Americans’ fixation on kitchens continues to drive a large chunk of the remodeling business. At the heart of our national (and expensive) spiff-up fever: cabinets and countertops, which usually consume about half the budget for most kitchen redos.
That means cabinets and countertops could amount to a few thousand bucks as part of a “light remodel,” to $25,000 to $50,000 or more if you’re going for a bells, whistles and Sub-Zero-fridge kind of renovation.
Getting started can be tough. Why choose quartz countertops over granite? Are there cabinet styles and colors that won’t quickly go out of style? Should you change your kitchen’s layout, and, if so, who can help with that?