Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Based on Our Good Better Best Budgets from Recent Projects

These costs are for gut renovations where all the cabinets, counters, flooring, lighting and tile are replaced. It can include minor layout changes but no moving of plumbing or electric and does not include appliances. 

Small Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Small kitchens are usually around 10’x12′, L-shaped or galley style and are found in condo’s and smaller homes. They have 10 to 15 cabinets, about 35 sq  ft of countertop and 20 sq ft of backsplash tile. 

Mid Sized Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Mid Sized kitchens are around 12’x15′. They commonly have a small island, have between 18 and 25 cabinets, about 55 sq  ft of countertop and 30 sq ft of backsplash tile. The larger footprint means we can fit more tall pantry cabinets into the design. 

Large Sized Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Large kitchens can vary a lot in size and layout. For this guide we are assuming a large kitchen in 16’x20′ with a large island, 30 or more cabinets, 75 sq ft of countertop and 50 sq ft of backsplash tile.  

What’s Included In These Costs

The costs outlined below are for what we call a ‘gut renovation’. That’s when all the cabients, flooring and fixtures are removed and replaced. It can inlclude some minor layout changes but does not include moving walls or relocating plumbing and electric fixtures. Appliances are not included in these costs.

If you plan to move wall and plumbing as part of your project add 15 to 20% the costs outlined here or give us a call and we’ll give you a better idea over the phone.


What Makes Something Good / Better / Or Best ?

Good Better Best Kitchen Remodeling Cost is not always about quality. There are a few things that can affect which category a product might be in.

Kitchen Cabinets

We don’t sell cheap cabinets.  Most kitchens are remodeled once every 15 years and we sell cabinet that will last for at least that long. What affects whether a cabinet is in our Good Better or Best category then? Its all about design options.

‘Good’ Cabinet Options

Our ‘good’ cabinets are what we call ‘stock cabinetry’. They come in 3″ inch increments and can not be modified without paying a significant upcharge. They have limited colors and door style options. They try to keep their colors and styles on trend and if you happen to like one of their colors or door styles then this could be a good choice for you. Kith Cabinets are in our Good cabinet line

Good cabinets are also limited in the number of cabinet styles and organizers they offer. This can severely limit our ability to customize your kitchen.

‘Better’ Cabinet Options

Our better line of kitchen cabinets are called semi custom and come in 1/4 inch increments. They have hundreds of colors and door styles and can be modified in length width or height at no extra charge. They have more cabinet and organizer options than the good cabinet offering and are appropriate for most kitchens. Bellmont Cabinetry is our Better line

‘Best ‘ Cabinet Options

Similar to the better line, the best cabinets come in 1/4 inch increments, can be modified with no extra charges and come in hundred of colors and door styles. The Best cabinets also have the option to use a custom color and customize the look of the doors. They have dozens of custom organizers and lots more options for different types of cabinet. Bellmont Cabinetry is also available in our Best Line. We also have a custom Cabinet line from Jay Rambo



How Long Will It Take?

Most ‘gut’ kitchen remodels take 4 to 6 weeks to complete from start to finish. If you are moving walls or plumbing then 6 to 9 weeks is more likely. 

In addition to the time on site plan for 3 to 6 weeks of planning and design time plus 6 weeks lead time for most cabinet orders.  


Also Consider Cabinet Refacing

Cabinet refacing is a good alternative to new cabinets. Your existing cabinets and counterstay in place and your doors, drawer fronts and trims are replaced. Its faster and more cost effective than new cabinets in many situations. 

Read More About Cabinet Refacing Here

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