If you wanted to make a home improvement to your kitchen that would benefit you and the value of your home then add a kitchen island. The kitchen island cost is easily retrieved if you decide to sell and if you are keeping the house then you will benefit the very first day after it is installed with the additional room it provides you in the kitchen.
The home improvement project is something that you should have a company one in and perform and written estimate on. Let them explain the materials they will use, the time it will take from start to finish and what is included in their estimated price.
If you are looking for a company to finance then be up front with the company and let them know that this is an option you meant to take advantage of and see if it is offered before they even come to your home. This will save time for you and the contractor. Sears would be a company to consider, they offer home improvement services, kitchen remodeling services and financing.
A home improvement project like this could cost anywhere from two thousand to four thousand dollars and the difference would be an appliance. If you are adding in an appliance you will have to buy a new one. One additional cost that could be considered is if you wired for electricity and you want to convert to gas then you may be looking at an additional cost anywhere from seven hundred and fifty dollars to fifteen hundred dollars.
If you want to replace the floor around it you would have to add that cost and remember if the appliance is a downdraft vented appliance than a hole has to be cut in the floor for the tubing to lead outside.
Once you hear the estimates then you will be able to make a choice and move forward with the project. Expect the price to go up every time you add something. If you had a regular countertop going on, such as laminate and decided to change it to granite or Corian then there will be a price adjustment. If you had electricity and want to convert to gas there will be a price adjustment.
So, initially it is going to be hard to tell you an exact cost other that what was agreed upon at the table in your home. Someone you know may be able to tell you how much they paid for their project and if you are having the same thing done and they were satisfied with the work and the professionalism if the company then you should get their name so they can be added to the list for an estimate on the job.
Is it worth the money to have this home improvement project done to your home? You bet. The space and additional storage areas alone are worth it. It will become a piece you soon depend on.