New clients often ask us what the cost of redoing their kitchen can go for. This is a tricky one considering multiple factors play into a kitchen renovation. There are many major questions to ask that revolve around the overall design before trying to determine the cost, which is why it’s so important to nail the layout, aesthetic, and flow first. Here are some of those questions that you should try to have the answers to before receiving pricing on your renovation project;
This is why we (and most contractors) like to have all of the plans, concepts, and overall design completed before requesting bids on a project. Kitchens are one of those rooms that can generally vary between $35,000 and $150,000, so to give a number without having all of your details is simply unrealistic. Sure, you may want something very standard, but one contractor’s standards may not relate to another one’s standards at all. For some, a quartz countertop is a given (like us!), for others, a laminate counter may actually still be an option (oh no!). We strongly suggest having the majority of these questions answered before consulting with anyone to price your project.
The other way of doing it is to give your max budget to the contractor and ask for them to deliver a product that will fit within that budget, but that doesn’t usually leave the homeowners excited about their remodel and it usually ends in unmet expectations. The way we like to do it starts with your wish-list, see what it would cost you to actually have your dream kitchen and once you get all of the numbers in, you can pick and choose the elements you can’t part with and those that you can drop without too much heartache. Some pieces may even be put on hold for now, only to be upgraded or added later once the budget is there. Until you get the full picture, it’s hard to know what your investment can get you. Sometimes the items you may be missing out on may actually be attainable!
If you need help pulling the design of your kitchen together in preparation for a contractor bid, let us know! We’d love to schedule a complimentary 20-minute discovery call with you to find out more about your project and how we can help!