So you've decided to go ahead and upgrade your kitchen and need to know what kind of kitchen remodeling costs you'll be facing. This is one of the most common questions asked about remodeling a kitchen and like many other things in life the costs can vary widely. It all depends on what your final goals are for the kitchen, how much you want to upgrade and of course your budget.
If you're looking for an exact quote for kitchen remodeling costs the average according to Remodeling Magazine is $56,000 for a renovation in the mid-range area while an upscale renovation will run you $110,000 or more. For a simple kitchen remodeling job you can expect to pay out approximately $24,000. Keep in mind that these figures are based on data received from surveys passed to professional remodelers, builders and real estate agents. In these cases there would be no shortcuts involved and no used materials or do-it-yourself projects incorporated into the final price.
On a budget
There are a lot of different options that can definitely cut down on the kitchen remodeling costs tremendously. If you're at all handy you can do some of the remodeling itself and only call-in specialists for the professional work. Of course, you‘ll have to have some time on your hands in order to take on such projects since you won't want to have your kitchen sitting out of service for longer than necessary.
Another way to cut down on the expenses is to make use of second-hand materials. You can find incredible kitchen cabinets, for example, on classified Internet sites that are in perfect condition and have only been pulled from the kitchen because the owner was ready for a change. You can expect to pay 1/3 or less of the retail price for previously used kitchen cabinets and if you live in a big city you'll have quite a selection to choose from.
You can also opt for second-hand appliances. Some people get called out of the country unexpectedly for one reason or another and instead of leaving their nearly new appliances behind will sell them dirt cheap for a fast sale. This can also end up saving you thousands of dollars on your remodeling project.
A lot of people have a hard time dealing with the terms $24,000, $56,000 or $110,000 and are just looking for a simple remodeling job to bring life back to the kitchen area. In these cases the best way to save money is to hire separate trade workers such as plumbers, electricians, floor specialists etc. Avoid contractors and remodeling companies in order to see more cash in your pocket and hire out selected projects individually.
Kitchen remodeling costs can vary from one project to the next and will all depend on what you need done, whether you're willing to do some of the projects on your own and how creative you can get in cutting costs. Some of the most beautiful kitchens we've seen have been created on a budget with stunning results.
This article was contributed by Peter Liang. Peter has been working in the home improvement arena since 2001 and contributes many articles about home improvement to his websites as well as many other websites. To learn about topics such as Silestone quartz or quality kitchen cabinetry, you can connect with Peter on Google Plus.