How much will your kitchen remodeling project cost? Our kitchen remodel cost estimator includes all pricing. Including cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, fixtures, and installation.
Calculating how much a kitchen remodel costs is not as difficult as most nonprofessionals might believe. Contrary to what most people might expect it is not the quality of the materials or added construction that makes kitchens significantly more expensive. Quality cabinetry can be inexpensive. Surprisingly, removing walls or moving doorways and plumbing adds only a small fraction to the overall cost of a kitchen.
It is selecting professional appliances, unusual cabinet colors or styles and expensive counter tops that break budgets. Luxury windows, doors and other fixtures can make a budget spiral out of control.
Kitchen Remodel Costs Estimator
Below is a breakdown for kitchen remodel costs for each part of small, medium and large kitchen renovations.
All pricing uses quality materials such as solid wood cabinetry with soft close doors and drawers. As well as granite, quartz or other types of solid surface counter tops, and stainless steel named brand appliances. More expensive kitchens use professional or luxury appliances. Construction costs will vary greatly by location, so we have included a link below to help you adjust you cost to your location. These prices are based on our location in the Philadelphia Suburbs.
1) Semi-Custom cabinets
Starting cost $7,000 for a small kitchen Remodel. Large kitchen $14,000. Custom cabinetry or high end semi-custom cabinetry in a large kitchen cost would be at least $22,000. Stack wall cabinets to the ceiling in that large kitchen with 9 foot or 10-foot ceilings and glass doors above with beaded inset style cabinetry $35,000. Distressing cabinetry, unusual finishes and wood species, or hand drawn cabinet customization adds costs FAR beyond these numbers.
Granite level 1 to 3 or simple quartz colors in small to medium kitchen $3,000 to $5000. Medium to large kitchen and level 5 or 6 granite, Quartz, or other stone $5,000 to $10,000. Large kitchens with exotic stone countertops, Dexton, glass, or other unusual tops. $10,000 to $15,000 or more.
3) Stainless steel appliance packages.
Small kitchen with name brands $4000. Large kitchen with counter depth refrigerators, slide in ranges, or cooktops and wall ovens. Estimate $7,000 to $12,000. For professions appliances like Subzero refrigeration, Wolf, Viking or other professional appliances. Spending $25,000 at least is common. For Ultra-luxury and imported appliances spending $50,000 and up should be expected.
4) Flooring, backsplash tile, sinks, faucets, handles, lighting fixtures
Small kitchen $2,000. Large kitchen more expensive tile and fixtures $4,000. Large kitchens with heated flooring, handmade tiles, stone back-splashes, etc. $8,000. Luxury and exotic surfaces, fixtures, and lighting. $12,000.
5) Construction remodel costs
For small kitchen including demolition, framing, drywall, electric, plumbing, lighting, tilework, flooring, finish carpentry and cabinetry installation, door and window replacement and painting $15,000. Large kitchen with wall and soffit removal and added construction changes $25,000 and up. Ultra-expensive selections for doors and windows and all other materials add an additional $5,000 plus the cost of the expensive doors and windows. Some contractors will be far above these numbers but typically they do not better a job and simply market to more expensive clientele. Home Additions or major home renovations such as moving staircases are significantly more.
Adding all the numbers above you will find that typical small kitchens can cost at least $30,000 using ALL quality materials.
Of course, if you do work yourself or have existing appliances or don’t need some of the items listed you can spend even less. However, it is rare that a complete kitchen ever costs much less than $25,000 without the customer doing at least tile work and painting.
A large custom kitchen with professional appliances and some luxury features could easily cost $80,000 to $100,000.
We have had customers spend $80,000 just on appliances, so there is almost no limit to how much a kitchen remodel will cost when you actively spurge on a large kitchen.
Houzz kitchen remodel costs estimator: Here is a link on Houzz.com that will give you a good guess as to what you will spend on your project for your location. Simply enter your zip code into the calculator and use the middle price number as the small kitchen price in your area. The high-end price will be close to the high-end costs we describe above.
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