There are few home renovations which pay back the homeowner like an investment in a kitchen remodel. If you plan to go the upscale route, a major kitchen remodel could cost around $126,312. When I started the 10K Kitchen Remodel blog, I really had no idea that other people blogged about the work they did on their homes, , etc. And while granite countertops definitely cost more than laminate, if you visit enough stores, you’ll learn that granite itself varies widely in price.
In my experience with hundreds of IKEA kitchen projects, homeowners can have unrealistic expectation of labor costs since the prices of materials, that is to say cabinets and sinks and tile and so forth can be confirmed fairly easily, but estimates from contractors are trickier to get, and to believe. Your kitchen remodel cost will depend on the size of your space and the scope of your project. There is nothing worse than having custom kitchen cabinetry that ends up looking terrible. The issue is clarified by comparison to a quote you might get at, say, Home Depot or Lowes. Add beauty and functionality to your home with an expertly done kitchen remodel.
The Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report has been compiling nation-wide renovation data since 2002. The NKBA also found that only 22 percent of homeowners renovating a kitchen or a bathroom actually hired a designer. Once you’ve repainted, you may start thinking of the next project in the kitchen you want to tackle, like changing out the kitchen cabinets for example. The result is the look of expensive rust-patina hardware that cost him practically nothing.
The upscale kitchen also includes a wall oven, commercial grade cooktop, built-in microwave and dishwasher. The additional cost might include having to get a permit from the city, as well as the cost for the contractor to acquire it – up to an additional $800. In some cases, local fitters also have relationships with kitchen specialists too, allowing you to get discounts or wholesale prices on units, worktops and fittings. You will also experience personal satisfaction that your new kitchen is more operational and updated than it was previously. The contractor: Unless you plan to oversee the renovation yourself, a budget should include the cost of a general contractor.
Ask each contractor for a schedule for your new kitchen and use hourly rates to calculate how much of the price is labor vs. materials. Since the kitchen is a natural extension of that room, and it would cost more if I broke the family room and kitchen into two projects, I did the floors first. The worst thing that can happen is being stuck with a kitchen that is 80% finished because you ran out of cash.