If you’re planning a kitchen update for your suburban Chicago home, you might be wondering if 2017 is your year. A survey undertaken by Houzz, the popular online design site, tracked cost trends for remodel projects. More than 120,000 Houzzers responded voluntarily, including 70,000 who completed a project in 2015. The results were enlightening, but maybe not so surprising.
The Houzz survey pointed to some interesting facts:
You may have been told that one of the first things you should think about as you plan to update or refresh your kitchen is the budget. However, Houzz respondents apparently didn’t all take that advice to heart. Nearly a third said they began their projects without setting a budget. Of those who started a project with a budget, however, 36% stayed on budget, 31% exceeded their budget figure, and only 3% finished under budget. Those who spent more gave two primary reasons for shelling out extra cash: They gave in to a desire to choose upscale materials and appliances, or they added to the scope of the project before it was completed. Interestingly enough, the homeowners who jumped in without setting a budget actually spent, on average, about $8,000 less than the others.
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