Have you reached the breaking point? You walk into your existing kitchen and immediately start dreaming of how much nicer it could look. Then you start thinking, how much will it cost to remodel our kitchen? You are ready to make some changes.
Obviously, the price to remodel a kitchen varies depending on how much you plan to do, what materials you will be using and how much electrical work you may need. Step back into your kitchen and take a look around. What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to add an island to the kitchen? Are you going to replace the cabinets, or just refinish them? Are you going to replace the countertops? What about the flooring? Are you going to enlarge your kitchen?
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Let us take a look at that last question first. Do you need a bigger kitchen? If you want to increase the size of your kitchen you can estimate about $80 per square foot in added space. That is an estimate from the National Association of Home Builders, so the price may be slightly higher or lower in your area. This means if you wanted to add another 4 feet in width to a 10 foot square kitchen, you would pay about $3200 for the added space, before you start other renovations.
Now let us talk about some average costs for remodeling a kitchen. An average kitchen remodeling job costs about $22,000. This estimate is based on research done by HomeAdvisor that showed homeowners spent from approximately $13,000 to $33,000 on their remodeling jobs.
Does this mean you will spend that much? No, it means you might spend that much. Some homeowners complete simple remodeling jobs for under $4,000. This can include items like refinishing cabinets, repainting walls, and other simple upgrades.
High-end kitchen remodeling can often exceed $50,000, especially when the homeowner decides to replace all of the kitchen appliances at the same time.
How can you determine what your remodeling job is going to cost? You first need to decide who will do the remodeling job. If you are providing the labor, then the costs go down. If you are planning to use a contractor for your remodel, then get on the phone and call a few contractors to give you estimates. Make sure you have clearly written down all the changes you want to make to your kitchen before they come to visit with you.
If this is a do it yourself project, then head out to building supply stores and start looking at the options you want. Get estimates from the store employees. Take pictures of the cabinets, counter tops, and other items you are interested in. Having the pictures allows you to comparison shop at other stores and online.
As you can tell, we are not giving you an exact answer to your question. The best advice we can give is to start with the average of $22,000 when you start planning your kitchen remodel. This gives you a good baseline to work with. Then as you do your research you can quickly determine if you can reduce your budget, or if you really want to go top of the line and increase your budget.