Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Kitchen Remodeling Costs

While looking at a potential kitchen remodel recently, I told the homeowner the first step to remodeling a kitchen is putting plans together. She understood but wanted to know if the kitchen remodeling cost was in her budget. Unfortunately, kitchen remodel budgets are like the old chicken-or-egg question: Which comes first? It’s difficult to estimate ballpark costs without creating a design to determine the scope of work. But as a consumer, I would like to know if I could afford what I want before I invest in the design. To help consumers understand, I decided to share some information on how much it costs to remodel a kitchen.
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Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Nonetheless, if you you’ve reviewed our average kitchen remodeling costs above, you’ll want to know where every dollar is going. While every kitchen renovation project is different, common trends have emerged over the years. According to the National Kitchen & Bath Association, kitchen remodeling costs break down as follows:
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Kitchen Remodeling Costs

The layout of kitchens has drastically changed over the years. While the kitchen triangle is still important, many creative designers and homeowners have completely transformed kitchen layouts. As such, with any major kitchen remodel, you must consider plumbing costs. If you want to move your sink or dishwasher to the other side of the room, you may have to install new pipes. Additionally, for new sinks, you may have to add a new drain. While the costs are not large, they must be considered when researching kitchen remodeling costs.
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Kitchen Remodeling Costs

“How much does a kitchen remodel cost?” If you’re looking for that answer, you have come to the right place. From small kitchen remodels to deluxe kitchen renovation projects, all costs below must be considered and analyzed before embarking on a kitchen remodeling project. Once you’re ready to start your own kitchen project, ImproveNet can connect you with up to four kitchen remodeling pros in your area for free!
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Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Kitchen remodeling can be done in many ways, and for this discussion we will consider the costs and requirements for a kitchen update of a 200 square foot kitchen. On average, kitchen remodel costs $57,000.
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Costs to remodel a kitchenThe following kitchen remodel costs are guidelines. Each remodeling project is different, but if you use these guidelines when talking to kitchen remodelers you should be on the same page as the contractor when discussing price. The prices are broken out by entry-level/midrange/high-end. If the price stays the same for each level, there will just be one figure.
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Sadly, most home remodeling projects do not return 100% of your investment. In fact, according to Remodeling’s 2017 Cost Vs. Value report, only one project will return a positive investment (attic insulation). Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean you should skip all remodeling projects. After all, if you plan to live in your house for another 10 years, you will enjoy those long overdue upgrades. You’ll get a higher sale price down the line and a higher quality of life living with a remodeled kitchen.
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“How much does a kitchen remodel cost?” If you’re looking for that answer, you have come to the right place. From small kitchen remodels to deluxe kitchen renovation projects, all costs below must be considered and analyzed before embarking on a kitchen remodeling project.
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Garrison Hullinger Interior Design Inc. The Deluxe Kitchen RemodelIf custom cabinetry, built-in refrigeration and a La Cornue range are all must-haves, you’re talking high style and the price tag that goes with it. This kitchen is for real cooks. It would be a shame to be surrounded by all this gorgeous stuff and not use it.A $100,000-plus kitchen remodel might include: 1. A total rework of the space. Just as with the mid- to upper-range kitchen, don’t be surprised if everything, including the kitchen sink, gets moved, which means new plumbing, electrical, air ducts and so on. Often, you are gutting the space and starting from scratch.2. Architectural consistency. A tall ceiling with beadboard finish, crown moldings, leaded glass windows, authentic baseboard and casing, plus other architectural details ensure that the kitchen space will visually connect with and feel like a part of the rest of the house after the remodeling is done.3. Rich materials and accessories. Wood floors, stone counters, a chandelier and an Oriental rug will all contribute to the high-end style and elegance you’re after.4. Custom cabinetry throughout. Well-made, well-crafted and beautifully finished cabinetry in custom sizes will make your kitchen uniquely yours.
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The Deluxe Kitchen RemodelIf custom cabinetry, built-in refrigeration and a La Cornue range are all must-haves, you’re talking high style and the price tag that goes with it. This kitchen is for real cooks. It would be a shame to be surrounded by all this gorgeous stuff and not use it.A $100,000-plus kitchen remodel might include: 1. A total rework of the space. Just as with the mid- to upper-range kitchen, don’t be surprised if everything, including the kitchen sink, gets moved, which means new plumbing, electrical, air ducts and so on. Often, you are gutting the space and starting from scratch.2. Architectural consistency. A tall ceiling with beadboard finish, crown moldings, leaded glass windows, authentic baseboard and casing, plus other architectural details ensure that the kitchen space will visually connect with and feel like a part of the rest of the house after the remodeling is done.3. Rich materials and accessories. Wood floors, stone counters, a chandelier and an Oriental rug will all contribute to the high-end style and elegance you’re after.4. Custom cabinetry throughout. Well-made, well-crafted and beautifully finished cabinetry in custom sizes will make your kitchen uniquely yours.

The following kitchen remodel costs are guidelines. Each remodeling project is different, but if you use these guidelines when talking to kitchen remodelers you should be on the same page as the contractor when discussing price. The prices are broken out by entry-level/midrange/high-end. If the price stays the same for each level, there will just be one figure.
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Remodeling a kitchen is a potentially complex process due to the presence of electrical wiring, plumbing and appliances, and it’s usually best to leave the work to professionals. Before you start, decide on your requirements and then lock down a budget to prevent costs from spiraling.

Homeowners can save on their kitchen renovation costs by making cuts in certain places. For example, cabinets take up almost 30 percent of the kitchen remodel budget, but you can save by investing in stock kitchen cabinets rather than custom cabinets. Also, you can do some of the installation and replacement yourself. You can also break up the projects over time so you can save for one project at a time. You also don’t have to do everything, depending on the state of your kitchen. Here are some kitchen remodel estimates and what they typically include.

A professional remodeling company will include charges for project management, the company’s overhead and profit. These costs vary by company, but on average, professional project management equals about 11 percent of the project’s cost. Most companies make between 8 to 10 percent profit, and the cost of running the business — aka overhead — can be 12 to 18 percent.
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If the kitchen is the heart of the home, then the countertops might be called the heart of the kitchen. Therefore, as you can tell above, it’s one of the most popular kitchen remodeling projects. The average cost of having new countertops installed is $3,401, but it’s important to realize how much this can vary from project to project. The price will depend on the size of your kitchen, the simplicity of the layout and the materials used.
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Kitchen remodeling specifications matterFirst, we need to define some parameters. Some kitchens are large and some are quite small. For this article, I am going to use a 125-square-foot kitchen. Most kitchens we remodel are between 100 square feet and 250 square feet — so 125 square feet is right in the middle. Second, let’s talk about the level of finishes. When talking about a kitchen remodel, I typically refer to three levels: entry-level, midrange and high-end. Third, I’m assuming the kitchen layout will stay the same, but the renovation will bring it up to code, correcting typical plumbing and electrical issues.
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Besides the budget, cost of materials and price to hire a pro, there are other factors that greatly affect your total kitchen renovation cost. Return on investment (ROI) is key with not only kitchen remodels, but any remodel throughout the house. Furthermore, your general taste, how long you plan on living in the home and general kitchen remodeling trends can all increase or decrease your total kitchen renovation cost.
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Materials account for about 80 percent of your budget, so making concessions on which materials you choose is a good way to cut costs. For example, rather than choosing granite countertops, pick less expensive wooden ones. Or, choose chrome handles instead of crystal ones. It’s also possible to cut costs by doing some of the labor yourself with tasks such as painting.