How much does the average American spend on a major kitchen remodel? According to a 2006 report by the trade publication Remodeling, about $54,000 -- and that's just the midrange makeover. The average price of an upscale kitchen was a cool $107,973.
Update the hardware and add a few glass door insets, or remove doors on selected upper kitchen cabinets for an open look.
Replace tired countertops with new laminate; there are a lot of attractive and affordable choices.
Choose nice-but-not-fancy appliances in basic white or black as needed.
Splurge on a stunning new sink and faucet (without relocating plumbing).
Finish it all off with fresh wall paint and pretty accessories.
At $50,000, you're spending half the average price of an upscale kitchen, but assuming your room isn't large or complex, you can still expect luxury kitchens at this price -- especially if you shop carefully for good-quality kitchen cabinets (your most significant expense). At this price point, you can have American made cabinets in various wood species (usually maple or cherry) and quite a few upgrades to cabinets such as soft close doors and drawers, pull our shelves and much more.
Splurge on that commercial-grade range or cooktop you've always wanted (the $5,000-$7,000 stainless-steel model -- not the $39,000 handmade French enameled cast iron). Or a pair a commercial-style 36-inch gas cooktop with a sleek hood, and stack a warming drawer with your wall oven. Tired of all that stainless steel? Splurge on a built-in fridge or dishwasher with custom panels that match your cabinetry. Just remember that the panels cost extra. (Rough estimates from a home improvement store ran nearly $60 per square foot of coverage for natural cherry with raised panels.)
With labor averaging a third to half the price of "hard materials,"it's easy to see why high-end kitchen remodeling costs more. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call. 404-954-1623. We are always here to answer your questions.