How much does a kitchen remodel cost?

how much does a kitchen remodel cost?

This is a loaded question and one that can be hard to pin down during an initial consultation. Having a budget in mind when starting the design process, however, is very important. Not only should you have a budget before your project begins, but you need to make sure everyone involved in the project is on the same page with that budget.  

Often times when we ask the budget question, designers receive “we don’t really have a budget” as a response. Unless you have infinite resources (most of us don’t), we will need to find a price range that you feel comfortable with. Our job as designers is to give you the most bang for your buck, but without knowing what that is, we cannot identify the right products to show you. 

On average, most of the kitchen remodeling projects completed by Heart of the Home start around $50,000. 

That’s not saying we can’t do a kitchen for less (we certainly can) but this is a great starting point for budgetary purposes. As with all things, there are various materials that can affect the cost one way or the other. Many of the kitchens we have completed in this price range include painted cabinets (36” uppers w/ 6” crown), marbled Quartz Countertops, Kitchenaid Appliance Package, tiled backsplash, apron front sink, luxury cabinet hardware, and adding LED can lights and other desirable upgrades.

kitchen remodeling budget

Here’s what a kitchen remodeling budget could look like on a nicely appointed average-sized kitchen (keeping existing appliance/sink location):

• Cabinets: $20,000

• Quartz Countertops: $5,000

• Appliances: $10,000

• Flooring: $1,000 (refinish existing hardwood)

• Plumbing Fixtures:  $1,200

• Lighting: $1,000

• Cabinet Hardware: $500

• Tile for Backsplash: $1,000

• Labor to install cabinetry: $5,000

• Misc Labor (electrical, plumbing, tile work, drywall, paint):  $5,800

While this might seem daunting at first glance, remember that a kitchen remodel will immediately add value to your home. And, as one of the places families tend to congregate, a remodel will be appreciated every single day.

let’s talk about your project

If you have questions about what your kitchen remodel should cost, be sure to give us a call at 630-235-5217. We’d love to talk to you about your kitchen needs!