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What Does Kitchen Remodeling Cost?

Jo Koenig
Beach theme kitchen

Every project is unique, but these are the three most common remodeling levels:

1.) Cosmetic     2.) Pull & Replace     3.) Reconstruction or ‘Custom’.

We’re going to explain each of these levels and provide general investment ranges to help you determine which is best for your needs. However, don’t feel you have to restrict your planning to only one level. Most clients combine elements from different levels to completely personalize their project.

Keep in mind that you can moderate your budget based on the following factors: 

  • Scope of Work.  Some projects are fairly basic and require only a design refresh (a limited scope)—while others, like an addition or reconstruction, involve an extensive amount of planning and execution (a wide scope). The wider the scope, the larger the investment.
  • Product Selections.   Your selections for plumbing fixtures, tile, cabinetry, lighting, and other products will affect the cost of your remodel. If you are trying to meet a specific budget but are looking for design impact, opt for mid-range products  and then ‘splurge’ on one or more high end pieces.

Now let’s take a look at the three levels of Kitchen Remodeling and Investment Ranges:


Level One: Cosmetic Remodel   $18,000 – $40,000

If your existing kitchen functions well for you, and most of the parts and pieces are still in good condition, your kitchen could benefit from a simple cosmetic remodel.

Cosmetic kitchen remodel before and description

Kitchen After Cosmetic Remodel


Cosmetic kitchen after remodeling
Kitchen After Cosmetic Remodel

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Level Two: Pull and Replace Remodeling   $60,000 – $80,000+

If you like the layout of your kitchen but would like to upgrade all the parts and pieces, your kitchen is a good candidate for a ‘Pull & Replace’ remodel.  At this level, the entire kitchen is gutted and all elements are replaced. The Pull & Replace level can be a good investment choice because all plumbing pipes, appliances, and electrical outlets don’t need to be moved.

Pull and replace kitchen remodel


Pull and replace kitchen remodel
Kitchen After Pull and Replace Remodel

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Level Three: Reconstruction or ‘Custom Build’   $120,000 – $180,000

If your current house simply doesn’t have enough space for your dream kitchen, a Reconstruction or ‘Custom Build’ could be your best option. At this level of remodeling, floor space is added to the house. You could also knock out walls and expand the existing kitchen into an adjoining room. You might even relocate the kitchen to another part of the house if the design calls for it. With a Reconstruction/Custom Build, the possibilities are endless.

Full kitchen remodel details and before



Custom kitchen addition and remodel
Kitchen After Reconstruction Remodeling

Are You Ready to Get Started?

Choosing the right level of remodeling is easy with expert guidance. C&R Remodeling has assisted homeowners like you since 1961 and we’re ready to answer your questions and help you begin your planning. Check out our process and see how our expertise can make your remodeling project go smoothly. Our experience really does make a difference.

Where do you begin? Simply complete the contact form  and one of our experts will be in touch soon!

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