It’s where you make the meals, sometimes pay the bills and often where the kiddos do their homework. Since it’s such a hive for activity, it should come as no surprise that a kitchen remodel is one of the most popular home renovation projects. After all, if you’re not a fan of a particular space you’re constantly surrounded by, things can get old pretty quickly. Ready to stop “swiping left” on all those inspirational posts about “kitchens to fall in love with”? Here’s some helpful insight to give you a glimpse into how much you can expect to spend on various aspects of your kitchen renovation.
How much do people spend on a kitchen remodel?
According to HomeAdvisor.com, the typical range for a kitchen remodeling project in the US falls between $12,552 and $33,407, with the national average landing around just over $22,000. Whether you decide to go with a large scale kitchen remodel or a small scale one, a kitchen renovation typically has a high ROI. Factors like kitchen size, material quality and whether or not you want to entirely change the layout of the room will set an initial baseline for your project cost.
Research from the folks at Remodeling magazine indicates even a minor, mid range kitchen upgrade can lead to a return on investment of more than 80%, which outpaces returns from other projects like roof replacements and bathroom upgrades. But how should you allocate that budget?
The National Kitchen & Bath Association suggests a break down of the typical kitchen remodeling costs should look something like this:
- Design fees: 4%
- Installation: 17%
- Appliances and ventilation: 14%
- Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
- Countertops: 10%
- Lighting: 5%
- Flooring: 7%
- Doors and windows: 4%
- Walls and ceilings: 5%
- Faucets and plumbing: 4%
- Other: 1%
Are there ways to save on a kitchen remodel?
We could spend an entire series of articles answering this question, but to make things simple, here’s a few things to keep in mind. If changing your kitchen’s layout is something you truly desire, you can expect to spend more. Moving electric lines and plumbing work will add additional labor costs. If you can settle for the sink and range remaining in their current location, consider moving only the fridge, as it does not require an extensive process.
If your kitchen is in pretty decent shape, but you have a grand vision you’d love to see fulfilled, consider tackling specific projects over time. This way, you can budget for the projects one at a time, if needed.
Whether you’ve wanted a kitchen remodel for years and finally have the means or just can’t stand the old one any longer, it’s easier than you might think to begin the process. We have special software and tools at The Kitchen Man to help put together a kitchen design that can help you easily visualize concepts and ideas. With the click of a button, we can change layout, open space, add storage and/or countertop space or add/subtract appliance sizes on-the-fly! Planning it all out ahead of time can even help save you a lot of money. In addition to custom countertops and cabinets, from analyzing your kitchen’s existing footprint to giving guidance on appliances that fit your need and lighting that adds a certain look to your kitchen design, we are ready and just waiting to help you fall in love with a brand new kitchen.