How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost?

 
As the heart of the home, kitchens are one of the most popular renovation projects. Upgrading your kitchen can not only attract buyers and increase the resale value, but it also makes cooking and entertaining a delight. Before you start planning your remodel, however, it’s important to make sure that all renovations necessary for safety have been completed. All good? Then, the first question to ask yourself about a kitchen renovation is “What can I afford?”
 

 
 
 
All costs start with your location
 
Homes in more expensive parts of the country, where labor rates are higher, can expect to pay more than homes in less costly parts. The average kitchen remodel costs about $70,000* in New England and about $60,000* in the Southeast. Remodel It’s cost estimates are location specific, using the most up-to-date labor rates and material pricing to estimate your project’s costs.
 
Next, consider how extensive of a renovation project you want to complete
 
Are you thinking about doing a light refresh by painting cabinets and replacing those old laminate countertops with granite? Or are you thinking about gutting the kitchen and starting from scratch? A light refresh on a small kitchen can cost as little as a few thousand dollars, while major high-end renovations on large kitchens can easily cost $125,000 or more. Remodel It’s cost estimator allows you to easily choose between a gut renovation or individual projects so you can customize the kitchen of your dreams.
 
Finally, consider the quality of finishes you want to use
 
That luxury granite you love just might not fit into the budget, and that’s ok! There are so many beautiful options to choose from. Remodel It allows you to effortlessly change between different renovation quality levels to suit your needs and budget.
 
Ultimately, the quality of the materials chosen, the size of your kitchen, your home’s age, and location all affect your renovation cost. So come up with a budget, and stick to your plan. It may be tempting to add features or upgrade to the latest appliance model, but these will quickly increase costs pushing you beyond your original budget.