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Average Cost of a Kitchen Remodel

Average Cost of a Kitchen Remodel Wednesday, July 31, 2019

When thinking about remodeling your kitchen, there are many factors to keep in mind and plan for. A kitchen remodel can vary greatly in price, from small-scale updates to complete renovations, and that price is affected by the materials used, the size of your kitchen, the company hired, and many other factors. While the price may seem a bit daunting at first, it's important to consider how much value a newly remodeled kitchen adds to your home, as well as how much money new appliances could save you in the long run.

Whether you're wanting to add some minor updates to your kitchen or planning on going for a complete overhaul, True Builders can help you with the entire process! If you're looking to remodel your kitchen in Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, and the surrounding areas, here are some average costs of kitchen remodels, as well as some things to plan for throughout the process.

How Much a Kitchen Remodeling Project Costs

This open-concept kitchen in Winter Haven, FL recently underwent a remodel.

When you're thinking about whether you want to remodel your kitchen, the number one question that comes to mind is how much it costs to remodel your kitchen. Unfortunately, there is no set or guaranteed one-size-fits-all price that applies to every kitchen remodel. The price of a kitchen remodel varies greatly depending on the size of the kitchen, the materials used, if you're adding in custom cabinetry, and whether you change the layout of the kitchen.

The average kitchen remodeling cost in 2019 is $23,761, or $150 per square feet, ACCORDING TO HOMEOWNERS.

However, this is just an average, and the price can vary greatly from as low as $5,000 for small scale updates to over $60,000 for a complete overhaul.

Here is a more detailed breakdown of how costs can vary:

  • Smaller projects between $5,000 and $15,000 may include painting walls, refacing cabinets, upgrading the sink and installing a tile backsplash.
  • Larger remodels around $30,000 may include installing custom cabinets, hardwood floors, granite countertops, and high-end stainless steel appliances.
  • A small kitchen less than 70 square feet costs between $5,000 and $20,000.
  • A medium kitchen of 100 to 150 square feet costs between $15,000 and $40,000.
  • A large kitchen over 200 square feet costs between $30,000 and $80,000.
  • All these costs, however, do still depend on the work done, additions, and the materials used.

Planning for a Kitchen Remodel

There are many factors to consider when planning for your kitchen remodeling project. Of course, the biggest factor is your budget and the price of the entire remodel. Your budget will affect how much renovation is done, as well as the materials used and additions to your kitchen. The size of your kitchen will also affect the price and many other factors. The larger your kitchen, the more expensive it may be.

On average, remodeling a kitchen can take anywhere from four to six weeks, not including the design or planning phase. If you are not able to live in the home during this time, it's important to plan and budget for travel expenses and living elsewhere until the remodel is finished.

Your home's value is also an important factor to plan for, as you want to positively impact your home's value, not negatively impact it. If you're remodeling your kitchen to add value to your home, we suggest consulting a realtor to see just how much the remodel could increase your home's value.

When choosing what appliances to have installed in your new kitchen, it's important to consider the flooring that's supporting the appliances. Many heavier commercial grade appliances require new flooring to handle the increased weight. If your new appliances are larger, you may need to consider knocking out some walls and making more space to accommodate them.

Another essential aspect to plan for is finding the right company for your kitchen remodel. It's crucial to hire a company that has extensive experience remodeling kitchens of all sizes and ensures all contractors are licensed and insured.

True Builders can help you plan out your project, budget, and all preparations for your dream kitchen.

When is the Best Time to Remodel My Kitchen?

There is really no best time to remodel your kitchen. When you choose to remodel depends on many factors, as does everything else with the remodel. If you are planning on selling your home in the near future, a newly-renovated kitchen will add value to your home and draw in more potential buyers. Homebuyers prefer newer and updated kitchens over older, outdated ones.

If you're not planning on selling, it is still a good idea to remodel your kitchen! Replacing old and outdated appliances with new energy-efficient ones can save you money by lowering your electric bill. A renovated kitchen also adds a sense of satisfaction by giving a fresh, open look to your kitchen and making it more enjoyable to spend time in.

Remodeling Your Kitchen Can Increase the Value of Your Home and Save You Money

This Lakeland, FL kitchen has many new upgraded features such as stainless steel appliances.

Remodeling your kitchen can be quite pricey, however, it also has quite a few benefits, from creating a fresh updated look to being more energy-efficient. One of the biggest benefits of a kitchen remodel is the value it adds to your home. Remodeling your kitchen increases the overall value of your home and can tremendously add market value to it if you plan to sell your home in the future. According to KBR Kitchen and Bath, a kitchen remodel of roughly $15,000 has a 92.9 percent resale value.

If you plan on selling your home in the future, an updated kitchen can add visual appeal to the inside of your home, making it a prime asset for potential homebuyers. Most homebuyers prefer newer, updated kitchens. An old, outdated kitchen can turn off potential buyers and actually decrease the value of your home. While it may seem like a kitchen remodel is too expensive, it can provide a great return on investment (ROI) and make you money in the long run.

Remodeling your kitchen can also save you money in the long run! Most newer appliances are more energy-efficient than older ones. Kitchen appliances are responsible for about 10 percent of your home's energy usage, which really adds up over time. Installing energy-efficient appliances can reduce your kitchen's energy usage by around 30 percent, drastically cutting down your electric bill each month.

How to Get the Highest ROI From Your Kitchen Remodel

As mentioned before, a kitchen remodel can add value to your home, which is crucial if you plan on selling it in the future. There are quite a few ways to ensure you get the highest ROI from your newly remodeled kitchen.

When deciding what colors to paint your new kitchen, opt for neutral colors and materials that will complement many different styles. Your style may not be the same as a potential buyer's style, thus using neutral colors such as grays, beiges, and taupes allow future owners to have greater flexibility when changing the style of the kitchen.

When choosing materials for your kitchen, choose stainless steel and granite for a modern yet timeless look. Most homebuyers love the look of stainless steel and granite countertops. These materials are both functional and visually appealing, and when a potential buyer walks into a kitchen with granite countertops and new stainless steel appliances, they will immediately fall in love!

If you're completely changing the layout of your kitchen, choose an open floor plan instead of a closed one. Open floor plan kitchens are very popular, as they allow people in the kitchen to converse easily with people in other rooms, and are much more appealing to potential buyers than a small kitchen that's closed off from other areas of the house.

Remodeling Your Kitchen on a Budget

Kitchens in Plant City, FL can be remodeled on a tight budget if necessary.

Kitchen remodels can be a bit pricey and for some a bit daunting if you're wanting a lot of changes made. If you're wanting to renovate your kitchen but have a strict budget, we can help! You can still completely change the look of your kitchen while remaining under a reasonable price.

Refinishing your cabinets is a popular tone or style makes a huge impact on the overall look of your kitchen. A fresh coat of paint on the walls of your kitchen can brighten it up and make it look years newer, as well as make it feel and look bigger and more open.

Lighting, especially accent lighting, can add a custom touch to your kitchen and keep you well under your budget. Domed and recessed lighting adds a modern touch, and dimmers give you greater control of the lighting and ambiance of your kitchen. Adding accents such as under cabinet lighting make your kitchen stand out and look custom without a huge price tag.

What We Offer in Our Kitchen Remodeling Services

Whether you're wanting to add a few updates to your kitchen or wanting a complete overhaul, True Builders can help you along with all the phases of your next kitchen remodeling project. We offer kitchen design and planning services that include a free consultation. During your free consultation, our experienced kitchen remodelers will come out to your home and take measurements of your kitchen to accurately plan for the installation phase.

We also provide project management, demo, and preparations, and can provide an inspirational gallery of all our previous kitchen remodeling projects. Our company can design and install custom cabinets, custom countertops, flooring, appliances, and help with the warranty of the appliances as well as the remodel.

Ready to get an estimate for your kitchen remodel?

At True Builders, we provide everything you need to create the kitchen of your dreams! Our kitchen remodeling contractors handle everything from kitchen design and planning to appliances and warranty. If you're in or near Plant City, Lakeland, Winter Haven, or other surrounding areas, give us a call today at (863) 647-1800 to discuss how we can help you with your upcoming kitchen remodeling project!

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