Kitchen Renovation: How Much Does It Cost?
It is important to set a budget comprising all of the possible kitchen renovation costs as you plan and prepare for your kitchen improvement project. In fact, it does not really matter what kitchen renovation ideas to inspire you, careful planning is important so you will not end up blowing the remodeling and renovation budget. When you plan the budget, as important questions and determine your project goals for a fully functioned kitchen that works for you.
When you work on the budget with a kitchen builder, always ask the firm to provide a breakdown of kitchen renovation costs. Depending on the scope of the project, the local economy, and your existing kitchen, the variables will vary. Always ask the builder to supply the breakdown including the cost of supplies (e.g.: insulation, lumber, hardware, and cabinets) and subcontractors.
You can also refer to the allocation of costs reference from National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), with the remodel costs can be broken down like this: Design fees (4%), appliances and ventilation (14%), installation (17%), cabinetry and hardware (29%), lighting (5%), countertops (10%), flooring (7%), walls and ceilings (5%), doors and windows (4%), faucets and plumbing (4), and other kitchen renovation costs (1%).