How Much Should My Kitchen Remodel Cost On The Florida Panhandle?
Is there anything more exciting than a kitchen remodel? Hardly. But while you're pouring over samples and swatches, and picking out cupboard finishes, there is one looming concern: How much will it cost? Like so many other projects that you'll take on, the answer depends on how extensive the job and the features are that you choose. You can't get a rock-solid answer until you've made a few decisions about the job, but you can get in the ballpark. Here's what to expect from your kitchen remodel.
Start Your Budget Early Perhaps one of the riskiest ways to enter any remodel is without an idea about your budget. Things can get out of hand fast. Your designer and contractor will have a difficult time steering you toward the most appropriate features unless both you and they understand your financial constraints. Set your budget before you start shopping. Know your limitations and think about where you'd be wiling to splurge and where you can cut back a bit if necessary. If you have your heart set on marble countertops, it would be a shame to commit to flooring that consumes too much of the budget before the marble is ordered. Project Scope is Critical You could strip the kitchen bare and rework everything from the electrical service to plumbing. That opens up new possibilities that you might not even realize until you start working with your designer. Or you could keep the same floor plan and work from there. A total overhaul from the wall studs out is the costliest option. If you need to conserve money, think about keeping the fundamentals where they are. That will free up more for the things that you really want - like stainless steel appliances and a gorgeous, stone back splash - since you'll simply be giving the kitchen a new face. So How Much Should You Expect to Spend? Think about what's most important in your kitchen remodel and build out your budget from those items. According to Cost Detectives, the average home owner spends about $20k, but there's a lot of wiggle room in that number. For example, all new cabinets and countertops will take a large portion, as will new appliances. You can shop around for great deals on lighting, wall coverings (paint or wallpaper) and cabinet pulls and save some budget room there. Homewyse explains that a remodeling project including materials and labor should fall between $35k and $41k, but that will depend on the size of your kitchen and the fixtures that you want. For a small kitchen with just a facelift, the costs might fall into the $5k to $15k range. Here are a few of the most common remodel items and what Home Advisor says that you can expect to pay for them, installed:
Cabinetry: $80 - $1,500 per cabinet
Cabinet refacing (in lieu of new cabinets): $9,000
Stone countertops (marble, granite, quartz or soapstone): $4,000
Appliances: $200 - $5,000 each, basic or high-end
Flooring: $1,000 - $4,000
A kitchen remodel can be as over-the-top as you like, or it can be a budget-friendly job that bumps up your home's value without breaking the bank. It's one of the highest return-on-investment projects that you can do. That's true regardless of how in-depth you decide to go. The best way to get the most for your money is by working with a reliable and reputable remodeling contractor like BT Kitchen and Bath. We've transformed numerous kitchens in Destin, Pensacola, Panama City, and the surrounding areas. We are confident that we can design and create the kitchen of your dreams at a price you can afford. Request a free design consultation today and start planning your kitchen remodel with BT Kitchen and Bath.