How much does a kitchen remodel cost?


How much does a kitchen remodel cost?

Also ask: What should you spend? The industry says spend 5% to 15% of the home’s value on this project. If your house is worth $300,000, you could spend $30,000without negatively affecting its resale price.

In general, homeowners spend from $12,594 to $33,118 on kitchen remodeling, at an average of $21,751, according to HomeAdvisor. It may be possible to complete a small job for as little as $4,000, while lavish projects can run more than $50,000.

Budgeting a Kitchen Remodel by products

Homeowners should expect to spend the following:

  • Flip it!: $10,000 to $15,000

  • Use it!: $15,000 to $30,000

  • Live it!: $30,000+

You should also set aside 15 to 20 percent of your budget for any unexpected problems during the remodel. These issues can include plumbing, electrical, structural, and pest or toxic material problems that could arise.

Flip it! Remodeling on a Tight Budget: $10,000 to $15,000

With $10,000 and $15,000, you'll need to do some work yourself and hire a professional for the specialty work. If possible, purchase some of the materials before calling in the professionals. While contractors can get some materials for wholesale prices, it’s customary for them to charge extra for the purchase and labor. Save time and money by getting materials in advance and then paying for installation.

These projects typically involved:

  • Upgrading your sink and faucet

  • Installing or replacing your countertops with inexpensive materials

  • Adding a tile backsplash

  • Installing stock cabinets

  • Upgrading your appliances

  • Painting your walls and ceilings

  • Keeping the layout (sink, appliances, walls, in the same location)


Use it! Remodeling on an average budget: $15,000 to $30,000

When you're working with $15,000 to $30,000, you can leave more work to the professionals instead of doing it yourself. This might include the above PLUS:

  • Installing stock or semi-custom cabinetry

  • installing new lighting and rewiring some electrical work.

  • Replacing your flooring, if it's particularly worn, and look at

  • More high-grade countertop material like stone (quartz, granite, Corian)

  • You might be able to invest in custom cabinets, move some plumbing, or have an island installed in this price range, but you might have to compromise on other upgrades in the process.


Live it! Remodeling High End Kitchen Budget: $30,000+

When you spend $30,000 or more to remodel a kitchen, you'll have more leeway to pick and choose which improvements you want to make.

You might want to do everything on this list:

  • Replacing your countertops with high-quality materials (stone, wood, metal)

  • Installing semi-custom or custom cabinets

  • Building an island

  • Installing high-end appliances

  • Adding recessed lighting and rewiring as necessary

  • Installing high-end appliances

  • Adding quartz or granite countertops

  • Installing a new sink and faucet

  • Opting for additional overhead lighting

  • Adding tile or hardwood flooring

  • Adding other custom architectural/design details

  • Cooktop or seating island

  • Double oven

  • Built-in appliances

  • Commercial-style range

  • Coffee or drink station

  • Recycling station