Estimating The Cost Of A Kitchen Remodel
The cost of a kitchen remodel is one of the biggest determining factors in planning your kitchen remodel. Most people have a certain budget they can allocate towards any remodel. This means that early in the planning stages you’ll have to put a significant degree of thought into how much certain aspects of your project might cost, and what you’ll be able to achieve within the budget you’ve set.
According to “Remodeling” magazine the average kitchen remodel in which cabinetry and counter tops are replaced with ”medium-grade” components, all appliances are upgraded to energy efficient models, laminate counter tops are replaced, a new sink and faucet is installed, flooring is replaced, and walls and trim repainted, a kitchen that is 200 square feet, will cost $20,320. It is estimated that 70 percent of kitchen remodeling costs are recouped upon resale.
How Much Will Your Kitchen Remodel Cost?
What part of your kitchen are you hoping to remodel? Here are a few of the most common remodeling projects taken on in the kitchen:
Cabinets: A new set of cabinets may cost anywhere between $117 to $140 per linear foot. The more cabinets you want, the more the project will cost. Not included in this estimate is any potential cost to remove the old cabinets and potential reinforcement of the walls.
Counter Tops: Depending on the type of material that you choose, a new set of kitchen counter tops might cost around $20 per linear foot.
Appliances: An energy-efficient range will average $400 to $600. The average cost of an energy-efficient dishwasher is also in the $400 to $600 range. An energy-efficient refrigerator should be in the $800 to $1,000 range.
Sink and faucet: A double basin sink is $220 to $380, and the faucet set is $100 to $200.
Flooring: Replacing the existing flooring with medium quality resilient flooring will cost $25 to $35 per square yard.
Islands in your kitchen should also be taken into consideration.
These estimates do not consider the cost, if any, of disposing of the old appliances. Nor does it include any rebates that you may able to use. Many people think that they can save funds when planning a remodel by doing the bulk of the work themselves, but this isn’t always the case. Often, attempting to take on a project you are unfamiliar with leads to additional expenses and a lot of stress from unforeseen issues. Make sure your kitchen meets all the safety standards necessary to keep your family safe by sticking with a professional during your remodeling process.