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What is the Cost of a Kitchen Remodel?

I’m asked this question pretty regularly. You might have googled that question in the past only to pull up a bunch of disparate answers. The problem is that most sites that present themselves as authorities on this subject are not even in the industry. So you often get unhelpful information given by data aggregators and not by seasoned veterans. 

What's in a name?

 There is a wide range of projects that the term ‘kitchen remodel’ can refer to. On the simpler end, some people just want to replace counters, paint their cabinets and maybe tile a backsplash. Way on the other end of the spectrum is to gut the existing kitchen and open up a wall, completely redo electrical, and do all custom high-end cabinetry and quartz counters. Most homeowners will do something in the middle of that spectrum. Usually, the remodel consists of removing all existing cabinetry, counters and appliances, adding lighting, replacing the flooring and installing new semi-custom cabinets, counters and finally painting. This typical kind of remodel will cost in the range $75,000 – $145,000. 

Why the price range?

The exact cost is dependent on variables:

  •  The complexity of the particular kitchen. Some kitchen have a simple L shape with few upper cabinets. Other kitchen designs consist of a U-shaped kitchen with an island, a two-layered crown molding, light rail moldings, etc.
  • the level of cabinetry selected
  • type of flooring selected
  • the level of stone desired for the counters. For instance, one kitchen with a budget-friendly cabinet line will cost $20,000 for the cabinetry. While another more complex design with high-end cabinetry can easily cost $60,000 for just the cabinets. Stone counters can run from $80 - $130+ per square foot. So on a modest sized kitchen with 75 square feet of counters, that range is $6,000 - $9,750. 

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions about your kitchen.