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Top Kitchen Renovation Myths Dispelled

Do you dream about renovating your outdated kitchen but worry about the budget, time, and commitment involved? Kitchen renovations require strategic planning and patient execution, but they don’t need to turn your life upside down. Here are some common misconceptions that might be holding you back.

Myth 1: Open Concept Is the Only Option

The casual open-concept approach to kitchen renovations continues in popularity, but it’s no longer considered the only option. There’s a bit of a backlash starting to emerge against big all-in-one living spaces now. 

During COVID quarantines, homeowners began to appreciate separate rooms again for solitude, privacy, and a change of scenery. When people work from home—which might mean their kitchen table or an actual room with an office—they need their own sectioned-off spaces. 

Myth 2: Dated Cabinets Are a Lost Cause

Some cabinets from the 1980s and 1990s may be high-quality. If your cabinets are well-built and still in good condition, painting, re-staining, or restoring them can save you money. According to Forbes, the average cost to replace cabinets in 2024 is $8,200. For larger kitchens and premium materials, the price can go up to $25,000. 

Preserving existing cabinets is generally less expensive and less hassle. If you prefer to keep the existing cabinet layout in your kitchen, Central Construction Group can replace the doors, drawer fronts, and drawer glides, add creature features like rollout trays and trash bins, then repaint to make old cabinets look brand new.

Myth 3: You Can DIY It When You Have Time

Renovating a kitchen often involves updating plumbing, electrical, HVAC, and adding expensive cabinetry and appliances. This requires professional expertise and adhering to specific building codes. Stay in your own lane and flex your DIY muscles on small projects like painting the walls, installing pantry organization, or adding special decorative touches. 

For bigger jobs, protect your home value and make the most of your renovation dollars by hiring professional home renovators like CCG. Not only will you ensure quality results and likely increase your home value, you’ll spare yourself the headache of tracking down materials and fixing costly mistakes.

Myth 4: You Have to Renovate the Entire Kitchen at Once

It can be cost-effective to bundle renovation projects, requiring you to pay only once for set-up, dumpster, and trip fees. But if committing to an entirely new layout and look gives you pause, it’s possible to proceed in phases. You could address cabinets and countertops first, then think about appliances, and then complete the renovation with flooring and lighting. 

The key is to create a long-range plan from the beginning, so the piecemeal projects move the renovation in the right direction. You don’t want to replace cabinets or flooring if the layout is going to change later. With smart, careful planning, a full kitchen remodel can proceed gradually and allow for adjustments as you see it come together.

Renovate the Right Way with CCG

If your kitchen is calling for a facelift or a full overhaul, call Central Construction Group to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation. We have extensive experience with kitchen projects of all scales and sizes. Call 317-213-6246 or connect with us on Facebook or Instagram.

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