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Homeowners often feel mystified by the cost of their kitchen renovation project. It’s hard to get an exact price for a renovation, because each project has its own unique needs, features, quirks, and fixes. In terms of materials, you have budget options and luxury options. And on of top all that, installers across the country charge different rates for similar services.

It’s difficult to know the exact cost of your remodeling project from the outset. However, you can start thinking about your remodeling budget as early as possible. To help you get started, we’ve included the costs of a typical kitchen remodel. We also share budget benchmarks, breakdowns about kitchen remodeling costs and tips on how to save on renovation costs.

How Do I Budget My Kitchen Renovation?
What Does a Typical Remodel Cost?
What Does it Cost to Install a Kitchen Remodel?
Is Remodeling My Kitchen a Good Investment?
How Can You Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel?

How Do I Budget My Kitchen Renovation?

Your budget is hugely important. It shapes what’s possible with your kitchen, from the materials you choose to the professional help you hire.

For the average, medium-sized kitchen remodel, $20,000 to $50,000 is a reasonable starting point for your budget. Your remodeling budget will depend on things like: where you live, home value, product selection and project scope. Do you want to gut your whole kitchen, including moving walls and relocating utilities? It will be costlier than simply replacing appliances and cabinets in the existing layout.

How you divvy up your budget will depend on your household’s needs. Here is an example budget breakdown, of course please keep in mine, these are averages by the NKBA, higher end cabinetry will change these percentages:

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Sample kitchen remodeling budget, with cabinets at 29 percent

Cabinets: 29%
Appliances: 17%
Install: 13%
Countertop: 11%
Lighting & Electrical: 10%
Plumbing: 6%
Flooring: 5%
Backsplash: 5%
Miscellaneous: 4%

In order to prepare for unexpected expenses, we recommend setting aside 10-20% of your total budget. What Does a Typical Kitchen Remodel Cost?

The national average cost to remodel a kitchen is about $22,000. That number doesn’t tell the whole story though. Your new kitchen could cost anywhere from $5,000 to $50,000 or more, depending on the size and scope of your project and the level of cabinetry you desire. Typical kitchen remodels range from $12,500 to $33,000.

This chart is to show what a kitchen remodel would look like under different budgets. Chart of Remodeling Budgets for Low, Medium and High Cost Kitchen Renovations

The average cost to remodel a kitchen continues to increase. However, each kitchen renovation budget varies based on kitchen size, types of materials used and your personal budget. What Does it Cost to Install a Kitchen Remodel?

This pricing chart from provides a breakdown of the various costs of installing the elements of a kitchen remodel. Chart of kitchen installation costs for appliances and other materials based on overall kitchen remodel budget

Kitchen installation costs for cabinets and other materials vary depending on location and over kitchen remodel budget. Is Remodeling My Kitchen a Good Investment?

“For potential buyers, the kitchen is the room that can make or break the sale,”  “An upgraded, attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible.” kitch painting1

Kitchen remodels continue growing in popularity. For one reason, they often give a huge boost to home resale value. In 2019, a $66,000 kitchen remodel recouped an average of 62% of the cost upon the sale of the house. A smaller $22,000 remodel netted an average return of 80%.

Smaller remodels can have greater ROI because they tend to aim at solving functional problems. They are often designed with more versatile styles. More expensive projects tend to place a high priority to personal style and aesthetics. Although potential buyers will care that the plumbing and appliances work, most will not need a highly ornamented kitchen.

Unless your goal is to immediately sell your house, it’s best to design a kitchen you’ll love. Ultimately, your kitchen is more than an investment. It’s where you provide for and nurture your family. The kitchen is where you entertain friends and guests. It’s the living and breathing hub of your home, where thinking, conversing, and resting happens.

If you’re living in your home for the years to come, then pick out what you want and enjoy it. The Research for Cooking & Kitchen Intelligence found that 40% of homeowners say they wish they had spent more money on their kitchen renovation. Their biggest regret was not adding more organizational features. How Can You Save Money on a Kitchen Remodel? White Remodeled Kitchen with Price Tag Graphic

You can have the design you want while saving money on a kitchen remodel.

Kitchen remodeling budgets have ballooned over the last several years. Not only have kitchens gotten bigger over time, they’ve also gotten fancier. Even modestly priced homes are increasingly demanding luxury features.

While you can include special features on a smaller budget, you may need to find way to be frugal.

Here are some ways to trim costs: Shop smart

Start early and take your time to find bargains. First, research products so you can evaluate quality. Next, look online and at discount outlets for deals. Keep in mind that buy in-stock merchandise usually costs less. Finally, if you find a product you like that’s out of budget, look for similar styles at less expensive retailers. You could also try shopping at reuse centers and salvage stores. Keep your current layout

Anything that involves moving plumbing, gas, or electrical will hike up your budget. To cut costs, get a design that preserves your existing kitchen footprint, or modify it only slightly. Unless you are intentionly looking for a complete new updated layout. It is possible to move some appliances without moving their hook-up. For example, a dishwasher can usually be moved to the other side of a sink.

Artisan Custom Cabinetry offers free professional design services, complete custom cabinetry manufacturing, and our parent company offers full and complete construction/remodeling services. We can handle your entire project or work with your existing contractor to provide you your dream kitchen. Let your designer know which cost's and budgets are a priority. They will use their expertise to help design your kitchen with those cost's in mind. We are professionals at all aspects of remodeling and new construction.

The Charts below reflect general averages, actual prices may vary depending on the level of your project, and all quotes and prices for actual service are based on the wants and needs of your project:



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