Setting a budget for your kitchen remodel and staying within it sounds so obvious and simple, but it’s harder than you think. The permit cost for each of these areas varies by city and scope of work, but, a typical full remodel project will generally have permit costs between $300 and $1000. An all-white kitchen can create an illusion of roominess, as it offers a seamless transition from walls to floors.
A cabinet 300mm wide may be half the size of a cabinet 600mm wide… but it is 80% of the cost. The IKEA kitchen guide specifies that its kitchens are designed to be installed by individuals.” My translation: An individual contractor, carpenter or experienced handyman.
For a complete kitchen remodel, we recommend budgeting 10% to 20% of your home’s value. The Cost vs. Value report offers information in two categories: mid-range and upscale. Moreover, nearly 50 percent of kitchens done by National Kitchen and Bath Association members were priced between $20,000 and $49,999, and another 35 percent cost between $50,000 and $99,999, according to Jordan Zapalotosch of NKBA.
Don’t forget to budget for removing what you don’t want in your current kitchen before you can start the remodel. A kitchen planner/designer’s focus should be to design for the way a person lives, and asking the right questions will ensure your finished kitchen fits you and your budget.
Working with a kitchen designer that understands your home’s value, personal style, budget, and how your family and guests will use the space will eventually lead you to a number that is a smart choice. Stone countertops cost several times more than laminate yet, as a total percentage of the budget, the splurge is a relatively small increase in your total spending.