Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Kitchen Remodeling project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Kitchen Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Kitchen Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?
Costs, materials and best practices for the example Kitchen Remodeling project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.
The approximate costs and value of a typical Kitchen Remodeling project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).
|Project description||Replace cabinets, flooring, countertops, plumbing fixtures, lighting and appliances. Use above average, quality grade materials, fabrication and finishing detail.|
|Project size||165 square foot kitchen|
|Material and labor cost||$35,865 - $41,843|
|Material cost||$19,125 - $22,313|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Kitchen Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Kitchen Remodeling requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Results vary widely and can be affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Kitchen Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return 93% or more of its initial cost.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Actual returns vary widely and are affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A good quality Kitchen Remodeling project in the right neighborhoods can return 61% - 72% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Kitchen Remodeling projects can employ renewable resources and environmentally friendly materials. Existing components can often be recycled or reused. Efficient lighting, insulation and appliances can create a substantial reduction in energy utilization.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Kitchen Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Kitchen Remodeling project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Kitchen Remodeling project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Kitchen Remodeling project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Produce Kitchen Remodeling Plans||Kitchen Designer||5 to 15 d||$646 - $1,079|
|Prepare Kitchen Remodeling Budget||General Contractor||3 to 5 d||$485 - $809 per project|
|Install Duct||HVAC Contractor||1 to 2 d||$9.80 - $17.05 per linear foot|
|Move Plumbing||Plumber||1 to 2 d||$537 - $921|
|Re-Wire Electrical Circuit||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$326 - $553|
|Install Can Lighting||Electrician||1 to 3 d||$183 - $314|
|Repair Drywall||Drywall Contractor||1 to 2 d||$133 - $225|
|Install Kitchen Cabinets||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$257 - $464|
|Install Trim Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.27 - $7.42 per linear foot|
|Paint Kitchen||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$4.54 - $7.72 per square foot|
|Install Tile Countertop||Tile Installer||6 d||$11.77 - $20.73 per square foot|
|Install Laminate Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 d||$7.27 - $12.47 per square foot|
|Install Wall Oven||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$1,130 - $2,073|
|Install Vent Hood||Appliance Service and Repair Technician||1 d||$322 - $570|
|Install Under Cabinet Lighting||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$302 - $511|
|Install Kitchen Sink||Plumber||1 d||$298 - $504|
|Install Waste Disposal||Plumber||1 d||$323 - $574|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Kitchen Remodeling project plan.
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