Yes, Kristi, Jim still has 10 fingers and a wife,” Jeannine said after months without a kitchen. To get the most bang for your buck it’s important to set a budget from the start, know your needs and understand where the money will go. Before shopping for appliances, tile or flooring, know your personal needs and goals for the outcome of the remodel.
You’re kitchen remodeling cost will also include demolition, and on average, some basic electrical (adding new light fixtures, running 220 circuits, etc), basic plumbing (repositioning supply and drain lines for new sink locations, new angle stops, moving gas lines), and paint.
The options can make your head spin: stone, tile, concrete, marble, butcher block, stainless steel, recycled glass, Formica, Corian-the list goes on and on. Commonly used kitchen countertop materials range from low to moderately priced laminate and Formica, to higher priced granite or quartz, to solid surfaces such as Corian.
To improve air circulation and get more counter space, have a pass-through put into the wall between the kitchen and dining room with a countertop surface to set things on. Another option is removing a wall or partial wall completely and adding a cupboard with a countertop.
A major upscale kitchen remodel that costs $100,000+ sees the addition of custom cabinets with enhanced storage features, stone countertops with a tile backsplash, upscale appliances, designer sink and faucet with water filtration system, lighting (including ambient lighting), and higher-end resilient flooring.