Many things in life can be boiled down to one central concern: What’s this going to cost me? When it comes to remodeling a kitchen, the answer isn’t always straightforward. The size of your space, the scope of work involved, your DIY abilities, the quality of materials you choose and even your geographic location all play a part. But if you’re going into it blind, a new study from Houzz, which surveyed more than 1,700 users about their kitchen renovations, can give you a solid jumping-off point and offer ideas on how you might allocate that budget.
Let’s first take a look at some overall average breakdowns based on the size of a kitchen. The survey distinguishes between large kitchens (200 square feet or more) and small kitchens (less than 200 square feet). This Los Angeles kitchen would be considered large at 295 square feet.
We start with size because your square footage will generally dictate the amount of materials you’ll spend money on, so it’s a good baseline. That isn’t to say a 200-square-foot kitchen in New York City will cost the same to remodel as a 200-square-foot kitchen in Houston. Again, a lot of other factors will be at play.
The following are averages of costs reported by homeowners in the survey, and can give you an idea of how to start budgeting.
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