December 19, 2018

Kitchen Remodeling Cost

Kitchen Remodeling Simplified

Kitchen Remodeling Costs for the Tallahassee Area

We know you don’t like surprises, so we want to give you up-to-date information to give you peace of mind. A good budget for a small kitchen would be $25,000 – $35,000. A mid sized kitchen with an island could cost $35,000 – $55,000. Layout changes like moving walls or plumbing would add 10 to 20 percent to the cost. See More Information in our detailed guides below. 

Tips to Reading Our Cost Guide

This guide lists common kitchen remodeling costs in Tallahassee, FL that are based on actual projects built using our Good Better Best budget worksheet.

We’ve divided the kitchen costs by kitchen size.

You’ll find summary costs in the tables below along with links to a very detailed Scope of Work and a Good Better Best material budget for each project.

You’ll find costs below for small, medium and large sized kitchens.

Scope of Work :

The kitchen remodeling costs outlined below are for what we call a “gut renovation”. That is where all the cabinets, fixtures and flooring are removed and new materials installed. It also includes all design work, permits, jobsite cleanup, debris removal and daily supervision of the project. It can include minor layout changes but no moving of walls, lighting or plumbing. Cost to re-install the existing appliances is included, but no new appliances.

What About Layout Changes?

If you want to move plumbing, electric or move walls as part of your kitchen remodel you can expect the cost to increase by at least 10 to 20%. Relocating your plumbing is the most expensive layout change, especially if your home is on a concrete slab, as many are in Tallahassee.

How Long Will It Take?

For the scope of work outlined here a kitchen remodel should take 4 to 6 weeks. Cabinet refacing typically takes just 5 days for a small to mid sized kitchen. A large kitchen could take a little longer.

Lets Dive into the Details

Small Kitchen Remodeling Costs

What is a Small Kitchen?

Small kitchens are usually L-shaped and do not have an island, similar to the kitchen pictured above. They are around 10’x12′ in size, have between 12 and 15 cabinets, up to 35 sq ft of countertop space and up to 20 Sq ft of backsplash tile.

Mid-Sized Kitchen Remodeling Costs

What is a Mid-Sized Kitchen?

Mid-size kitchen are slightly bigger than small kitchen, around 12′ x 16′ and usually have a small island (up to 5 feet x 3 feet). They have between 18 and 20 cabinets, 65 sq ft of countertop space and 35 sq ft of backsplash tile. The larger footprint means we can usually fit a tall pantry cabinet into the design as well.

Large Kitchen Remodeling Costs

What is a Large Kitchen?

Large size kitchens vary a lot in their layout and design. For this cost guide, we are assuming a kitchen that is 16’x20′, with around 25 cabinets, 75 sq ft of countertop space and 45 sq ft of backsplash tile. They have larger islands and often a separate buffet area for extra storage and counter space.

How Much Does it Cost to Reface Kitchen Cabinets?

Refacing existing cabinets instead of replacing them can be a great way to customize your space and save up to 30%. See our cost breakdown for cabinet refacing below and contact us if you have questions or would like a quote for your space.

A small kitchen like the one shown above would cost Between $9750 and $10,850 to reface.

Refacing includes:

  • All new cabinet doors with soft close hinges
  • New drawer fronts
  • New moldings and trims
  • Refacing of the face frames and end panels of you cabinets
  • New cabinet pulls
  • Options:
    • New Drawer boxes with soft close glides
    • Drawer Conversions
    • Other modifications

A mid sized kitchen like the one shown above would cost Between $14,300 and $17,800.

Refacing Includes:

  • All new cabinet doors with soft close hinges
  • New drawer fronts
  • New moldings and trims
  • Refacing of the face frames and end panels of you cabinets
  • New cabinet pulls
  • Options:
    • New Drawer boxes with soft close glides
    • Drawer Conversions
    • Other modifications

The cost to reface a large kitchen like the one pictured above would be between $23,500 and $30,000

Refacing Includes:

  • All new cabinet doors with soft close hinges
  • New drawer fronts
  • New moldings and trims
  • Refacing of the face frames and end panels of you cabinets
  • New cabinet pulls
  • Options:
    • New Drawer boxes with soft close glides
    • Drawer Conversions
    • Other modifications