How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost?
People ask this question quite often. It’s a great question because many people have never remodeled a kitchen before and have no idea how much a kitchen remodel should cost. The problem with having a standard answer for this question is that no two kitchens are alike.
But, we can give you some guidelines that will help get you in the ballpark.
Every year Remodeling Magazine publishes a Cost vs. Value Report that shows the average price of home improvements in different areas of the country. The report also shows how much each type of home improvement could possibly add to the value of a house.
The 2020 Cost vs. Value Report gives several price examples of kitchen remodel costs for the Greensboro area.
Remodeling Magazine’s description of a minor kitchen remodel:
In a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but replace fronts with new shaker-style wood panels and drawer fronts, including new hardware. Replace cooktop/oven range and slide-in refrigerator with new energy-efficient models. Replace laminate countertops; install mid-priced sink and faucet. Add new resilient flooring. Finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.
Reface the existing kitchen cabinets, install new laminate countertops, sink, and faucet, install new mid-range appliances, replace existing floor with a vinyl floor, and paint.
The estimated average price for a minor kitchen remodel in Greensboro is $20,785.
Remodeling Magazine’s description of a midrange kitchen remodel:
Install 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinetry including a 3’x5’ island, install new laminate counter tops, sink and faucet, install new better-quality appliances, replace the floor with a vinyl floor, and paint.
The estimated average price for a mid-range kitchen remodel in Greensboro is $62,127.
We think Remodeling Magazine missed a very important point on the midrange remodel. Granite counter tops should be standard— most people expect it and granite counter tops add value to a house. Laminate counter tops add no value to a house.
What determines the cost of a kitchen remodel?
The three biggest factors are the design, the products you choose, and the condition of your current kitchen.
At Kitchen Express, we believe the best value in kitchen remodeling is to keep the same layout.
And, because we specialize in cabinet and counter top replacement, we can do it for less.
Here’s how we keep your costs really low:
1. Kitchen Express specializes in kitchen cabinet and counter top replacement using the same layout, which delivers the highest return on your investment. By keeping the appliances and sink in the same place, money is saved by eliminating costly rerouting of plumbing and electrical.
2. You purchase your own appliances and save on exactly what you want. We’ll gladly install them for you.
3. We buy all wood cabinets in volume and pass the savings along to you.
4. We work closely with a high-volume granite and quartz counter top supplier that can turn tops around in a very short time frame.
5. We’re fast because we’re organized. We can complete many cabinet and counter top replacements in a week. Compare that to being torn up for 4 to 6 weeks.
Our typical job for an average kitchen is right around $20,000 not including flooring, painting and appliances. That price includes all wood cabinets, sink, faucet, granite counter tops, demolition, and installation. That’s way less than half of the $59,829 price that Remodeling Magazine claims it should cost (and they used laminate counter tops!).
The easiest way to find out exactly how much your kitchen remodel would cost:
Kitchen Express offers a FREE in home Design and Price Consultation. We’ll bring the samples to you so you can shop in the comfort of your home. Choose the cabinetry, counter top, faucet and sink and we’ll give you a guaranteed price right on the spot. What could be easier? And if our offerings don’t suit you, we’ll understand. We never use high-pressure sales tactics—just experienced advice.
Call 336-895-1110 to schedule your FREE in-home Design and Price Consultation or request a consultation online.