The numbers have been crunched, and the national average for the cost of a basic kitchen renovation is a cool $22,000, while the average major kitchen redesign is more than $50,000. Keep in mind that those averages are affected by a variety of factors—like where the person lives, how much of the work they could do themselves, etc. Let’s examine other factors that contribute to the overall cost of your kitchen remodel.
Among the biggest investments you’ll make in your kitchen is kitchen cabinet installation in New Braunfels, TX. This choice will also have arguably the biggest effect on the overall look and feel of your remodeled kitchen. You don’t have to break the bank. For example, at a store like IKEA, you can get relatively well-built and inexpensive cabinets for about $125 per linear foot. For custom cabinets, you’re probably looking at more like $2,000 per linear foot. We suggest investing in cabinets that look great and come with a great warranty, should anything go wrong.
Again, there’s a pretty wide range in cost here, though it is possible to scrimp on your countertops far more than your cabinets. For laminate or butcher block, you can buy countertop at $5 per square foot. For a marble or granite countertop in New Braunfels, TX, you can pay $60 to $100 per square foot.
This is probably 7 to 10 percent of the overall price of your remodel. There are some more affordable options, such as vinyl and concrete, but stone and wood flooring—the high end of kitchen flooring—are far more attractive and desirable. As far as seeing return on investment, the money you spend on flooring is the most likely to add lasting value to your home.
Fixtures and appliances
This is another big part of your overall cost. Replacing all the appliances in your kitchen will cost you somewhere between $2,000 at the low-end range to $12,000 at the upper-middle-luxury range. You can expect these appliances to last about 50 percent longer than the low-end products.
This is by far the easiest part of the remodel to do yourself. You can redo your lighting with the highest quality materials available for less than $1,000. If you want to add additional ventilation with the lighting, such as adding a stove hood, this can add more to the cost, anywhere from $500 to $2,000 more, plus labor.
The average cost of labor for a total remodel is anywhere from $12,000 to $25,000, assuming that you aren’t making any large structural changes, adding or removing walls, changing the plumbing, or rewiring your kitchen, which each add their own expense.
At Timber Construction, LLC, we know that a kitchen remodel in New Braunfels, TX can either be one of the most rewarding experiences or one of the most grueling. With a little help and expertise on your side, you can have the kitchen of your dreams at a price you can afford. Call us today to learn more about home remodeling in New Braunfels, TX and discuss what you’d like to have in your new kitchen!