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How Much do Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels Really Cost?

Updated: Aug 2, 2018




In a world of DIY videos and renovation TV, the reality of costs are often times misconstrued and can be confusing. The cost of a remodel has many different factors such as the materials and fixtures you choose, the layout changes and the plumbing.


The question most people really want to know at first is, how much can I realistically get done with my budget?


Let’s take a look at average cost of remodeling projects from the low end to the high end.



Kitchen Remodel

We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is the primary place where everyone gathers, talks, eats, and comes to be together. Kitchen remodels are also the largest payoff when it comes to increasing your home’s resale value. While they are the most popular room to remodel, it can also be the most complicated and most expensive.



So, how much does a

kitchen renovation

typically cost?





According to HomeAdvisor, on average, a kitchen remodel costs $22,591.


Most homeowners spend between $12,558 and $33,986.


As we stated before, the cost varies depending on the size of the space, the materials, and how drastic of a layout change you may be making.

What can you get with a budget between $10,000 and $15,000?

· painting walls

· re-facing current cabinets

· upgrading the sink

· installing a tile backsplash.

· mid-level countertops


If your budget is over $30,000, your renovation could expand to include things like:

· Custom cabinetry

· Hardwood flooring

· Granite countertops

· High-end appliances


Click here to read more on HomeAdvisor

Bathroom Remodel

As with anything, the price will depend on the size of the area. Smaller bathrooms are usually less expensive to remodel than larger bathrooms because they have less square footage.


There is also a big difference between a remodel and a renovation.


A renovation of a bathroom may include refreshing the tile, new paint, and replacing the existing sink, toilet and shower but keeping them all in the same location.


A remodel means changing the structure of a space. This would include moving the shower, sink, or toilet to different locations, knocking down walls or adding walls, or installing major new features.


The price can vary drastically if you plan on making changes to the structural layout or relocate the plumbing and electrical.


If you have a budget between $3,000-$7,000, you would be able to renovate the essentials in a small or medium sized bathroom.

On a large or master bath, you could spend up to or beyond $15,000.

A kitchen or bathroom remodel involves various areas of expertise including construction, plumbing, electrical and lighting. It is important to find a good contractor that will discuss budgets and challenges that may arise, while keeping you updated every step of way. Clear and concise communication with your contractor is the key to a smooth and successful remodeling project.

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