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Updated for 2019 cost ranges.
What is the cost to remodel a kitchen? This is often the first thing homeowners want to know after deciding they want a new kitchen.
Most home homeowners understand that a kitchen’s size, material and product selections, and other things affect the cost of their kitchen remodel.
The cost to remodel a kitchen in our area varies by type of kitchen. Below you will find the typical cost ranges* to remodel six kitchens. Three types of mid-range kitchens and three types of upscale kitchens. You will see why the cost to remodel a kitchen is different for each.
Typical Cost to Remodel Mid-Range Kitchens
A mid-range kitchen is one that has products and finishes above an economy or budget kitchen, but below those of a high-end kitchen.
Same floor plan: The cost to remodel a mid-range kitchen that doesn’t change the floor plan, is about 265 sq ft, has new floors, semi-custom cabinets, granite counters, lighting, and new appliances typically costs $56,000 to $66,000.
Different floor plan in same space: The mid-range kitchen cost, the same size but with a different floor plan but keeping the walls, doors, and windows, will generally cost $58,000 to $70,000. The higher cost is because a new kitchen design and layout must be developed and the location of the plumbing, gas, and electric must be changed.
New mid-range kitchen with a modest change in size, new configuration and modifications to walls and doors: For this mid-range kitchen, the cost range is greater because of the kitchen’s structural changes add more variables. Typically, costs will run from $60,000 to $80,000.
Typical Costs to Remodel Up-Scale Kitchens
Same floor plan: The cost to remodel a high-end kitchen, keeping its original plan, is around 400 sq ft, has new high-end flooring, cabinetry, countertops, lighting, appliances, and so on typically costs $90,000 to $130,000.
Different floor plan in same space: An upscale kitchen remodel using a new floor plan, but keeps the kitchen’s original footprint, is about 400 sq ft costs more than the “same floor plan” kitchen for two reasons. First, a new kitchen design and layout must be developed. Secondly, because the location of utilities need to be changed. So, the cost to remodel a kitchen like this is typically $95,000 to $140,000.
New upscale kitchen with a 25% change in size, changes to the walls and doors, and uses a new a new configuration: This type kitchen can have a dramatically different cost range from high to low because when changing the size, you get into making more structural changes to the home. However, typically these kitchens cost between $100,000 and $160,000 to remodel.
What Goes into the Cost of a Kitchen Remodel
If you would like to learn more about what affects the cost to remodel a kitchen, check out our article about Factors that Impact Kitchen Remodeling Costs.
What Will Your Kitchen Cost to Remodel?
When remodeling your kitchen with Diamond Builders of America, we can give you a fairly precise to exact cost for your kitchen remodel. The precision depends on two primary factors. First, how many of the material and product selections you have made before the estimate is finalized. Secondarily, costs may change, if we find unexpected problems behind the walls of your current kitchen when we remove it.
We design kitchens to fit your budget and exactly what you want. However, if everything you want exceeds what can be done within your budget, don’t worry. We can use value engineering to design and build the best kitchen possible, with your priorities in mind, within your budget.
*These are typical costs based on our experience, industry information and calculations based on prototype kitchens. Variations in the typical costs are based on many factors including the typical finish, materials and product selections made for each level of kitchen. What your kitchen will cost may fall within, below or above the typical costs shown.