We are often asked about options for upgrading a kitchen and some of the costs associated with updates. My hope is that this article will help you navigate through all the choices that are available right now in the kitchen and bath industry.
There are easy and economical ways to add value and functionality to your home.
If you like your current layout and your cabinets are in good shape I’d definitely stay with refinishing. You can also add trim and inserts easily without much cost add-on.
The average cost of refinishing kitchen cabinets is approximately $2,800.00 and up depending on the size and condition of the kitchen.
If you dislike your doors and drawer fronts you can replace them. The average cost of new doors and drawer fronts is $3,000 and up depending on the size of your kitchen. You may want to consider updating your hardware as well at this time. A good budget for quality knobs and pulls is around $250 and up.
$25,000 is the average cost of a new kitchen.
There always seems to be some misconceptions on the advertising of the cost of a complete kitchen remodel. For example, an advertisement may say you can get a 10×12 kitchen for $5,700.00. It is very important to keep in mind that number does not represent installation, cabinet inserts, moldings and end panels. All of these items are priced separately. You have to also consider, countertops, lighting, backsplash, plumbing, faucet, sink, hardware, and floor issues. In a full remodel, these prices add up quickly.
Overall, it really comes down to budget.
I believe that just because you don’t have a huge budget does not mean that you can’t update your kitchen. There are easy and economical ways to add value and functionality to your home. Of course, if your cabinets are at the 30-year-old mark, it may be time for a new kitchen.
CCFF can help with any of these projects and provide you with a design consult so you can determine the best way to update. We also offer design only services as well as project management services if you want to hire your own contractor and not use our preferred vendors.
Call us today to set up a complimentary on-site consultation with one of our kitchen design associates.