25 Jan How Much Does a Kitchen Remodeling Project Cost?
The thought of undertaking a kitchen remodeling project can be overwhelming, especially once you try to figure out the cost. Remodeling the space you spend a significant amount of time in just makes sense for many reasons. New appliances are more energy efficient and if you’re considering selling your home, even some small changes can increase the value of your home. Remodeled kitchen costs vary greatly because there are so many factors to consider.
Major Remodel vs. Minor Remodel
Remodeling projects in the kitchen fall into two categories that are generally defined this way:
Major remodel – Includes replacing: cabinets, countertops, appliances, flooring, and wall covering and it may also include re-configuring the space
Minor remodel – Includes keeping the current layout, walls, and mechanical systems, installing new Waypoint 400 cabinets, group 1 or 2 grade counters, cabinet hardware, appliances, and possibly flooring
Of course both major and minor remodels vary widely in cost depending upon products chosen and the size of the kitchen. For the examples below we’re going to use a 175 square foot kitchen and assume we’re using mid-range products. Mid-range classification means Energy Star® rated appliances, semi-custom cabinets, granite countertops, and modern material sinks with name brand faucets.
Minor Kitchen Remodel
If you’re considering selling your home, this will give you the biggest ROI. Remodeler Magazine estimates you will see a 114% return on a minor kitchen remodel.
When you begin a minor remodel for any reason, you’ll need to speak with your remodeling company about your kitchen cabinets. Since you will be keeping your existing layout, you’ll need to understand what new door options you have and start from there. The new appliances will need to fit into the existing openings. If you’re remodeling to sell the home, be sure to keep things neutral to appeal to as many buyers as possible. You can expect to pay between $18,000 and $30,000 for this type of kitchen remodeling project depending upon the options you choose.
Major Kitchen Remodel
As a result of gutting the kitchen and likely re-configuring it, this remodel is significantly more. When you reconfigure the space, you may need to move water and exhaust pipes which can add significantly to your expense. Cabinets are among the most expensive investments for this project. You can expect to spend, on the same 200 square foot kitchen, closer to $55,000 for a mid-range remodel and up to twice that if you were to choose high-end options like cabinet depth refrigerators, high end granite or quartz, and gadget-like trash compactors and ice makers. We have a large variety of suppliers we work with to ensure there is something for every taste, and budget, for a kitchen upgrade.