Kitchen Remodel Costs to Consider

You may be planning for a major kitchen renovation, including new appliances, plumbing, countertops or cabinets. Instead, you may be aiming to spruce up the space with a smaller budget. A kitchen renovation is rarely cheap, but there are ways to save. Here’s what you need to know.

How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost?

Based on online estimates, home improvement resource company HomeAdvisor’s reported national averages for renovation costs and expert insights, here’s how the cost of a major kitchen remodel breaks down:

  • Labor: 15% to 25%
  • Cabinets: 29%
  • Appliances and ventilation: 14%
  • Countertops: 10%
  • Lighting: 5%
  • Floors: 7%
  • Fixtures and plumbing: 4%
  • Additional finishes and budget cushion: 15% to 20%

According to HomeAdvisor, the national average for a kitchen renovation is $25,291, with a low-end remodel starting around $4,000 and a high-end project reaching $60,000 or more. The disparities between cost estimates are due to the range of

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Good Neighbor to remodel, expand kitchen

A migrant girl enjoys lunch Thursday at Good Neighbor Settlement House in Brownsville. (Ryan Henry/The Brownsville Herald)

Knocking down walls, expanding, buying new ovens, microwaves and prep tables are now in the works at the Good Neighbor Settlement House after the non-profit received a grant of $175,000 through the Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation that will help with the expansion and improvement of their kitchen.

Hugo Zurita, executive director at the Good Neighbor Settlement House, said the grant was much needed since the kitchen has never been remodeled and does not hold enough space to have prep tables and other applianches such as ovens that would make it easier to serve healthier options to the community.

“We approached them and applied for it because our meal program is the heart of our organization, that’s what we’re known for providing breakfast, lunch and dinner for the community here in Brownsville,” he said.

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Building Element creates three-story ‘forward-thinking’ design

The Dallas Builders Association’s Home of the Week is the custom residence at 1325 Gibraltar. It was designed and built by Dallas-based couple Farah Debes Hussain of Farah Studios and Osman Hussain of Building Element LLC.

“This is a one-of-a-kind modern home that embodies forward thinking and practical style. On the exterior you will find arabesque features incorporated into the elevation of the home, mixing a sleek combination of different-colored stucco and Arab-inspired geometric design,” according to the Hussains.

This 4,400-square-foot home has a third-story rooftop deck that provides 360-degree views, a three-story glass staircase and a European-imported statement kitchen. The strategic placement of windows and glass, coupled with double-volume ceiling, creates a light and airy space that remains grounded by the darker tones in the stone flooring and accents. The choice of white doors with black trim elevates the interior of the home.

The primary bathroom and half-bathrooms offer

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A stuffed portobello recipe only food writer Nigel Slater could design

Overview

Nigel Slater is a food writer’s food writer. The prolific British author’s famously brief recipe introductions read like haikus: “Roasted pumpkin. Smooth, silky mash.” “Autumn mushrooms, ribbons of pasta, a breath of aniseed.” “Crisp pastry. Warm banana. The scent of maple syrup.” They remind me of Ruth Reichl’s much-satirized tweets.

He’s a cook’s cook, too, long advocating a seasonal, breezy approach in the kitchen that has endeared him to readers for decades. In Slater’s hands, few recipes seem daunting — and so many seem enticing.

Slater’s latest book is “Greenfeast: Autumn, Winter,” a celebration of simple vegetarian cooking for colder weather — or, as he writes so beautifully, when “our appetite is pricked by the sudden drop in temperature.” This time of year, “more food will come to the table in deep

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Israeli kitchens grow in sophistication during COVID-19, designer says

Israelis are looking into improving their kitchens in greater numbers than ever before, Avivi Kitchens main designer Shlomi Cohen told The Jerusalem Post. This is because after the first Passover lockdown, families were forced to spend larger amounts of time in their kitchens and things that might not have been noticed before, such as storage shortage or a lack of electric outlets, now became an issue.  With 50 years of experience in the field, Avivi Kitchens, owned by Itzhak Avivi, caters to private clients and works with builders to ensure that each family gets the optimal kitchen for its needs. For example, introducing a kick-space to utilize the base of the kitchen cabinet means families can easily store their Shabbat hot-plates or Chamotte stone [a heated stone used for baking].Smart Kitchens offers a charging pole that is “hidden” inside the kitchen counter and can be extracted with the press of
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Woman transforms her drab kitchen while nine months pregnant



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A mother-to-be has unveiled her stunning kitchen transformation – which she completed while almost nine months pregnant.

Dearbhaile Cooke, 29, from Belfast, got the keys to her new home when she was eight months gone and was desperate to renovate the kitchen before moving in and giving birth.

But rather than shell out on new units, Dearbhaile spent hours coating the dated pine doors a chic shade of black using Frenchic paint.

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Rediscover Indian traditional kitchen utensils but with a contemporary, sustainable outlook- The New Indian Express

As more and more homemakers discover the benefits of the natural, organic way of life, everything from fashion to decor to food is going the sustainable way. Cookware is no different.

Shunning those harmful plastics and toxic teflons, a host of new brands are taking a cue from the past with utensils that hark back to our grandmothers’ kitchens.

From brass pots and terracotta tableware, to cast iron tawas and copper and bronze-glazed masala daanis, these brands are bringing back the joys of good old slow-cooking. We round up a few.

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The Indus Valley
The collection here is almost from your grandma’s kitchen—neem wood glasses and ladles, copper and terracotta water bottles and cast iron pans. Fed up with melted plastic in their microwave, Mumbai-based husband-wife duo Jagadeesh Kumar and Madhumitha Udaykumar launched this line of natural cookware that is heat-resistant and non-toxic.
Our pick: Neem

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Calgary renovation companies bring awards hardware home

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“There can be a lot of structural tie-ins — a lot of engineering that needs to be done. And it’s important to find a contractor you’ll be best suited with, who shares your beliefs. It’s a team effort between client and builder,” he says.

The planning and design department at Ultimate is preparing for work scheduled to begin the first week of January. Ritchie says he’s getting calls right now from people who want a kitchen done by Christmas, but he stresses the importance of doing the homework.

“People who accept our advice are happier in the end,” he says, with a grin.

Cold weather renos can be challenging, but Garth McDaniel of Allenbrook says that as long as things are reasonably warm, there’s no specific time to start.

“It’s whenever people are ready to engage,” he says.

Lytle has seen another shift since the double whammy

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Kitchen of the Week: Couple moving out of carvavan into first home had kitchen budget less than $25k

This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

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This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.

The owners of this new house in Glenbrook, Auckland lived in a caravan for two years to save enough money for their first home.

And of course there was a tight budget when it came to the kitchen design, says Melanie John of Cube Dentro in Takanini. “Their budget was around $20,000, but the kitchen came in closer to $22,000. But they were very happy with it.”

And John was happy also to see her project win the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award 2020 for a kitchen under $25,000.

Melanie John says she "future proofed" the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners' current requirements.

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Melanie John says she “future proofed” the house, providing more storage than the first-homeowners’ current requirements.

“In a simple kitchen, details matter,” the judges said. “This kitchen is the perfect example of

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