How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

At New Life Bath and Kitchen, our clients’ number one question when beginning their research on a kitchen remodel is, “How much will it cost?” Well as much as we would love to give them a firm cost that is ideally within their budget, it’s NEVER that simple. Most people should and already know that remodeling your kitchen doesn’t come easy. Many decisions need to be made that determine the overall cost. And every kitchen in every home is different.

When an interested prospect calls or stops by our showroom for the first time, we usually like to discuss some key issues, budget being one of them. This is very important because one prospect could be thinking their entire kitchen remodel will and should only cost them $5,000.00, when we, as experienced contractors and designers, are thinking it could be closer to $25,000 to $30,000.00 based on the information the prospect had given. Being upfront with the cost gives both parties a better opportunity in deciding whether we are the best fit for one another. We aren’t everyone’s contractor.

Living in California, one of the most expensive states in the country, makes the national average for kitchen remodels almost obsolete. Our average cost is much higher than the majority of other states. Kitchen remodels range greatly in the scope of work. Here are some numbers to give you a better idea of what you could be spending on your kitchen remodel (labor and materials included):

Refacing cabinets; new cabinet hardware; new internal cabinet updates (if specified) – $9,000.00 – $25,000.00

Demolition of entire kitchen; new semi-custom or custom cabinets; new cabinet hardware; standard or mid-grade granite countertops; new sink & faucet; new lighting; new laminate flooring; installing all new appliances – $20,000 – $45,000.00

Demolition of entire kitchen; removal of structural or non-structural walls; removal of ceiling soffit; new windows in kitchen; new custom cabinets; new cabinet hardware; granite countertops; tile backsplash; tile or wood flooring; new lighting; new sink and faucet; installing all new appliances (Work sometimes requires permits) – $50,000.00 – $70,000.00

Again, these numbers are ranges. Everyone’s remodeling job is different. But based on the costs of jobs done by New Life Bath & Kitchen, this is where we find our kitchen remodels to be. Check out our Kitchen Remodeling Portfolio to see full makeovers of kitchens we have completed.