What Kitchen Remodel Will Really Cost You

modern kitchen remodeling

One of the primary things to do before making a move on remodeling your dream kitchen is to set up a budget. To achieve this, you have to know the basic things that a kitchen project must include and find out an estimate of its cost. If you are having a hard time with this, our professionals can totally help you out.

Usually, working on a typical kitchen includes installation of cabinets and countertops, plumbing fixtures, lighting, appliances, paint and tiles. More than half of your budget must consider the quality of these materials while the rest pays up for working on the walls, windows, installations, as well as demolition and disposal of your old kitchen. 

To determine the cost of kitchen remodeling, you have to consider these three questions: How big of a space do you want your new kitchen to cover? Do you want to use high-end materials or not? Are you considering a complete configuration of the layout of your kitchen or you will settle with minimal changes only?

If you are thinking about a full-scale renovation with high-quality products, you should consider an amount of more than $300 per square foot. This ensures you of a brand new layout of your kitchen with solid surfaces, better lighting, and nice cabinets and appliances. 

If you want to retain the walls as well as the location of the electrical and plumbing, consider a range between $200 and $250 per square foot. This will provide you better choices of materials for the tiles, countertops, and flooring. 

If keeping the original layout of the space is your choice with less expensive materials, this will cost you from $100 to $125 per square foot. This includes door replacements and installation of countertops and other items. 

Here are some kitchen designs you might want to consider in remodelling your kitchen and find out an estimate of how much your dream kitchen design would cost. Likewise, if you want to ask for a free quote from us, simply contact us today.

Modern kitchen remodeling

The trends of a modern kitchen include user-friendly appliances with extra features and sleek, unadorned style for cabinets and countertops. If you aspire for this kind of kitchen, it is best to invest in high-quality materials. 

Major renovation runs from $400 to $600 per appliance, $300 to $500 for the cabinets, and $1000 to $2500 for the countertops. Overall, a budget of at least $90,000 will already give you a serious interior configuration. 

Home kitchen remodeling

Remodeling for a home kitchen design must highlight smart storage and great lighting. There is a wide variety of choices when it comes to materials. You can use Corian-like countertops and vinyl flooring instead of tiles. 

A mid-range model from $50,000 to $75,000 already includes semi-custom cabinets, new appliances, solid surface counters, new floors tied in existing ones, and minor structural work.

Custom kitchen remodeling

Custom kitchen remodeling means utilizing any space available in your old kitchen. It is most suitable to invest in good-quality custom kitchen cabinets from the very start. Anyway, you can always replace appliances and lighting fixtures later on.

Should you wish to make changes in your layout, and apply solid surfaces, new lighting, cabinets, and appliances, might as well keep around $60,000 to $80,000. However, non-removal of walls or relocation of electrical and plumbing could also work pretty well and this would cost you a minimal rate for as low as $25,000.  

Local kitchen remodeling

Local kitchen remodeling sticks with the main features of a basic kitchen unit. Utilize those kitchen necessities at a low cost and stick to the original layout of your physical space and you can run an average budget for as low as $40,000.

If you want to keep your cost low, you can simply opt for refinishing or simple updates with your fixtures, countertops, cabinetry, and sink. Another option is choosing affordable materials for your countertops, cabinetry, backsplash, and flooring.

You may also opt to detail your kitchen with a unique carpentry and stylish interior design and upgrade to higher-quality cabinets and new appliances for a range of about $60,000.

Classic kitchen remodeling

The secret element of classic kitchen remodeling is the touch of a timeless, fresh-looking color. Light color schemes with a speck of dark accents could work very well in a classic kitchen. The beauty of this kitchen model lies in its simplicity.

Meanwhile, a good candidate for your kitchen countertop material includes granite, marble, quartz, and soapstone. Nevertheless, our stone experts can easily assist you in choosing the right material that fits your needs and budget.

You can stick to the design of your original kitchen space and simply work on the materials for the surfaces and lighting fixtures. When using low-cost materials, you can achieve a classic kitchen ranging from $12,000 to $18,000. Upgrade the materials and you’ll run from a range of $19,000 to $45,000 in your budget.  


Keep in mind that some contractors would usually give you details of what is included in their price list and keep what is not. In this case, you are most likely required to open your budget at a more flexible rate, and we do not want you to do that. 

Working with our team will give you a wider range of options as well as a more precise estimate of the cost from the very beginning. No need to worry about a budget shortfall as we readily adapt with your projected remodeling budget.

As soon as you have set a particular kitchen model in mind, call us and let’s work on that dream kitchen you have always been wishing for!

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Sam Kazanci <br/><span id="position">Owner</span>

Sam Kazanci

Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.