How Much Does It Cost To Remodel A Kitchen?


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Getting your dream home is a huge investment. Some people slowly turn their current house into the home of their dreams by renovating rooms one by one. Eventually, you are going to reach your kitchen which is one of the most crucial parts of remodeling. Exactly how much are you going to spend on kitchen remodeling services?

Before you even think about kitchen remodeling, it’s a must that you first know how much it costs. Keep in mind that this is in no way a cheap service. You have to consider a lot of things such as the materials needed as well as the labor costs. Complete kitchen renovations can set you back thousands of dollars so it’s a must that you stay prepared.

This time, we’ll try to break down exactly how much you can spend on a home kitchen remodeling service.

Average Cost

This 2021, the average cost of a kitchen remodel can set you back around  $25,000 or at least $150 per square foot on an average home. As you can see, this is already a hefty price to pay. A lot of homeowners at least pay $13,307 or $75 per square foot which is currently the cheapest you can spend on the service.

The highest you can spend is at around $37,000 or $250 per square foot. 

Of course, you don’t have to go all out in the remodeling. Some people opt for smaller projects. THis includes changing paint on the walls, getting new cabinets, installing new appliances, and even upgrading the sink. This can cost you around $10,000 to $15,000 which is not too bad considering that you are going to get a fresh new look for your kitchen.

There are a lot of factors that affect the price of your kitchen remodel. One of the most important factors is the size of your kitchen. Obviously, the more room that needs to be remodeled, the higher the price as you will be charged per square foot. Other factors include the quality and quantity of materials used in the remodeling process, as well as the complexity of what you want changed in the room.

Keep in mind that where you live matters. Of course, upscale areas like in California offer higher rates for remodeling services. Whereas in other less popular areas, you can get remodeling done for a cheaper price. Most importantly, you can also expect to see major differences between the prices of the contractors that offer the service.

As you can see, kitchen remodeling is not as cheap as it is. There are ways through which you can cut the cost but to do so, you need a complete rundown of the expenses you will make when doing the remodel. Here’s a breakdown of the budget you’ll need for your modern kitchen remodel service.

Small Kitchen Remodeling

By definition, a small kitchen is around 70 square feet or smaller.  These kitchens can cost around $5,000 to $20,000 to remodel or upgrade. If you want to save even more for such projects, you can opt to DIY some things such as the paint job for your kitchen. You can also do some tile work if you want to.

For around $10,000 you can have a lot of work done already. This includes changing the paint, installing new cabinets, as well as changing the tiles on the floor. What’s not included here though are upgrades to the sink and plumbing. For these, you are looking at an extra $5,000 at least so you may want to leave the sink untouched if you are on a budget.

Medium Kitchen Remodeling

Medium kitchens size up at around 100 square feet and above. In terms of a full kitchen remodel, you can spend around $25,000 to $50,000 for a medium kitchen. This will include all of the things you might want added or done to your kitchen already. It’s easy to control the budget if you have a medium-sized kitchen as there’s enough space to  accommodate your needs.

Large Kitchen Remodeling

Large kitchens are around 200 square feet. In general, these can cost you around $75,000 to $100,000 to remodel. What makes it expensive is the fact that there needs to be a lot of work done to the kitchen. Even replacing all of the cabinets can already set you back around $20,000. It’s hard to stay on a small budget if you are doing a large kitchen remodel.

However, if you are completely going to focus on paint jobs, tile changes, and even cabinet upgrades, you are looking at around $50,000 at the very least. Large kitchens are very costly to remodel but most houses with kitchens like these are mansions already so budget isn’t really a problem for these homeowners.

Why Is It Expensive?

Well, you are basically trying to redo a part of the house. It’s the labor that makes a kitchen remodeling service expensive but considering how hard it is to do a kitchen remodel, the pay is worth it. While there are ways to lessen the cost, you are still looking at spending a few thousands of dollars for a kitchen remodel.

One of the most expensive parts of a kitchen remodel is when the contractors have to upgrade your sink and plumbing. It’s also expensive to even have these fixtures moved. You are looking at around $5,000 on these alone depending on the complexity of the project. This is why most people don’t bother to have the sink and plumbing touched.

Some homeowners  also get their countertops changed but keep in mind that this isn’t usually a part of the remodeling service. You can spend around $10,000 on a countertop for a small kitchen and that depends on what type of material you pick too. Countertops are a good investment so you should consider investing in them in the future as well.

The best way to save on a kitchen remodel is to do most of the stuff yourself. As we’ve said, painting your kitchen is relatively easy. It’s also easy to replace tiles. If you can do it, you can make your own customized kitchen cabinets too. Doing all of these on your own can give you thousands of dollars in discount.

Kitchen remodeling may be expensive but think of it as an investment and not just an extra expense on your end. Aside from making your kitchen look better, it also helps give you access to a more functional kitchen. Most importantly, it helps increase the value of your home as well.

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Engin Derecik
Engin Derecik

Business Owner at Onestop Kitchen and Bath. For more info, please visit LinkedIn.

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