There are numerous areas in which to make decisions during a kitchen remodeling project, and all of them affect the cost of the job. Knowing these factors and their effects will help a homeowner understand how their choices affect the kitchen’s cost. A few of those factors are listed below.
The Desired Style
Kitchens run the gamut from economy to high-end. Some homeowners want professional kitchens with commercial-quality appliances, and others want kitchens that are large enough for entertaining. Each decision made here will affect the overall cost of the remodeling job.
The flooring material a customer chooses won’t just affect the aesthetic appeal and functionality of the room; it will partly determine the price. Hardwood, natural stone, and designer tile cost more than laminate, faux stone, and engineered wood. Flooring has an impact on the cost of a remodeled kitchen, but unless a homeowner goes for very high- or low-cost options, the effect is rather minimal.
The countertop materials a customer chooses, and the amount of area they need, will in part determine the cost of the remodeling job. Natural stone countertops are a popular option; most customers choose marble or granite in varying thicknesses and grades. However, it’s one of the most expensive choices.
Like countertops, the quantity and quality of major kitchen appliances greatly affect the cost of a new kitchen. Most homes have, at the least, a range or cooktop with an oven, a refrigerator and a freezer, a dishwasher, and a microwave oven. However, some homeowners want double ovens, large grill tops, wine coolers, multiple refrigerators, and much more. If a customer wants commercial-grade kitchen appliances, they can expect to pay more.
Value Engineering and Design
A kitchen’s design is but a minor part of the job’s cost, but it has a significant impact on the room’s functionality and appearance. Good design allows homeowners to accomplish more within their budgets, and the cost of a good design is at least partially offset by the value it provides. A kitchen design expert will take the time necessary to understand how the customer uses their kitchen, how many people will be using it, and more. Visit the website for more details or call today to schedule a consultation.