top of page

Cabinet Cost 

Since your project will be unique to you and your home, you should break down your budget based on the features and alterations you desire. 

When remodeling a kitchen, most homeowners begin with their kitchen cabinets. After all, cabinets significantly impact the kitchen's overall first impression. Those that are dated or damaged can leave future buyers underwhelmed, even if the kitchen has immense potential. On average, you can expect to pay between $3,000–$8,000, depending on whether or not you choose custom cabinets.

  • Pre-made, stock - products are affordable at a cost between $75 and $150 per linear foot. They are readily available from home improvement stores but are limited in designs and sizes.

  • Semi-custom - options run between $100 and $900 per linear foot and are made in the same sizes as pre-made options. These cabinets can be detailed for an additional fee, and options include door fronts, resizing drawers, and cabinet depth.

  • Custom cabinets -  can cost up to $1,500 per linear foot, and this option requires a skilled carpenter and cabinetmaker. This is by far the most expensive option, but you can design them any way you want them to look.

If you're purchasing the cabinets on your own, expect to pay an additional 50-75% of the cost of the cabinets for installation.

Countertop Cost 

Since your project will be unique to you and your home, you should break down your budget based on the features and alterations you desire. 

   Another common renovation is installing new countertops. The cost to do so varies widely, depending on the materials used and the total measures required. When choosing a material, it is important to consider not only the look of the countertop but also its level of functionality.

   As you would expect, seamless materials, such as granite, are more durable and more costly. In comparison, you can opt for materials that add less value, such as concrete, to keep your costs down. Whether you choose wood, marble, quartz, or limestone, you can expect to pay an average rate between $2,000 and $4,500 to install the countertops of your choosing.

Countertop Material

Cost Per Square Foot

Ceramic Tile

$15-$75

Formica

$25-$50

Solid Surface

$45-$90

Corian

$50-$95

Quartz

$45-$250

Granite

$45-$250

Concrete

$40-$80

Butcher Block

$30-$80

Bamboo

$35-$95

Marble

$45-$250

Granite, Quartz, and Marble are the most widely used for their beauty and different variations of color designs, and patterns. Prices are highly dependent on the type selected, its size, level, and thickness. Other factors include the finishing texture applied and any special edging features

Level I

Level II

Level III

Level IV

Level V

$45-$65

$65-$85

$85-$100

$100-$135

$135-$250

Flooring Cost 

Since your project will be unique to you and your home, you should break down your budget based on the features and alterations you desire. 

Flooring Type

Average Cost

Ceramic Tile

$500-$2,200

Stone Flooring

$1,000-$3,500

Marble Flooring

$2,500-$6,500

Laminate Floors

$1,500-$4,500

Wood Flooring

$2,200-$5,000

Appliances Cost

Since your project will be unique to you and your home, you should break down your budget based on the features and alterations you desire. 

Installing new appliances costs between $100 to $300 per appliance on average. By installing higher quality appliances, you can instantly improve your home's value. If you’ve been thinking of keeping your older appliances, keep in mind that most kitchen appliances only last 10-12 years and can cost $250-$500 to repair; and you might end up saving more money by replacing them with warrantied, newer models now. Newer stainless steel appliances are smudge free, and there are many options available, including:

  • Standard Appliances – Often are those that lack additional features and often do not last as long as higher-end options. However, things such as a microwave or garbage disposal do the job and will fit most layouts. Average cost: $200 to $1000.

  • Energy Star-rated Appliances – Are certified as energy-efficient. Although they often cost more upfront, homeowners benefit from lower utility bills, longer lifespans, and many states offer residential rebates and incentives to help make your home more resourceful. Look for this certification when purchasing your dishwasher, freezer, fridge, and even lights. Average cost: $300 to $3,000.

  • High-end Appliances – Often yield a similar lifespan to Energy Star appliances. However, they tend to offer additional features, such as Bluetooth connectivity, sensors, etc. Average cost: $1,000 to $5,000+.

  • Custom Appliances – Custom appliances are built-in to your kitchen space will be the most expensive. Although they take of less floor space, which is attractive to many homeowners, they may require structural changes. Average cost: $1,500 to $10,000+.

Average Labor Cost 

Since your project will be unique to you and your home, you should break down your budget based on the features and alterations you desire. 

Labor Service

Average Cost to Do

Designer Fees

$400-$3,500

Permits

$300-$2,500

Demo

$2,500-$5,000

Electrical Wiring & Lighting to Code

$2,500-$4,800

Plumbing

$1,000-$6,000

Install Cabinetry

$3,000-$8,000

Installing Flooring

$1,100-$6,000

Install Trim

$1,000-$9,000

Install Countertops

$900-5,000

Installing Backsplash

$400-$1,200

Painting Walls

$1,000-$3,000

Installing Hardware

$150-$1,200

Total

Installing Hardware

% of Budget

Since your project will be unique to you and your home, you should break down your budget based on the features and alterations you desire. Here is the average cost breakdown according to the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA):

% of Job Cost Budget 

Item of Job

28 %

Cabinetry

18 %

Installation & Labor

15 %

Appliances

11 %

Countertops & Backsplash

7 %

Flooring

5 %

Lighting

5 %

Painting & Drywall

4 %

Windows & Doors

3 %

Designer

3 %

Plumbing

1 %

Other

bottom of page