Kitchen remodeling is a great way to add value to your home and enhance your quality of life while you live there.
Since we get so many questions from homeowners looking to remodel- we thought we would give you some idea of the latest research that has been done on the cost of a remodel, versus the value that you are investing in your home.
Minor Kitchen Remodel
A minor kitchen remodel job includes replacing cabinets fronts, countertops, cabinet hardware, and appliances. These costs are typically without any structural or system modifications, and there are usually some geographic differences in cost. In Boston, Massachusetts, for example, it is typically more expensive to remodel a kitchen than in most other states in New England.
Cost of a Minor Kitchen Remodel
According to Industry Reports cited below, the cost of a minor kitchen remodel averages $18,527 nationally, and in Boston is $21,700 in 2013.
Cost vs. Value of a minor kitchen remodel
If you do a minor Kitchen Remodel in New England, you can recoup 75.7% of your cost, and for Boston you will recoup approximately 88.5%.
Major Kitchen Remodel
A major kitchen remodel job cost in 2013, for a typical, 200-square-foot kitchen usually includes a new layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a 3-by-5-foot island; standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with standard single-lever faucet, laminate or other countertops, energy-efficient wall oven, cook-top, ventilation system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal. These jobs typically include new resilient flooring, custom lighting and freshly painted walls, trim, and ceiling.
Cost of a Major Kitchen Remodel
Approximate cost of a kitchen remodel job in Boston, for a “Major Kitchen Remodeling” job is $62,589 and you recoup, on average, 71.5%.
Before you remodel, we recommend you take special care to hire a designer and builder who specializes in Kitchen remodeling. Quality materials and reliable workmanship are essential to your remodeling project’s success. If you are a do it yourselfer, we recommend you hire someone to help you measure and layout your kitchen as incorrect measurements can significantly affect the cost and timeline for your kitchen design project. Feel free to give us a call if you’d like some help at 617-469-5445.
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