HOW MUCH DOES KITCHEN RENOVATION COST?
As you can probably guess, there’s not a clear answer to how much your kitchen renovation will cost as it greatly depends on your existing kitchen, what you are looking for in the renovation, and of course, your budget. But to give you a general idea of how to estimate the cost of the project, here are some guidelines. Hint: it all comes down to which components of the kitchen will be remodeled.
For a majority of kitchen renovations, the most amount of money is spent on custom cabinets. The overall cost of cabinets will depend on what material you use, what features you want to include, and the size of the cabinets. Popular cabinet features include appliance garages, pull-out spice cabinets, larger and deeper drawers for pots and pans, and space for a wine rack. If you want open shelving, this can reduce the cost; or if you like the look of glass doors, these can increase the cost.
If you are upgrading the fridge, oven, dishwasher, or microwave this can also take up a big chunk of the project cost. Investing in high-end appliances will increase the cost, but it’s also important to remember that they can increase the value of your home. Keep in mind that built-in appliances may require structural changes and additional labor costs, whereas freestanding units will cost less.
The countertop material is what matters here. Granite, marble, and stainless steel countertops are some of the most expensive materials, but they are popular and offer a variety of benefits. Quartz, wood, and laminate countertops are available at reasonable prices and have several benefits as well. The Kay2 Contracting team can help you decide which is best for your needs.
From ceramic, hardwood, engineered hardwood, tile, stone, or even concrete, there are several materials to choose from that are durable, stain- and scratch-resistant, and affordable.
INSTALLATION AND OTHER COMPONENTS
Labor and installation will also make up a large portion of the cost, as well as various other components, such as faucets and plumbing, lighting, and doors and windows.