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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost?

A kitchen remodel has many components. It’s important you know what everything costs.

There’s also costs a remodel may have on personal aspects of your life. Such as the the need to eat out or find temporary housing.

Know Where the Money’s Coming From

How are you paying for your remodel? Are you putting it on credit, using your savings, taking out a home equity loan?

Of course it’s nice to be able to save before you spend, but sometimes borrowing it for a low interest rate can be the smartest choice.

Take the time at the beginning to figure out where every penny is coming from, and when you’ll have your funds.

Many contractors require deposits or material costs up-front so be sure you have ramp-up costs covered.

Lastly, setup a system to manage your budget.  You’ll need some way to track expenses.

Once the project ends, you’ll be thankful you took these few, simple steps. 

Kitchen Remodel Breakdown

Here is a ballpark breakdown of the average kitchen remodel. This will clearly change according to your decisions, but it’s a good place to start.

  • Cabinets: 48%
  • Appliances: 19%
  • Countertops: 15%
  • Plumbing: 5%
  • Electrical: 5%
  • Flooring: 5%
  • Painting walls and trim: 3%