When it comes to kitchen remodeling, one of the most common questions homeowners ask is: “How much does it cost?” The answer to this is: “It depends.” However, to give you a ballpark figure, a typical kitchen remodel can start at around $50,000.

This estimate includes several key aspects of a kitchen remodel:

  • Demolition/Tear Out: The first step of any remodeling project is demolition, which involves removing the old kitchen components to make way for the new.
  • Plumbing: Upgrading your sink and faucet along with bringing your plumbing up to code or relocating water and drain lines.
  • Replacing Electrical Outlets & Lights: Adding/updating outlets, ensuring power requirements meet code, relocating appliances, and ensuring your new space is well lit.
  • Drywall/Plaster Repair: When tearing out the old kitchen, there may be some damage to the drywall or plaster that needs repairing.
  • Flooring & Trim: A new kitchen will often go hand in hand with new flooring and base trim/casing.
  • Backsplash: A backsplash is not only practical but can also serve as a focal point in your kitchen.
  • Install of All New Cabinets & Countertops: Cabinets and countertops make up a significant portion of your kitchen’s look and functionality.
  • Painting: A fresh coat of paint can brighten up your new kitchen and give it a clean, modern look.

While the $50,000 estimate is a good starting point, there are factors that can make the cost of a kitchen remodel go up or down. Here’s what can make that number go up:

  • Relocating Plumbing/Electrical: If you’re planning to change the layout of your kitchen, you may need to relocate plumbing or electrical wiring, which can add to the cost.
  • Removal of Walls/Changing Layout of the Space: Changing the layout of your kitchen by removing walls can significantly increase the project’s cost due to the additional labor and materials required.
  • Flooring Replacement in Multiple Rooms: If your kitchen remodel affects other rooms, you may also need to replace the flooring in those rooms.
  • Drywall/Plaster Repair in Multiple Rooms: Similar to flooring, if other rooms are affected, you may need to repair drywall or plaster in those rooms.
  • Going Above 15-20 Cabinets: The more cabinets you need, the higher the cost will be.
  • Large Cabinets & Large Island: Larger cabinets and islands require more materials and labor, which increases the cost.

On the other hand, here’s what can make that number go down:

  • Just Replacing Countertops & Cabinets: If you’re satisfied with your current kitchen layout, simply replacing the cabinets and countertops can give your kitchen a fresh look without a significant investment.
  • Painting the Kitchen Instead of Replacing Cabinets: Painting your existing cabinets is an affordable way to give them a new lease of life.
  • Keeping the Existing Flooring: If your new cabinets will cover your existing flooring and it’s in good condition, there’s no need to replace it.

Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a kitchen remodel can vary greatly depending on the scope of the project and the choices you make along the way. At Vermillion Construction, we work closely with our clients to understand their needs and budget to create a custom kitchen remodel that fits their lifestyle. Contact us today to learn more about the cost of a kitchen remodel and how we can help you achieve your dream kitchen!