Kitchen remodels transform your home into a stylish place besides improving its market value. Being a critical part of your home, it deserves some good investment from your part. But the question that always comes up for most homeowners is, how much it costs to remodel a kitchen when considering a remodel. The next concern is often what’s the best kitchen design and who are the right installers to entrust the project once you are ready.
What is the Average Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?
There’s no specific figure that we can give to show how much it costs to remodel a kitchen. The average cost of remodeling a kitchen is determined by several dynamics such as:
- Kitchen size
- Scope of the project
- Material quality
- Contractor fee
The size of your kitchen matters when it comes to determining the cost of a remodeling project. That means that a bigger kitchen will require more materials and workforce. Or a smaller workforce spending more days. Most contractors charge per square foot. Therefore, the bigger the kitchen, the higher the price.
Scope of the project
The more the things you have to change during the makeover, the higher the cost. If you are going to install a new floor system or install new cabinets, then the cost will shoot up. Some projects require pulling down walls, thus pushing the price up. Remodeling for more functionality may also include adding more appliances. Of course, that means digging deeper into your pocket.
Perhaps your aim for remodeling your kitchen is simply to give it a fresh look. That may include just changing the wallpaper or painting the wall. In that case, the cost will be easier on your budget. If the project involves bringing down some stuff or removing other installations to create more space and installing new features, it will push up the cost.
It goes without saying that the quality of materials used determines the cost of remodeling. Changing from laminate cabinetry to wooden impacts the cost. If you are looking for high-quality installations with detailed decorative features, then you’ll have to spend more.
Contractors charge different rates for their services. One may charge $35000 for the entire project while others will take $150 per square foot. This depends on the agreement you have and the cost formulations the company has.
A study shows that kitchen remodels can cost an average of $12,361. From our experience, it can go low as $ 9500.
How Do I Budget My Kitchen Renovation?
If you probably look to let or sell your home, a complete kitchen remodel is what you need to improve the market value. But your budget will have to be high. You don’t have to break the bank on a kitchen remodel if you and your household intend to use the home for a decade and beyond. You can keep the budget low without compromising the quality of the remodel.
Here is how to budget for the kitchen renovation project:
3. Make a list of the requirements
The more the requirements, the higher your budget. It is advisable to include must-haves only on your list. If your wooden cabinets are in good condition, you don’t have to buy new ones. Paint can give wood a fresh look.
After you’ve listed everything down, take your time, and review the list. Eliminate the items you feel you can do without. Remember, the longer the list of must-haves, the higher the budget should be.
2. How much do you want to spend?
Decide how much you want to spend on the project. Stick to your item list priorities, and do not be tempted to purchase things that are not on the list unless you can’t do without them.
3. Do it yourself (DIY)
Identify the things you can do by yourself if you contemplate reducing your budget. If you are good at painting, that is a DIY remodeling project that can cut down the cost of the project. You can also remove clutter from the cabinets and move appliances to another room instead of hiring labor.
4. Source of funding
Are you financing the remodeling project from your savings or a bank loan? If it’s a loan, only do the budget when it has been processed, and you have received the cash. Last-minute disappointments do happen when you deal with lending institutions that are likely to suffer an insolvency crisis.
5. Extra budgeting
Some must-requirements might crop up along the way. For instance, a pipe could break if you have an old plumbing system. Therefore, set aside some cash for the unexpected.
6. Kitchen design
Changing the layout of your kitchen will affect your budget. You will have to hire a designer, and the new plan may require approval from the government. That translates to an expense.
7. Permits and other construction documents
Different states have different laws governing construction. Acquiring the required construction documents involves money. Factor that in the budget.
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Palm Beach Gardens Kitchen Pros are home remodeling experts with experienced professionals in the construction industry. The level of professionalism in our service delivery continues to earn us admiration from many homeowners in Palm Beach Gardens. We give each project our clients entrust to us a unique approach that yields satisfactory results. Choosing us to be your home remodeling service provider is a decision you can never regret.