I’ve been helping home owner remodel their kitchens now for more than eight years, and usually the first question I get is:
So How Much
Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost?
The answer to that question does not have to be a mystery anymore. In this age of instant information you can simply go to google.com and ask that exact question. What you’ll find are lots of articles on that very subject. Most will refer to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report. www.costvsvalue.com
This annual report allows you to look at National, Regional and Local cost for various home remodeling projects.
Kitchens are bracketed into three distinct price points,
Minor kitchen remodeling
In a functional but dated 200-square-foot
Kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and
Countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but
Replace fronts with new raised-panel wood
Doors and drawers, including new hardware.
Replace wall oven and cook top with new
Energy-efficient models. Replace laminate
countertops; install midpriced sink and
faucet. Repaint trim, add wall covering, and
remove and replace resilient flooring.
$18,000.00 to $21,000 ( this covers the greatest percentage 80% of kitchen remodeling projects).
Major Kitchen Remodeling
Update an outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen
with a functional layout of 30 linear feet
of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a
3-by-5-foot island; laminate countertops; and
standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with
standard single-lever faucet. Include energy efficient
wall oven, cook top, ventilation
system, built-in microwave, dishwasher,
garbage disposal, and custom lighting. Add
new resilient flooring. Finish with painted
walls, trim, and ceiling.
$53,000.00 to $68000.00
High End Kitchen Remodeling
Update outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen
with 30 linear feet of top-of-the-line custom
cherry cabinets with built-in sliding shelves
and other interior accessories. Include stone
countertops with imported ceramic- or glasstile
backsplash; built-in refrigerator, cooktop,
and 36-inch commercial grade range
and vent hood; built-in warming drawer,
trash compactor, and built-in combination
microwave and convection oven. Install
high-end undermount sink with designer
So then the next logical question is why such a range in the pricing and more importantly what contributes to that increase in the pricing.
In this past summer’s August issue of Better Homes and Garden article, One Kitchen Two Budgets by Samantha Hart she does a great job of explaining that question.
In the article she explained how she remodeled a kitchen for $27,433.00 and then remodeled the exact same space for $85,297.00. The article breaks down the cost of the individual parts and pieces of the project and you can clearly see the cost and consequences of the choices that you will need to make along your journey.
The biggest contributing factor to the huge increase in pricing was the cabinetry. Cabinetry cost went from $16,100.00 up to $46,500.00. By choosing a different door styles, type of construction and drawer systems you will greatly impact the cost of your project.
Make sure that you are working with someone who can clearly explain these differences
Determining your remodeling cost is perhaps the most important first step you’ll take towards completing any successful remodeling project.
You can download a great FREE “how to budget “guide at the website: www.creationcabs.com