When you decide to eventually do that kitchen remodel you’ve been dreaming of, be prepared for an exciting and possibly overwhelming experience. There are many options and often your budget is the only limit. Depending on your current kitchen, you may be able to get away with a partial remodel if money is tight. However, if you can splurge, tackling your entire kitchen creates a customized space that will likely raise your home value. At New Creation Construction we get a lot of questions surrounding kitchen remodels, namely how much they cost. So we decided to break down the costs for you as best we can (on paper). Please feel free to contact us directly by calling (817) 343-3392.
Below is a closer look at how the costs of kitchen redesigns are determined.
How Much Will it Cost to Entirely Remodel My Kitchen?
If you decide to remodel your entire kitchen, the cost depends on a number of factors – namely the size of your kitchen, material quality, and the layout of the room. Extensive remodels that replace floors, cabinets, counters and appliances can run over $30,000; especially if you want the latest and greatest for your appliances. Smaller jobs for a galley kitchen or a rental property can run between $10,000 and $15,000 to paint walls, resurface cabinets, and update fixtures.
Generally, large kitchen spaces that demand the high-end elements will cost more due to the materials and labor involved. If only a few elements are problematic and your budget is tight, it may be best to tackle those separately. The biggest benefit to doing everything at once is total cost savings. It generally works out to be less to do all major work at the same time than to complete these tasks individually.
The advantage of tackling kitchen elements separately is that the costs can be spread out over time. This is a great option if you recently underwent a larger kitchen transformation or you only need to replace damaged elements. However, if your entire kitchen suffers structural issues or has not been updated for a while, this piecemeal approach will take longer and likely cost more over time.
How Much Would it Cost if I Just Want a New Sink or Flooring?
Here’s a breakdown of how both approaches can work out financially.
Pro Tip: The best way to control costs on a kitchen remodel is to know what you want from it. Many people start with the broad concept of “updating,” only to realize this may take many forms.
The Kitchen Sink
Entire Remodel: Plumbing replacement is common in all remodels, no matter the size of the job or budget. If the sink remains in good shape and you only want new faucets, that cost ranges from $150 to $350, not including parts. For a full sink replacement, it is likely to cost $200 to $550 as part of a whole remodel project.
Just Want a New Sink: Many people find the options for sinks overwhelming. There are many designs out there and faucets in particular have advanced over the years. Stainless steel sinks are still the least expensive, ranging from $100 to $800, but if you want a solid surface sink, you could pay over $3,400 for the sink alone. The average cost hovers around $700, which includes the labor costs.
Entire Remodel: Your countertops are the most used part of your kitchen. They will show their age and they need to be durable. At the very least, most people resurface them, but that is not always possible. If you replace your countertops, you are looking at paying $2,000 to $4,000. It will be more if you decide to buy higher end materials like granite or marble. In those cases, you could pay up to $7,000.
Just Looking for New Counters: As we stated above, countertops take the most abuse and no one would blame you if you wanted to splurge on them and wait for the rest of the remodel. Granite is the gold standard for kitchen counters, but it can cost up to $300 per square foot. Engineered stone surfaces, like quartz, offer durability and attractive design for much less money. On average, you can expect to pay $40 to $100 per square foot to install new counters.
Entire Remodel: Replacing kitchen floors can start at $600 for a small kitchen and increase to $3,000 for a larger kitchen or a major kitchen renovation. Your most budget-friendly option is ceramic tile, although it cracks and stains easily. You may be better off investing in a hardier material, like wood or bamboo. Even though you may pay up to $3,000, it will last much longer.
Just Want Flooring: Wood flooring is coveted for its beauty and durability, but it can also cost up to $11,000 to install the higher-end options. There is little difference in cost between traditional and engineered wood flooring, although engineered varieties offer more in moisture and heat resistance. For exotic woods, expect to pay up to $14 per square foot. Basic wood types cost around $3 to $6 per square foot.
Entire Remodel: New cabinetry is usually the most expensive element of a full kitchen redo. It comprises nearly one third of the total cost. Installation of cabinets ranges from $2,000 to $8,000, with the supplies costing between $75 and $1,500 per linear foot. Stock cabinets are the least expensive, with customized cabinets costing the most. You can save money by refacing or refinishing cabinets if they remain in decent shape. Refacing can make cabinets appear brand new!
Just Need New Cabinets: If you purchase stock cabinets for 25 linear feet, you will pay up to $7,500. But custom cabinets can still exceed $30,000 for the same 25 linear feet. If you want the custom effect but a lower price, choosing a semi-custom option will cost half of the estimates for custom. Just as with other elements of remodeling a kitchen, the overall cost depends on kitchen size and materials.
Entire Remodel: There are two reasons to consider new lighting. One is energy efficiency—new light options can last 10 years without changing a bulb and demand less electricity. The second reason is improved design—track lighting and recessed lighting often illuminates better. Electrical work to accommodate new lighting normally costs $50 to $100 per hour.
Just Want Better Lighting: Higher-end recessed lighting costs at least $100 per pot and $6 to $20 for the bulbs. You can save money and pay $20 to $60 per light for the basic varieties, but the bulb prices remain the same. To install new lighting, expect to pay an electrician $100 per hour and for new wiring to cost around $70 to $140 per light. The price increases if the electrician has to work around ducts, joists and other wires.
More Kitchen Remodeling FAQs We Receive
Below are some common questions we encourage our customers to ask before hiring us. If you are not sure what you seek in your new kitchen, start with these questions.
What if I Decide to List My Home for Sale?
If you plan to live there for a while, go for personal style elements in your kitchen. Pay for large upgrades. However, if you are selling, go clean and basic. Most buyers will be more concerned with whether the plumbing works than with the appearance of your counters.
How do I Choose a Style I Like, Such as a Vintage Look?
Before you gut that orange and avocado green kitchen, know that the vintage look is coming back. Many buyers prefer to preserve the architectural integrity of the home rather than live in another cookie-cutter doldrum of modernity.
Do I Really Need Expensive Cabinets?
If you splurge somewhere, make it the cabinets. Cheap particleboard is destined for the landfill sooner or later.
Should I Buy High-End Appliances?
A chef-grade six-burner stovetop is useless if you only cook once a month and live by UberEats. Refrigerators with Wi-Fi seem cool, but be honest—do you really need it? Buy what fits your lifestyle rather than what seems to be the latest and greatest thing.
My Kitchen Has an Awkward Layout, Can it Be Fixed?
Open shelves beg for clutter and if opening your dishwasher blocks three cabinets, it is likely that your kitchen lacks function. Ask a designer how to address these setbacks so your kitchen feels like a useful room rather than a nightmare.
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