Unlike HGTV shows, a kitchen remodel takes a little more time and “elbow grease” than a 30 to 60 minute show allows. For scheduling purposes, remodeling and renovation TV shows fail to show the complete process and sometimes lead homeowners down an unforeseen path of unexpected decisions and details. Regardless, kitchen remodels yield a significant return on investment, with the national average for minor remodels around 81%.
Although HGTV has inspired countless kitchen remodels and makeovers, we realize you might want to know what to expect before you or your contractor swing the first sledgehammer. While not a complete list by any means, here are three things you rarely see discussed during an HGTV kitchen remodel.