How Much Should Your Kitchen Renovation Cost?

  Mark IV   Monday, 05 March 2018 4:02 pm   Blog

How much will it cost to renovate a kitchen or bath?,” is the number one question we are asked by first-time visitors to our showroom. The response is always the same: It depends. Cost is dependent upon a number of factors that include:

  • Size of the kitchen
  • Scope of the renovation
  • Quality of materials and finishes selected
  • Quality of the renovation plan

To help you budget for a potential renovation, here are guidelines based on a medium sized kitchen of 125 square feet with good, better and best price ranges for major renovation costs. These costs also are based on not changing the footprint of the kitchen or needing to reconfigure plumbing, electrical or ventilation (making changes for code compliance are factored into the budget ranges presented).

Good Better Best
Design $1,000 $3,000 $4,000
Cabinets $5,000 $10,000 $20,000+
Appliances $2,500 $5,000 $10,000+
Plumbing $3,000 $4,000 $6,000
Ventilation $1,000 $2,000 $3,000
Electrical $2,500 $3,500 $5,000
Floor Coverings $1,200 $3,000 $6,000
Paint $1,000 $2,000 $2,750
Lighting $1,000 $2,000 $3,000
Countertops $1,000 $3,000 $5,000
Hardware $200 $750 $1,500
Trim $1,500 $3,000 $4,000


Other “average” costs include the following:

  • Permit: $1,000
  • Demolition: $2,500
  • Drywall: $2,000

Additionally, there is a range between 23 to 30 percent of overall costs for project management and overhead. These average costs should be used as a guideline and my be less or more depending on the location of the project, the size of the kitchen and scope. If your renovation involves relocating plumbing that could add $3,000 to $8,000 to the project. If you want to move windows, the cost could be as high as $5,000 per window. If you want to knock down walls, that could add another $2,000 to $3,000 to the job.

A surefire way to help ensure that budgets are maintained is to have a well developed plan and schedule for your renovation. This is where a professional showroom can make all of the difference. Designing and renovating kitchens and baths is what we do every day professionally. We know the obstacles that need to be addressed, problem areas to avoid and how to stretch budget dollars to help assure successful outcomes that allow our clients to create the kitchen of their dreams. If you need assistance with developing a realistic budget for your kitchen renovation, please give us a call at 215-657-6110 or make an appointment to visit our showroom at 2124 Moreland Road, Abington, PA.

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