The start of a new year is the perfect time to think about remodeling your kitchen. But before you start your project, you must have a good idea of what it will entail. One of the most important aspects of remodeling is your budget. It’s best to have an estimate of your kitchen remodel cost before you start with construction.

Studies show that the average kitchen remodel cost across the country is around 25,000 dollars. But the truth is that the amount of money usually spent on a kitchen project varies greatly. Most homeowners can spend anywhere from approximately 20,000 dollars to around 40,000 dollars. It all depends on the different factors involved in your remodel.

Kitchen Size

The larger your kitchen space is, the bigger your budget should be. Smaller kitchens that are less than 70 square feet in size can be updated for as little as 5000 dollars, depending on the type of work you want to do. On the other hand, a remodel of an area larger than 150 square feet may cost more than 60,000 dollars.

If you’re looking to work on a medium-sized kitchen that’s around 100-150 square feet, then it will cost at least 20,000 dollars. You can also make a very rough estimation of the total budget you’ll need by looking at the country’s average remodeling cost of 200 dollars per square foot.

Construction Materials

The cost of your remodel will also be affected by the type of materials and fixtures you want to install in your kitchen. For example, one of the features that usually make up at least 10-15% of the total expenses is the kitchen countertop. The cost can vary significantly if a quality quartz or granite countertop worth 200 dollars per square foot is chosen over a laminate one valued at less than 100 dollars per square foot.

Project Scale

Your budget will also depend on the scale of your project. Two kitchens with similar square footage can have drastically different remodeling costs, depending on how much will be changed. Redoing the layout of your space and changing all the furnishings and appliances will definitely cost more than just updating your cabinet doors and countertops.

Cabinet Updates

The total cost may also be influenced by how extensive your cabinet updates are. The cabinets are the workhorse of the kitchen! They are the backbone of the space and its most important investment. Make the most out of your cabinets by adding and accenting them in the best way possible. Some ideas include:

  • Lazy Susan cabinets with rotating wood shelves – Great for ease of access to kitchen corners.
  • Double pull-out waste containers – Essential for segregating kitchen waste. You can use one side for organic waste and the other for recyclable materials.
  • Roll-out shelves in the pantry– Ideal for storing small items for easy reach.
  • Cabinet hardware – Accents your style and protects the cabinet finish from oil on your hands
  • Under-cabinetry lighting – Hides under your wall cabinets and provides you with either additional task storage or dimmable accent lighting

Reach Out to Home Town Restyling

Are you looking to update your kitchen’s look this year? Get in touch with Home Town Restyling in Eastern Iowa. We can help you estimate the kitchen remodel cost for your home.