Remodeling a kitchen can be a big undertaking. Whether you are renovating a small kitchen or a deluxe one, there are bound to be hurdles, and a significant cost attached as well. Kitchen renovation is an expensive proposition; however it has its long term benefits as well. It is therefore recommended that you plan well in advance when you are planning to renovate your kitchen.
The average cost of a kitchen renovation somewhere around $18,000, the price depends however on a number of different factors. This includes but is not limited to countertops which can cost you around $6/sf to $53/sf depending on whether you chose tile or a concrete counter.
The cost of the entire renovation also depends on whether you are renovating the entire kitchen or just part of it, such as the cabinets. So you just adjust the budget according to your needs.
Remodeling your kitchen will likely revolve around the floor, cabinets, counters, sinks and appliances.
Again it is the size of your kitchen and the type of materials that will be used that will determine the cost incurred. A few years ago tile was all the rage, but today hardwood flooring is the most popular choice among homeowners. There are cheaper alternatives available in the form of linoleum and vinyl; however it is important to consider how long each of them can last.
Tile flooring will cost you somewhere around $2/sf while a more expensive option like limestone flooring costs around $8.
These are perhaps the most important part of your kitchen, as they not only contain all the cutlery but are at the eye level of each individual, and are therefore the primary attraction of any kitchen. An average kitchen cabinet project will cost you around $2500; however this cost can go up and be around $6000 if you want to have custom made cabinets installed. However if you want to save a lot of money you can go for a cabinet touch up which will cost you around $300 to $500.
Countertops serve as the foundation of your kitchen, so it is important to decide in advance its layout and composition. There is an inexpensive option available in the form of a Formica countertop, however if you want to part with the cash you can go for a marble one as well. Tile countertops cost around $5/sf while concrete ones can cost you around $57/sf. However the most popular type of countertops are those that use granite, their popularity comes from the fact that they last for a number of years and are easy to maintain. They cost about $50/sf.
They come in all shapes, sizes and designs and their prices are known to vary wildly, a sink can cost around $500 while replacing a faucet can cost up to $200. The most fancied material is porcelain, and in terms of design a vessel sink can cost you anywhere between the range of $80 to $300. Whereas an average undermount sink can cost you around $250.
Sometimes this can be necessary for growing families, as household needs grow, it becomes vital to get new appliances for the family. Installation of a device can cost you roundabout $500. Some retailers add the cost of installation into the overall price, so it may be a good idea to ask if the product is inclusive of installation charges.
A kitchen renovation can be an expensive endeavor, which is why you should always hire a professional for the job. This increases the chances that your kitchen will turn into a masterpiece, like the one you imagined.
Sam Helena Jaffray is a consultant with her Sam’s Art Galleryshe lives in Sugarland Texas, and enjoys writing articles in her spare time.