What to Expect when You’re Remodeling Your Kitchen

These days, the abundance of Pinterest projects, Houzz boards and HGTV remodeling shows make it seem like anyone can singlehandedly start and finish their own kitchen remodel in a long-weekend. NEWSFLASH! While Joanna Gaines and HGTV may make weekend kitchen flips look like a breeze, this is not a realistic representation on what to expect during your kitchen remodel. With nearly 75 years of kitchen remodeling experience, the Dream Team at E.W. Kitchens is here to share some realistic ideas of what to expect when you take on a kitchen remodel of your very own.

Working with a Design Expert

You know more than anyone else what you want in your new kitchen. But what if along the way you found out about some innovative ideas you weren’t aware of? Perhaps a paper towel holder cabinet or charging drawers? Our first recommendation is to partner up with an expert kitchen designer to ensure you’re getting the best long-lasting value and organizational function from your newly remodeled kitchen. Working with a kitchen designer will also help guide you through the fun (but sometimes overwhelming) process of making your selections, whether that be door styles, paint colors, countertop materials or cabinetry hardware. To help you further visualize your space your designs will even be presented to you via color 3D technology.

Setting a Budget

If you google “price of a kitchen remodel” you’ll receive responses across the board – as low as a mini DIY kitchen facelift costing $1,000 all the way up to over $100,000 for a chef’s kitchen. Working with an experienced design professional will help you determine what function you want out of your kitchen remodel and also create a realistic, transparent budget that allows you to stay on track.

Below we break down the three main types of kitchen renovations and provide rough estimates on pricing as well as timeframes. Keep in mind that every kitchen remodel is unique and design selections as well as the size of the home and location, can greatly affect the final budget.

Types of Renovations

A minor kitchen remodel typically involves enhancing the functionality of your kitchen on a smaller scale with upgrades in stock cabinetry, new solid surface countertops, backsplash and hardware. To stay within the minor remodel price range, you will want to consider budget-friendly solutions that will make the biggest impact. This type of project can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks and will cost anywhere from $15,000-$25,000.

A moderate kitchen remodel usually involves extra upgrades, added versatility and semi-custom solutions incorporated into the design. Enhancements can include a new or more robust island designed in semi-custom cabinetry, a mid-grade granite or quartz countertop and higher-end appliances. With a moderate kitchen remodeling budget, you’ll have the opportunity to transform your kitchen’s interior and design to your specific style; prices can run from $40,000 – $75,000, with a timeline of 10-15 weeks.

A custom kitchen remodel is the best option when your kitchen has lost its functionality and needs to be completely redesigned. Also known as a luxury remodel, this renovation will include designer brands, specialty appliances, and custom cabinetry. In addition to higher end products in flooring and backsplash, luxury kitchens often incorporate technology, like a motion activated faucet. Custom kitchens can start around $60,000 and can typically take anywhere from 16-28 weeks for completion.

Regardless of the scope of your renovation, the Dream Team at E.W. Kitchens is ready to bring your dream kitchen to reality, visit www.ewkitchens.com to get started.