Kitchen Remodeling and Renovation Costs

Expect nearly a third of your budget to go for cabinets and hardware.

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The key to not blowing your kitchen remodeling budget is careful planning. Start by downloading and completing our Day in the Life of Your Kitchen Questionnaire and Kitchen Goals Worksheet.

This exercise will help you develop a clear plan on where you should spend your money, depending on your priorities and reasons for remodeling.

As you work on a budget with a builder, ask the firm to supply a breakdown. There are many variables depending on the existing kitchen, the scope of the project (complete remodel or update-refresh?) and the local economy.

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The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) breaks down kitchen remodeling costs like this:

  • Design fees: 4%
  • Installation: 17%
  • Appliances and ventilation: 14%
  • Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
  • Countertops: 10%
  • Lighting: 5%
  • Flooring: 7%
  • Doors and windows: 4%
  • Walls and ceilings: 5%
  • Faucets and plumbing: 4%
  • Other: 1%

Ask your builder to provide a breakdown that will include the cost of:

  • Supplies: lumber, insulation, hardware, windows and doors, cabinets, etc.
  • Subcontractors: electrician, plumber, heating contractor, painters, tile installers, etc.
  • Download the Kitchen Budget Worksheet to help you manage your costs.

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