Expensive Kitchen Remodel?
Once you decide you want, or need, to remodel your kitchen, the process begins immediately. You’re browsing social media and home magazines collecting images of what your dream kitchen would look like. Every time you walk into your current kitchen, you imagine the new and remodeled version of it. At some point though, reality sets in and you have to start planning your budget for the project.
We know a kitchen remodel can be a daunting project, and at AllPoint we work with you during every step. With an eye for aesthetics and practical approach to layout, AllPoint can help you design a new space suited to your budget, style, and needs.
An updated, well-designed kitchen is one of the most valuable remodels you can do when it comes to the resale value of your home. As the focus of family life and the center of social gatherings, it can be as simple as refacing cabinets, modernizing the hinges and nobs, or a complete floor-to-ceiling remodel.
How Much Does Kitchen Remodeling Cost?
Before diving into the particulars, let’s look at how much a remodeling project costs as a whole. For a kitchen that’s about 10×10, the average cost comes to approximately $15,000 to $30,000. In the US, the average kitchen remodeling cost is around $20,000. However, the cost of your specific kitchen remodeling project depends on a variety of factors. Do you like marble or granite countertops? Do you want custom cabinets and all new appliances? Depending on what you choose, your cost may be lower or higher than the average.
The Most Expensive Part of a Kitchen Remodel
The most expensive part of a kitchen remodel may be surprising. It’s not all those shiny, stainless steel, high tech appliances. It is the cabinets!
Cabinets make up the bulk of your kitchen remodel budget. Why? The simple answer is the scale. Cabinets are a huge percentage of your kitchen’s real estate, but there is also a complicated answer.
For many homeowners, cabinets seem to just exist and are often overshadowed by other shinier and more exciting aspects of the kitchen. However, they matter a lot when it comes to a remodeling budget and project. The average cost of cabinets can be around $15,000. Cabinets are also one of the foundational aspects of your kitchen; one that is obviously essential for storage and is required to make a functional space. This is the main reason they are also the most expensive part of your kitchen’s remodel. Everything from the material to the paint and to the labor, every part plays a role in determining the cost of your cabinetry. Many cabinets are made-to-order and this too can bring the cost up.
So, in many cases, cabinets can make up almost half of your total budget. Which might make you wonder, why should I spend some much on just one component of my new kitchen?
For any homeowner, kitchen upgrade or remodels is an expensive undertaking. Therefore, a remodeling project should be viewed as a great investment. Kitchen remodels breathe new life into your home and make it a better place to live in for you and your family and if you plan to sell in the future, they maintain great resale value. For kitchen cabinets, we are proud to offer the quality from top brands including Fabuwood, Homecrest, MasterBrand, KraftMaid, RiverRun, and All Wood Cabinetry, as well as options for under cabinet lighting and recess and pendant lighting.
There is a general rule of thumb when it comes to budgeting for a kitchen remodel: it should cost no less than 5% of your home’s value and no more than 15%. After you’ve decided on the budget, you may break it down even more. This is where the cabinets come in.
Other Important Aspects of Your Kitchen Remodel
In the race for the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel, while we may have a clear winner, there are several runner ups as well.
After cabinets, the next most expensive part of a kitchen remodel is the appliances, coming to around $8,200 on average. This is followed by countertops, averaging at around $6,000.
It is important to remember when planning your budget, that it is a good idea to have some money set aside for miscellaneous expenses. The ideal percentage is around 5% and it can be for lighting, decor or minor expenditures that tend to come up during the course of the remodeling project.
Regardless of your budget, the most important aspect of your kitchen remodel is how you plan it. At AllPoint our exclusive 3D rendering technology allows you to see EXACTLY what your project will look like. You can even do a virtual walk-through to see if the layout and design works for you. And once you see it, you can change your design at the click of a mouse. We also have an architect on staff who will take your vision and help make it a reality! By designing your next project up to code, our architect helps to ensure that all of our high-quality standards are met, ensuring your project lasts a lifetime.
We’re committed to each project is being completed correctly, on-time and on-budget. We never forget that each customer is the reason why we are in business, having a sincere desire to establish long-term relationships for many years to come.
AllPoint is dedicated to providing the highest quality work and excellence in customer service, giving our customers the most professional, efficient, and reliable home remodeling and construction service available.