchen remodel can run upwards of $110,000.
Before deciding the extent of the renovation to be performed, the homeowner must decide who the remodel is for. If an upgrade is necessary to sell a home, a minor remodel with neutral touches is in the seller’s best interest. If the homeowner plans to stay in the home, and wants the enjoyment of using the upgraded finishes, appliances, flooring and even a new layout design, a higher-end upscale remodel may be in order.