Kitchen Remodel Costs: 3 Budgets, 3 Kitchens

Bud Dietrich, AIA

April 30, 2012

Seems that whenever I meet a potential new client, the first question is, “How much will this project cost?” I then try to explain that this is like asking, “How long is a piece of string?”

You see, there are just too many things that will influence a project’s cost. From basic construction issues, such as repairing what may need repairs, to client selections for cabinets, appliances and everything else, to whether or not we plan on moving things around or adding space, there are so many variables that come into play.

Let’s take a look at three kitchens, all remodels. The first we’ll call basic, but it’s anything but. The second is a little more upscale, and the third is high style. If these were cars, they’d be economy, full-size and luxury.