Kitchen

COST OF A KITCHEN REMODEL IN 2022

When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, the cost depends on a variety of factors. This includes location, scope, size, type of materials used, and other factors. We have designed this guide to give you a better understanding of pricing options we offer. For a more detailed quote for your job, please contact us to schedule a free in-home design consultation to discuss your needs.

Please Note: Every project we do is unique to your home, space, and design. Not all projects will be the same price or fall exactly in line with the estimated pricing below. 

Typical Large Kitchen Remodel
Minimalistic Kitchen

BASIC LEVEL

Basic Level Large Kitchen Remodel

Install new Level 1 cabinetry using the existing layout. Level 1 granite countertops. Level 1 Hardware. Basic undermount sink. Appliances remain in existing locations. Existing flooring to remain. This level may or may not include some items.

Pricing and availablity may be affected by supply chain delays and shortages.

Estimated Price Range:

$24k+

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MID LEVEL

Mid Level Large Kitchen Remodel

Install Level 2 cabinetry with minor modifications. Level 2 granite/quartz countertops. Level 2 Hardware. Undermount or Farmhouse sink. Level 2 sink faucet. Appliances may be moved. Level 2 Flooring. Ceramic tile backsplash. 

Pricing and availablity may be affected by supply chain delays and shortages.

Estimated Price Range:

$43k+

Modern Stainless Steel Kitchen

UPPER LEVEL

Upper Level Large Kitchen Remodel

Install Level 3 cabinetry with modifications and expand layout. Level 3 granite/quartz countertops. Level 3 Hardware. Undermount or Farmhouse sink. Level 3 sink faucet. Appliances may be moved. Level 2 Flooring. Ceramic tile backsplash. 

Pricing and availablity may be affected by supply chain delays and shortages.

Estimated Price Range:

$62k+

Typical Average Kitchen Remodel
Brand New Kitchen

BASIC LEVEL

Basic Level Average Kitchen Remodel

Install new Level 1 cabinetry using the existing layout. Level 1 granite countertops. Level 1 Hardware. Basic undermount sink. Appliances remain in existing locations. Existing flooring to remain. This level may or may not include some items.

Pricing and availablity may be affected by supply chain delays and shortages.

Estimated Price Range:

$18k+

Modern Kitchen

MID LEVEL

Mid Level Average Kitchen Remodel

Install Level 2 cabinetry with minor modifications. Level 2 granite/quartz countertops. Level 2 Hardware. Undermount or Farmhouse sink. Level 2 sink faucet. Appliances may be moved. Level 2 Flooring. Ceramic tile backsplash. 

Pricing and availablity may be affected by supply chain delays and shortages.

Estimated Price Range:

$35k+

Modern Kitchen

UPPER LEVEL

Upper Level Average Kitchen Remodel

Install Level 3 cabinetry with modifications and expand layout. Level 3 granite/quartz countertops. Level 3 Hardware. Undermount or Farmhouse sink. Level 3 sink faucet. Appliances may be moved. Level 2 Flooring. Ceramic tile backsplash. 

Pricing and availablity may be affected by supply chain delays and shortages.

Estimated Price Range:

$49k+

INCLUDED:

Design, Cabinet Installation Labor, Removal Labor, Countertop Labor, and other labor related to materials described above.

NOT INCLUDED:

Permit fees, painting or staining, light fixtures, appliances, wall removal, and other materials and labor not described above.

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Planning a kitchen remodel can be one of the most extensive projects you can do in your home. Anybody who has renovated a kitchen before knows just how many factors need to be considered in order to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. There might be hidden costs or unexpected expenses to consider, that can make the budgeting phase difficult to navigate. It's time to find out exactly how much a kitchen remodel is going to cost you. 

Above, we have outlined some average costs for a number of different key factors you will need to consider with your kitchen remodeling projext. We factor in some of the common and necessary items that homeowners need to successfully remoel their kitchens, such as new cabinetry, new countertops, and so on. This guide might not give you the exact price specific to your project, but you can start to get a better idea of what kind of ballpark budget you will fall in based on the calculations. 

Average Cost To Remodel a Kitchen

Before going any further, it's important to mention that kitchens are often the most expensive room to remodel compared with all the other rooms in the house. This is because there are so many different elements that make up a kitchen: appliances, cabinets, flooring, countertops, ventilation, and more. Naturally, the makeup of a kitchen is more complex than a bathroom for example. 

This is part of what makes pricing it so complex, and why it can me difficult to answer what is the average cost to remodel a kitchen. Pricing also depends on how many different changes you want to make to your kitchen. As an example, are you planning on replacing your flooring? Saing yes or no to there questions can ultimately change your entire cost. We recommend laying out your budget first, finding that price point, and sticking with that number when planning your remodel.

Factors Contributing to the Cost To Remodel a Kitchen

Anybody who has invested in a home remodeling project in the past knows that there are many different details to consider during the planning phase. But it can be difficult to keep track of just how many things need to be taken under such consideration. Before deciding whether to go for a basic, mid, or upper level remodel, answer the following questions:

  • What neighborhood do you live in? What is the average home cost in that neighborhood? What does the average kitchen look like? Are there certain styles or trends that you'd like to go along with? Think about what is valuable in your neighborhood and how you remodel can help contribute to the cohesiveness of that neighborhood.

  • How long do you plan on living in your home? If you are there to stay for the foreseeable futures, then you can go for that high -end luxury remodeling project. But if you plan on moving a few years down the road, maybe spring for a lower cost investment and save your budget for your next home. 

  • How much do you really want? The brainstorming phase is often the most dificult since there are so many details you might be compelled to add to your plans. But think about your budget seriously, and determine what features you can do without. It's important to set realistic expectations for what you need. But don't worry - a lot can still be done with a little. 

Kitchen Remodeling Costs Explained

Let's break down the items that go into the numbers above to find out what exactly goes into figuring out that cost. These are some of the biggest contributing facots to the overall price of a kitche remodeling project. 

Kitchen Appliances

Appliances play a hugh role in the visual appeal of your kitchen, and replacing them can immediately increase the value and the function of the room. Old appliances among new renovations can be an eyesore, so it's important to factor appliances in as a large part of your kitchen remodeling costs. Typically, appliances need to be sourced through another party, but we can sometimes help install.

Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchens with floor-to-ceiling cabinets are visually stunning, especially

when they are brand new. There are a number of different types of

cabinets that can affect your cost, depending on your financial and visual

plans. Wood is generally the best way to go if you want to create your

luxury dream kitchen. Shaker-style cabinet doors are very popular these

days. They come in a variety of wood species and colors. Depending on

the cabinet line you choose and other options you want to add, the

budget for cabinets alone can vary drastically depending on the size of

your kitchen. Custom cabinets are typically at the higher end of the range.

Flooring

Flooring is another important aspect to consider when planning financially for your kitchen remodeling project. Because flooring can extend into other rooms, like your foyer, family, living and dining rooms, this decision can be a very important one. 

For upper level kitchen flooring options, consider durable yet elegant materials such as natural stone tile or porcelain tile. For budget friendly projects, high traffic areas, or homes with pets, consider durable luxury vinyl plank or tile. LVP is a great alternative to tile without grout. 

Countertops

The cost of countertop materials can vary greatly, so you will want to decide what types of materials you would like to see in your new kitchen. Our starting point in countertops are what we like the call "Level 1" quartz and granite. Level 1 refers to the availability of the stone not an inferior quality of the stone. Granite, Quartzite, and Marble can range in price depending on where in the world it is mined and how rare the stone is. If higher-end is what you are going for, then you can't go wrong with manufactured quartz. These countertops can range in cost depending on the level you select, however, with manufactured quartz, you won't have to seal the countertops. They are stronger and add significantly more value than laminate. 

Tile Backsplash Materials

Don't forget to add a stylish backsplash as a part of your remodeling project, if you don't have one already. There are many material choices now that will fit any budget. Anything from ceramic to marble, glass to pocelain or even metal. Subway tile is still a very popular option because it's classic and pratical, providing easy cleaning for those splashes and stains while cooking. Depending on the dimensions of your backsplash, you can typically expect to spend up to a few thousand on a backsplash. 

Wall Removal

Last but not least, you'll also want to factor in the associated costs of moving or removing any walls to expand your existing kitchen space. One popular step many homeowners are taking when remodeling their kitchens these days is that of removing walls to create an open floor plan, which opens the kitchen up to the living and dining spaces of the home. Open floor plans are in high demand among kitchen remodeling today, so remodeling to create an open floor plan can add significant value to your home.

The cost to create an open floor plan kitchen will vary greatly depending on how many walls need to be removed, if there are any plumbing, electrical, or HVAC inside the walls that need to be rerouted and whether or not any of those walls are load-bearing. If you want to remove a load-bearing wall, a new support beam will need to be installed, which can add thousands of dollars to the cost of the project overall. When planning to remove a load-bearing wall, consider additional costs that include permit fees, additional work required by code as a part of the permitting process, and just the overall price of the beam itself. We typically have seen a kitchen remodeling project almost double in price just by adding removal of a load-bearing wall. 

Utilities

Don't forget about important systems running through the kitchen such as electrical, gas, and water. Make sure all of your hookups are installed accordingly and are working properly. It can cost thousands to update your electrical panel for example, or hook up a new gas line. Also, you want to consider if you want to add a pot filler at the stove, or even undercabinet lighting. These need to be considered before install to ensure the proper water lines or electrical can be run. Note: It's recommended to factor at least 5-10% of your overall budget for surprise costs, just in case something happens that you weren't planning for. 

Start Your Budgeting Plans

Budgeting for a kitchen remodel is the hardest part of the whole project. Quality Remodeling is here to help every step of the way. We also have financing available to help make your dream kitchen affordable. If you have any questions about your kitchen remodeling project, or you need help figuring the best materials and costs for your kitchen, click the link below to schedule your Free In-Home Design Consultation.

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