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DIY Kitchen Remodels for Investment Properties  August 26, 2013 – 07:43 pm

By Zillow | Posted May 14th 2013 1:00PM Updated May 14th 2013 2:17PM

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If you are an investor who is buying rental properties, are a do-it-yourself type or want to renovate your kitchen, there are many things you can do to reduce your costs on doing some updating. Note that most renovations run way over budget and encounter issues, regardless of where DIY, semi-DIY, or having a contractor do the job. Make sure you estimate plenty of contingency funds for those guaranteed cost overruns.

Also, be cautious about spending a lot of money on kitchen renovations. While any property renovation will add value to the property, it's unlikely to add as much value as it costs. For example, if you spend $20, 000 on a kitchen, it might only add $12, 000 in value. Finally, again be cautious on how much you spend as it probably won't dramatically increase your rental amount, but it probably will increase the length of time that your tenants stay at the property, and smart landlords love long-term tenants.

Some fixer-upper options:

Cabinets – If the cabinets are in good shape, but old and gray, a fresh coat of paint from a skilled painter can add a world of life to the kitchen. But the painter needs to take the cabinets off, sand them lightly, brush paint them with the proper type of brush and paint, and re-install them. And of course sand and paint the cabinet exterior fascias too! A nice job of painting on an average kitchen probably runs $750 – $1, 000 if done right. And don't forget to paint the inside and bottoms!

Source: realestate.aol.com

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So not true. Kitchen remodels can

Get you most often 90-110% of the cost (depending on the house, location, and original kitchen condition).
remodeling is a great idea, especially if you want to sell (of course that kind of remodel has different parameters).
I have found bath remodels can get less, unless you are adding a bath (say downstairs) then that can be 80-100% return.
I recommend to clients that kitchen remodels with mid-range features are the best way to go for value and style.

Business: When the kitchen is too small  — Arizona Daily Sun
Mallett said that, in today's market, the National Association of Realtors estimates kitchen remodels retain 68.9 percent of their value and bathrooms 65.2 percent of their value at resale. “By narrowing my focus on kitchen and bath, it allows me to be ..

What's hot right now in home revamps?  — NEWS.com.au
It's no secret that kitchen remodels have one of the highest returns on investment. Small enhancements can make a big difference to the look and value of your kitchen.

Space-Saving Furniture: Make Your House Feel Bigger  — Mother Earth News
Habitat for Humanity ReStores, Craigslist and local classified ads are great sources for used cabinets removed during major kitchen remodels. These cabinets make first-class storage furniture in hallways, garages, basements and sheds. Utility Shelves.

Lowes kitchen remodel. LG Viatera quartz & Shenandoah cabinets

Space-Saving Furniture: Make Your House Feel Bigger  — Mother Earth News
Habitat for Humanity ReStores, Craigslist and local classified ads are great sources for used cabinets removed during major kitchen remodels. These cabinets make first-class storage furniture in hallways, garages, basements and sheds. Utility Shelves.

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