December 19, 2018

Kitchen Remodeling Cost

Kitchen Remodeling Costs for the Tallahassee Area

The cost of a kitchen remodel can vary a lot but there are some average numbers you can use to start planning your project. We’ve created two ways for you research the costs for your project.

1. Kitchen Remodeling Costs Calculator

The first thing you’ll see when you scroll down a bit is our kitchen remodeling costs calculator.

It’s a simplified version the Good Better Best worksheet we go thru with all our customers. While the GBB worksheet is typically accurate to within 3% this calculator is probably accurate to 10-15%.

2. Good Better Best Average Costs Chart

After the remodeling costs calculator you’ll find Good Better Best Costs chart for small, mid sized and large kitchen along with Kitchen Refacing Costs


If you have any questions about the calculator or Good Better Best chart, just give us a call!

Kitchen remodeling costs chart

As you can see from the pie chart above. More than half the cost for a kitchen remodel go to Cabinets, countertops and installation labor.

We do not recommend trying to save money by buying cheap cabinets!  Especially if you are going to install stone countertops. Low quality cabinets will only last 5 to 6 years before the finished and hardware start to have problems. Cabinets are hard to replace.

Countertops are easier to replace so if the budget is tight consider installing laminate countertops for now and them upgrade in a few years.

Kitchen Remodeling Cost Calculator

For simplicity we’ve specified “better” quality products in the calculator. For a Good Better Best Range add or subtract 20%. These are average costs only. If you want a more accurate idea of your projects cost call us or schedule a Good Better Best consult.


To Calculate the cost of your kitchen adjust the sliders below.

1. Cabinets, Counters and Backsplash

25
How many linear feet of cabinets will you need? (round up to the nearest foot)
2
Upcharge for Drawer Cabinets
2
Pantry Cabinets, Tall Utility Cabinets and Wall Oven Cabinets
2
Upcharge for Organizers (trash pullout, Lazy Susan, rollouts etc…)
0
Take the linear feet of your cabinets and multiply by 2.6
0
Take the linear feet of your cabinets and multiply by 2.6
40
Take the linear feet of your cabinets and multiply by 2.6
0
Take the linear feet of your cabinets and multiply by 2.6
25
Take the linear feet of your cabinets (except for the island) and multiply by 1.5

2. Flooring

0
Round up to the nearest 5 sq ft
150
Round up to the nearest 5 square feet
0
Round up to the nearest 5 square feet

3. Plumbing

1
single bowl, double bowl or bar sink, installed
0
Porcelain or Stainless Steel Apron Front Sinks (Farmhouse sink)
1
Kitchen faucet, Pot Fillers, Bar sinks etc…
0
How many plumbing fixtures need to be moved? (fridge water line, sink, Faucet, gas line, etc..)
0
How many plumbing fixtures need to be moved? (fridge water line, sink, Faucet, gas line, etc..)
0
How many feet does the plumbing need to be moved?
3
Disposal, Dishwasher, Gas Range, Fridge with Icemaker etc…

4. Electrical

2
Update your current lighting without moving or adding anything.
0
How many pendant lights do you want to add?
0
How many ceiling lights would you like to Add
0
How many linear feet of cabinets need under cabinet lights?
10
It’s a good idea to replace your existing plugs and switches
2
Do you need to add any switches or outlets?
5
Fridge, Range, Range Hood, Wall Oven, Disposer, Microwave, etc…

Move or Remove Walls

0
single story home, not load bearing
0
single story home, load bearing wall

Doors and Windows

0
Replace windows, same location
0
Replace windows, new location, single story home
0
Replace interior doors, same location
0
Replace interior doors, new location

Fixed Costs

1
1
1
1
8 to 10%
1
For Cabinets and Tile
1
Total$

Average Kitchen Remodel Costs

If the kitchen remodeling cost calculator is a little too much for you right now you might find the chart below helpful. It lists the average costs of recent kitchen remodels.

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.

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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.

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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.

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What About Kitchen Cabinet Refacing?

Kitchen cabinet refacing is a great alternative to new cabinets if you want to keep you current countertops and appliances. The price ranges below are wide because there are lots of options available when you reface your kitchen such as:

  • Add new drawer boxes with soft close glides
  • Drawer conversions
  • Add glass doors to your cabinets
  • Add organizers like trash pullouts and corner organizers
  • Add a custom island or extend cabinets to the ceiling

Cabinet Refacing Costs

Small Kitchen Reface

$9500 - $12,000

Mid Sized Kitchen Reface

$12,500 - $20,000

Large Kitchen Reface

$20,000 - $40,000