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How Much Does Kitchen Remodeling Estimate: Cost Calculator

How Much Does Kitchen Remodeling Estimate: Cost Calculator

It’s often said that the kitchen is the heart of a home.

That may go some way towards explaining why the kitchen is the room remodeled most frequently in the U.S.

A recent survey by the National Association of Home Builders has shown that 78% of homeowners have remodeled their kitchens.

So for any construction or interior design company, putting a focus on kitchen remodeling is a worthwhile venture.

But what is the average cost of a kitchen remodel and what is the best way to estimate the cost of any given project? We’ll take a closer look.

Here’s What We’ll Cover:

The Average Kitchen Remodel Costs

Estimating The Cost

Key Takeaways

The Average Kitchen Remodel Costs

Kitchen remodeling can typically be divided into three separate categories. A minor remodel, a major remodel and an upscale remodel. Here’s a breakdown of the definition and cost of all three:

A Minor Remodel

A minor remodel of a kitchen can be seen as a tidy-up of sorts with a low budget. It aims to keep the kitchen’s existing structure whilst refreshing the appearance and usability of the room.

There tend to be no significant changes. But the most significant would be budget-friendly changes. This may include a fresh coat of paint, adding new flooring or buying energy-efficient appliances.

A minor remodel would typically include:

  • Kitchen cabinet refacing or adding entry-level, ready-to-install stock cabinets
  • Updated, energy-efficient appliances
  • New countertops
  • New flooring
  • Freshly painted walls
  • A new kitchen sink and faucet

Depending on the square footage, the average total cost for a minor remodel of a standard kitchen size would be between $22,000 and $26,000.

A Major Remodel

A major remodel would involve a much larger overhaul of the existing kitchen space than the minor remodel.

Major remodels include changes of key fixtures and replacing them with newer, more expensive versions.

This type of remodel would include extra touches such as a high-end sink with a matching faucet. It may also include custom cabinets and custom lighting.

A major remodel would typically include:

  • Custom cabinetry & lighting
  • Installation of kitchen islands
  • New countertops
  • New appliances, including a garbage disposal system
  • New hardwood flooring
  • Freshly painted walls

This type of kitchen design would cost significantly more than the minor remodel. A major kitchen remodel price range would tend to be around $68,000 to $70,000.

An Upscale Remodel

If you’re getting an upscale remodel then you’re entering dream kitchen territory.

This type of remodeling would only be for people who have a high budget and want their kitchen to be the focus of their home.

An upscale remodeling is similar to the major remodel but with the addition of specialty or luxury additions. These high-end products help a kitchen reach the next level in both usability and appearance.

This is also where the existing floor plan of the kitchen can be altered with further construction work.

An upscale remodel typically includes:

  • Custom, luxury cabinetry - normally including built-in sliding shelves and custom accessories
  • Stone countertops
  • Technologically advanced appliances
  • A marble sink with designer, stainless steel faucet
  • Underfloor heating
  • Custom light fixtures
  • Upscale stone or wood floors
  • Freshly painted walls

The average cost of an upscale remodel would tend to cost more than a minor and major remodel put together. This type of kitchen remodel has a price range of anywhere from $134,000 to $138,000.

Estimating The Cost

If you’re putting together an estimate for any remodeling projects for a client, it’s important to give an accurate projection.

The best way to be detailed and accurate is with estimated software such as FreshBooks.

FreshBooks allows you to set clear expectations with your estimates and proposals. It helps you to take the guesswork out of your planning and get you and your client on the same page.

They also offer a free trial. This means you can try it out to see if it fits your business before putting any money down.

Key Takeaways

As I’m sure you can tell from the average price range estimates, kitchen remodeling can be a lucrative business.

Being able to provide a client with an accurate, detailed estimate means that there is less chance of things going wrong further down the line.

Are you looking for more business advice on everything from starting a new business to new business practices?

Then check out the FreshBooks resource hub.


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