Cost to remodel kitchen varies depending on the changes that you want to do. It ranges from $20,000 for a minor kitchen remodel, up to $80,000 for an upscale kitchen remodel. Yes, you need a lot of money for this project, which is why you have to plan it carefully. Just remember that kitchen is an important space in your house where you will do a lot of tasks. Convenience is the main thing. Moreover, up to date design and style is an investment that will add value to your home if you plan to sell it within five years.
To determine the cost to remodel kitchen, you should make a list of the things that you will remodeling. You should know that the cabinets make up 35 – 50 percent of the total kitchen remodeling budget. If you have cabinets that are still in good condition, it would be better if you just do the refacing project in which you are just replacing the cabinet doors and drawer fronts, or covering all the exposed parts with veneers. It will cost under $1,000. If you have to replace the entire cabinets, I recommend to choose a manufacturer that provides semi-custom cabinetry, which is a combination of stock and custom cabinetry.
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Unless you move to an old residence where the electrical wiring is out of date or the pipe is leak, try to avoid plumbing and electrical work because it also requires a lot of cost. For the countertops, you may want to choose tile or laminate instead of granite or quartz materials to save money. Meanwhile, appliances spend 20 to 25 percent of the remodeling budget. Consider to buy high-efficiency appliances with Energy Star label to save money on your energy bills in the long run. Don’t forget to think about the cost of labor (20-30 percent) when you detailing the cost to remodel kitchen. If you want to add your ideas and suggestions, share on the comments section below.