How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Kitchen

Remodeling your kitchen can be one of the most satisfying remodels one does for their home as it not only updates your home, but can also increase resale value and just overall happiness in a place where we tend to spend a lot of our time. Many consider the kitchen to be the epicenter of the home as it is where families eat, kids do homework, and many complete crafts and art projects in the kitchen area. However, one of the first questions homeowners need to ask themselves when planning a kitchen remodel is "How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen?" Below are things for you to consider as you plan out your kitchen remodel:


First, the cost to remodel a kitchen can vary wildly, not just from state-to-state but also depending upon whether you live in a rural or urban setting area. Kitchen remodels in the midwest often run $15,000-$20,000 less than on the east or west coast. Remodeling magazine puts the average remodel in Iowa and other midwest states close to $45,000-$55,000 for a lower range remodel (without a full gutting of the kitchen), upwards of $70,000-$80,000 for upper range kitchen remodels. Much of this depends on the products chosen to replace your current cabinets, countertops, and applianaces. What will cost the most will usually be the cabinets if you choose to replace them, as they can easily make up 25% of a person's budget. With the addition of custom doors, handles, trim/moulding, and inside shelves, that cost can add up quickly. Experts recommend about 20% of your budget be set for unexpected obstacles like water damage that needs replacing, electric that needs to be up to code, or sections of the kitchen that need remodeling/demolishment to accomodate your current plan.

Other aspects to consider are the countertops, and there are so many fine choices for countertop materials, styles, and layout. The budget for countertops can vary wildly, so it is best to ask your local Council Bluffs handyman about the choices available. The other large part of your budget might including flooring, which has even more choices for styles, design, and layout than countertops. Kitchen appliances, however, is where people often see the biggest increase in their Council Bluffs kitchen remodel budget. There are indeed a lot of lower priced kithchen appliances, but if you are looking for newer, $1000 or more is what you should expect for each appliance as prices have certainly risen in recent years. Loess Hills Handyman is here to be your go-to Council Bluffs kitchen remodeler, so please contact us today at 712-314-5518. Please check out our previous blog entitled Is It Worth Calling A Plumber, and check out our Council Bluffs Home Remodeler page for more details on the kitchen remodeling services we can offer to you. We look forward to hearing from you soon!