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  • Writer's pictureSpencer Keife

How Much Does A Kitchen Remodel Cost?

This is the number one question we get from clients that call us looking to start the process of a kitchen remodel. When our clients call us interested in a kitchen remodel, the conversation typically always goes the same way. Basic information is exchanged and then the million dollar question is asked, "how much do you think this kitchen remodel will cost?" The short answer is, it depends.

But that's not why you're here. Here is the information you really want. While there are many factors that can go into a kitchen remodel, everyone's situation is different. There are things to consider that will help you answer this question. Are you replacing or resurfacing your cabinets? If you're not sure, we have an article that you can check out here that will help you decide which one is best for you. Are you changing the layout of your kitchen? Minor layout changes don't effect the cost all that much but if you're making significant changes to the layout, the cost can be effected much more. What type of countertops are you interested in? The costs of certain stones can vary pretty heavily. And while the cost variation is extreme, it can add a good amount depending on how much of the slab you need. Are you looking to change your finishes and appliances? This is hit and miss for some people. Many times, home owners looking to take on a kitchen remodel want everything brand new. New flooring, new appliances, new cabinets, new light fixtures, etc. All of which will have an impact on the cost.

Usually, the most expensive item in any kitchen remodel is the cabinets. On average, kitchen cabinets will consume about 23-30% of a kitchen remodel budget. There are ways to keep kitchen cabinet costs down and you can do this by shopping options like IKEA or going to big box retailers like Home Depot or Lowe's. Then there is hardware choice for your cabinets, plumbing fixtures, appliances, countertops, flooring, etc.

Typically, if you are wanting to start over with your kitchen from scratch, meaning new everything, the average price of a kitchen remodel falls in the range of $50,000-$70,000. Now, there are many instances where it can be cheaper or more expensive but that is the average that we find when we take on a home remodel project. If your kitchen is smaller and you're wanting to refinish or resurface your cabinets, keep your existing flooring, and upgrade to new standard appliances, the cost can go down to the range of $28,000-$41,000. And if it's a larger kitchen and you want custom cabinets with fancy features, nice flooring, upscale appliances, and other upgrades, your cost can vary from $85,000-$110,000. We have seen some kitchen remodels go over $150,000. The reality is, the sky is the limit in terms of cost on a kitchen remodel. It ultimately depends on what you'd like your kitchen to look like. To provide you with a wide range, kitchen remodels can range from $25,000-$150,000+ depending on size, cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, lighting, layout, etc.

Another factor that will alter the price is location. The prices provided here are for our location here in Reno, Nevada which is a fairly average city in terms of contractor pricing and cost of living as is the rest of Northern Nevada. If you're in the Midwest, the costs can vary wildly from the pricing of someone in Southern California. Consider your location when researching pricing for your kitchen remodel because many online article will display a national average rather than a local cost.

Kitchen remodels can be overwhelming. Especially when trying to find out what it's going to cost. Always find a contractor that will be upfront with pricing when searching for one to help you in your home. Pricing can vary from city to city and state to state so be sure to check with your local professional contractor before setting your budget.

If you are located in the Northern Nevada, Reno/Sparks/Incline Village areas and are interested in a kitchen remodel and want to speak with one of our experts on how we can best bring your vision to life, head on over to our website by clicking here.


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