The kitchen remodeling question everyone wants to know...

How much is this going to cost? When it comes to determining kitchen remodeling costs, the general rule of thumb is that you should expect to spend between 5% to 10% of the current value of your home. But ultimately, how much you spend on your kitchen remodeling project is completely up to you.

Ask yourself “Why am I remodeling the kitchen?"

I’m selling the home. You may want to consider spending closer to 5% (or less) on your kitchen remodeling project to make sure you re-coup any investment. (Trying to move fast to sell?  Visit our In Stock page for cabinets, vanity tops and more available for quick delivery!)

It’s my dream kitchen. Spending 10% on your kitchen remodeling project may or may not be enough to get you the kitchen of your dreams. Consider your investment, especially if you see yourself there for another 15-20 years.

If you don't think you can zero in on a budget for your own kitchen remodeling project, don't worry. We have ideas and resources to help you start to get a better idea.

Ask questions about your kitchen remodeling project to shape your budget.

There are no right or wrong answers here, but how you respond will help determine an appropriate remodeling budget. The easiest question to start to consider is what the scope of your kitchen remodeling or bathroom remodeling project is. Will this be a straight “tear and replace” where you are changing little to nothing about the design? That may keep costs down some, depending on your product selections.

Some other questions to ask before you begin:

  • What is the scope of your project?
  • Are you considering an addition to the kitchen?
  • Will any other rooms be involved or affected?
  • Are you keeping any appliances or other items in the kitchen?
  • Will you be moving any plumbing?
  • Will any switches or outlets require new wiring or positioning?
  • Is a new kitchen floor needed?

The more yes’s to the above questions, the greater chance the cost of your kitchen remodel will be higher.

Local home values and prices can impact your kitchen remodeling budget.

One more thing to consider. Look at home prices around you. Have any neighbors remodeled recently? Are homes in your neighborhood holding their value? It is a good bet that a vibrant new kitchen can help set apart a home, particularly at resale time.

If you don't think you can zero in on a budget for your own kitchen remodeling project, don't worry. Our Quick Kitchen Estimator will give you a ballpark estimate of your kitchen remodeling project (check back soon for a bathroom remodeling estimator). If you are still not sure, then contact us and we will be glad to help!

Compare costs from different cabinets manufacturers.

Looking to compare kitchen cabinet costs or other kitchen remodeling costs for appliances and countertops? With stock, semi-custom and custom cabinets out there, it can be overwhelming. Our 12'x12' kitchen cost comparison offers an at a glance look at kitchen cabinet costs from different manufacturers as well as cost ideas for appliances and countertops.

You can also try our Quick Estimator and get a ballpark estimate of your kitchen remodeling project. If neither do the trick, just follow to the next page for a basic list of questions about budgeting for kitchen that you might find useful. Too overwhelmed? Then just contact us and we will be glad to help!

We also offer a convenient, same-as-cash financing option for you to consider as a way to pay for your new kitchen. Click here for more information.

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