Kitchen Renovation Costs
There is no getting around it. Kitchen renovations can be costly. The costs involved depend upon the extent of the renovations, the size of your space, the materials you choose, and who does the work. Add more details and expect the costs to rise. Ultimately, your kitchen renovation costs can range anywhere from $15,000 – $50,000, but know that each renovation project is unique and costs reflect that.
“When planning for a kitchen renovation, expect to pay about the equivalent of the purchase price of a new vehicle.”
Ryan McFadden – Owner of Revival Home Renovations
Breakdown of Kitchen Renovation Costs
Quantity of Labour
How do you calculate renovation costs? For starters, before beginning any project, decide on the extent of overall work needed. Will the work involved be for simply refacing kitchen cabinets or will it incorporate tearing down walls, changes to plumbing or even electrical? The amount of labour needed varies widely and kitchen renovation costs reflect that. The more being done, expect the higher the costs to be. Don’t forget to factor in the actual numbers of people required to complete the work; the more people, the higher your labour costs.
Quality of Labour
Not all work is created equal. Plenty of people opt to tackle renovation projects themselves. And why not. It can certainly save money in your overall budget. That is, if you are skilled enough to tackle the project yourself. If instead you choose to hire someone to do the work for you though, there is still a range of costs. The skill, care, and expertise of your workers makes a difference. The wages paid to employees makes a difference as well. If you want skilled work, you have to pay for the years of experience that comes with it.
Size of Kitchen
Square feet matters. The smaller the kitchen, typically the lower the cost. Ultimately, that is a simple mathematical equation. The less space, the less material needed to complete the job and that goes for flooring, countertops, number of kitchen cabinets, and more. The more space, the more surface to cover. And the more aspects of your kitchen that you plan to change, the higher the costs go.
Quality of Materials
While size matters, the quality of your materials can sometimes matter more. Take for example flooring. If you opt for linoleum floors, you might be looking at $1,000 – $3,500, versus hardwood floors ranging from $1,900 – $3,900, or marble at $1,900 – $5,500. There is a wide range of costs, regardless of the overall size of room you are dealing with. When you factor in all the other aspects you plan to change during your remodeling project, the overall kitchen renovation costs can vary widely. Conversely, if you want to save money, you can opt for cheaper materials for some aspects of the renovation, and spend that money in other parts—save money on cabinet handles to help pay for a higher end kitchen counter.
While it is important to factor in rising labour and material costs, as well as the changing prices due to material availability, this gives you a starting place for understanding kitchen renovation costs. As far as individual aspects, expect to pay the most for kitchen cabinets and countertops. That is also where you have the greatest impact. Cheaper changes include hardware and paint, but many kitchen renovations also include backsplash, electrical, plumbing, and more. The more you have done, the higher the cost.
If you are looking for a more accurate number on how much it is going to cost to renovate your kitchen, there are a few steps to take into consideration first. Figure out your budget, the extent of work you want done, your timeline, and a basic idea of what you are looking for, then contact Revival Home Renovations.
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