If working in your kitchen doesn’t bring you joy, perhaps it’s time for a remodel. You wouldn’t be alone. According to the 2022 U.S. Houzz & Home Study, the kitchen is the most popular home upgrade. And because they’re one of the most intricate home renovations, homeowners spend more money on their kitchen remodels than any other project. But they are worth it. Remodeling’s 2022 Cost vs. Value Report says a kitchen remodel brings as much as 71.2 percent ROI, depending on the complexity of the work.
If you wonder what it will cost to remodel your kitchen, that depends. Kitchen renovations are as varied as the homes and families in them. However, they generally fall into three pricing tiers that reflect the size of the kitchen, the scope of the work, and the chosen materials.
Factors That Influence the Cost of a Kitchen Remodel
Many factors impact the final price of a kitchen remodel. Depending on the project scope, your preferences, and the home’s condition, your new kitchen will have a different price tag than your neighbor’s. Some specific factors that influence cost include:
- Whether you change the existing floor plan
- Necessary repairs or changes to the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems
- The quality of the materials you choose
- Regional pricing differences
- Whether you replace the cabinets and appliances
- Any necessary repairs to hidden damage
With these factors in mind, let’s look at the three levels of kitchen remodels so you can choose which is suitable for your home.
Cosmetic Kitchen Remodel (Range from $150K-$220K)
Typically, new homeowners on a budget, or those happy with their kitchen’s functionality, opt for a basic remodel. This level of work is the simplest and least expensive because it keeps the walls, utilities, and cabinets in place. For a fresh, vibrant facelift, they change surfaces, fixtures, appliances, and lighting. A cosmetic kitchen remodel normally includes:
- Modern, updated lighting that promotes energy savings
- New energy-efficient smart appliances
- New plumbing fixtures, which might include motion-sensor faucets
- Painted or refaced cabinets with new hardware
- New backsplash and laminate countertops
- Painted walls
Mid-Level Kitchen Remodel (Range from $220K-$250K)
For a remodel more involved than a simple refresh, you’re in the mid-level budget category. Homeowners choose a midrange kitchen renovation when they want to change the basic layout, update the overall look, and to some extent, improve the flow of the space. This remodel tier often involves replacing rather than painting the surfaces and can include materials like hardwood, natural stone, and glass. Adding new features, like an island or pantry, also fit into this category. For a successful outcome on a mid-level kitchen remodel, homeowners partner with experienced design-build professionals skilled in executing the project. For this tier, you can expect the following options.
- Added features like an island, pantry, or coffee bar
- New, upgraded flooring, countertop, and backsplash
- Some specialty appliances like a steaming oven or microwave drawer
- Upgraded, semi-custom cabinets with specialty pull-outs and organizational inserts
- Upgraded designer light fixtures and other accessories
Premium Kitchen Remodel (Range from $250K +)
A significant kitchen renovation is the most complex and costly home remodeling project. Unlike other rooms in the house, a kitchen includes an extensive infrastructure of plumbing, mechanical, and electrical conduits that can be expensive to relocate. A luxury kitchen remodel often consists of an improved floor plan that increases square footage and requires moving these mechanical elements. Because of the extensive work needed, you may choose to move out during construction or create an alternate kitchen in another area of the home.
Despite the upheaval, homeowners who enjoy cooking and want a customized space more often choose a major kitchen overhaul where virtually everything is changed or replaced. They also want top-of-the-line, luxury materials, finishes, and appliances. In this category, you’ll definitely want a professional team that includes an interior designer, project manager, and possibly an engineer in your corner. When you partner with a design-build firm that employs all of these professionals, you have a cohesive team who communicates with one another and has the common goal of creating the kitchen of your dreams. And you save time and money because your team members all work under the same roof, which makes communication, planning, and execution easier.
Not surprisingly, the cost of a premium kitchen remodel is usually the steepest. Options for finishes, appliances, floorplans, smart devices, lighting, etc. are endless according to the homeowner’s taste and fiscal comfort level. So, for your luxury kitchen, you can look forward to:
- Quality materials on all surfaces that include hardwood and natural stone
- Custom cabinets with organizational built-ins and specialty pull-outs
- Top-tier, professional-grade appliances concealed with custom-made doors
- Design-inspired elements like crown moldings, cove lighting, and statement pieces create a focal point and a luxurious feel
If you want a kitchen remodel that exceeds your expectations, partner with Talmadge Construction in Aptos, California. Their award-winning team’s broad range of knowledge, years of experience, and quality craftsmanship enable them to specialize in premium kitchen remodels that impress and delight. The team at Talmadge Construction uses innovative, eco-friendly designs to preserve and remodel them to fit the evolving lifestyle of the modern family.
Since Talmadge team members have been involved in the community, advocating for homeowners and supporting education, the company has earned its reputation for integrity. When you partner with the team at Talmadge Construction, you also contribute to supporting education in the community.
Family-owned for nearly 40 years, Talmadge also provides consistent and straightforward communication to its homeowners through a clear and effective design-build process. As a bonus, their exceptional customer service creates an enjoyable remodeling experience for everyone.
The 2022 Remodeling Impact Report gives a complete kitchen renovation a Joy Score of 9.8. So, bring joy back into your life by partnering with this exceptional company with decades of experience. Check out their impressive portfolio of kitchen remodels, and when you’re ready, feel free to schedule a consultation.