Remodeling your kitchen will help increase your home’s value more than any other home improvement project. Think of it not only as something that you desire to make your house look better but also as an investment in your home’s value.
Before you begin interviewing local contractors, there are many things that you need to consider when researching the costs. Keeping within your budget will save you the stress that comes with stretching your finances too thin.
For example, are you looking for a complete renovation of your kitchen or just a partial remodel? Do you plan to install new wood cabinets, granite countertops, and a wood floor or are you just looking to update your appliances and refinish your old cabinets with some new paint?
Average Kitchen Renovation Costs
The average cost of a kitchen remodel depends on several factors such as the size of your kitchen, the basic construction, repairs, purchasing of cabinets or appliances, and how much work you would like done by a contractor, and what you will complete yourself.
A simple rule of thumb is determining the square footage and if you would like to do a high-end remodel with top-of-the-line products and appliances or a lower-end remodel with nice products and appliances that look great but are much cheaper to keep your costs down.
Please keep in mind as you read these numbers that there are several factors that will decide the final cost such as the size of the room, area of the country, the extent of the remodel, and the fixtures and products you choose.
For example, here in Southern California due to the high cost of living, rising construction wages, product costs, and the extreme demand for contractor services, you can expect to pay on the higher end. Also, since 2021, there has been a huge labor shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic and inflation has caused the cost of materials and products to skyrocket.
Complete kitchen remodeling costs approximately $18,000 to $45,000+ and the typical homeowner spends around $30,000 on materials, installation, lighting, and plumbing fixtures.
A small kitchen is considered to be approximately 60-70 square feet, while a 10’ x 10’ room with a measurement of 100 square feet would be the standard size, and a 150-200-square-foot space would be on the large end.
– A small kitchen will normally cost approximately $9,000 to $21,000, with an average of about $17,000.
– A standard size room will average from $15,000 to $39,000 and go up to $60,000 or higher, with an average cost of $28,000.
– A large kitchen will cost from $20,000 on the low end of a partial remodel and up to $80,000 or more on the high end.
Complete kitchen cost: Where does the money go?
The fees below break down the costs of a kitchen remodel based on real project data.
Average Kitchen Renovation Cost
- Design fees 4% $1,000
- Installation 17% $4,250
- Appliances and ventilation 14% $3,500
- Cabinetry and hardware 29% $7,250
- Benchtops 10% $2,500
- Lighting 5% $1,250
- Flooring 7% $1,750
- Doors and windows 4% $1,000
- Walls and ceilings 5% $1,250
- Plumbing 4% $1,000
- Other 1% $250
Please keep in mind that these are estimated costs and they can fluctuate widely based on several factors.
The various items that will affect the price are:
– Size of the kitchen
– Complete or partial remodel
– New cabinets or reface the old cabinets
– New stone countertops or replacement with inexpensive materials
– New appliances low end or high end
– Faucet and sink upgrade
– Tile backsplash add-on
– New flooring and type of flooring
– Ceilings and walls painting
– Energy-saving lighting in ceilings cabinets installation
The Design and Layout Process
A good place to start the process is by researching different styles and designs like we have on our website to get some great kitchen remodeling ideas.
To save yourself time, you can search through design magazines, online photos, and check out the different new styles of cabinets, countertops, and flooring to see what would look great for your kitchen.
If you’re looking to alter the layout, you should expect a base cost of at least $30,000.
Removing walls requires a registered architect. They will file a permit application with your local council. That would ensure the new space is compliant with building codes and laws.
Removing walls will incur more labor and material costs. The design and permit filing fees will be around ten to 15 percent of the total project value.
My Budget is Not That Big!
If you have a limited budget, you can keep costs down by keeping some or all your old appliances, water fixtures, and walls in the same location. Choosing to reface cabinets instead of completely replacing them and choosing affordable flooring and countertops will save you a lot of money.
It is also essential to think about how many people you will be cooking for on a regular basis so you have enough counter space and large enough appliances to cook for a larger family.
Ultimately, the total kitchen remodels cost will be determined by the size of your room, upgrades, products, appliances, and installations you choose.
At Mastercraft Home Improvement, we know that remodeling your kitchen is a significant investment. We offer free design consultations in one of our two Southern California showrooms located in the cities of Murrieta and Carlsbad.
We have over 20 years of experience and have completed over 3,500 remodeling projects in Southern California with more than 100 5-Star reviews from our happy clients.
We will help you make sure that the job is done right and we will treat you like one of our family.
Please call us for a free consultation or estimate at (855) 506-4300.