What do Kitchens Cost?

So what does a new kitchen cost?  What are people spending in the New England area?

Nationally (according to Houzz.com survey data) the average cost of a new kitchen or addition is $27,000.  There are a lot of variables that go into finding out what your kitchen will cost.  For the New England area the average kitchen costs $35,100.

A cabinet is a cabinet?

There are good better and best cabinet constructions with all different price points.  There is such a thing as spending too much for little difference in cabinet construction.

For countertops, in most cases laminate (i.e. Formica, Wilsonart) is still the least expensive.  Often the next price point is granite, then quartz and Corian after that.

Door styles, species wood and premium finishes also influence the price of cabinetry.

Out of all the remodeling projects a home owner can partake in, renovating the kitchen is still the number one project among U.S. homeowners surveyed.  Surveys show that approximately 32 percent renovated their kitchen in the past five years.  And 45 percent will likely remodel their kitchen in the next two years.  The idea of remodeling a kitchen is in the minds of homeowners by more than double any other room in the house.

What features are people interested in?

Better storage is most important to consumers looking to renovate.  Pantry storage even in the smallest spaces are key for food storage and other kitchen items.  When people are working on their “wish lists”, traditional cabinetry, granite countertops and stainless appliances are top priorities and inspire folks to initiate new projects.

An island designed kitchen with seating is most often asked for than any other cabinet design configuration.  Islands often work well allowing for multiple work surface areas and casual dining. 

The Kitchen Gallery has completed kitchen renovations starting at $3000 and up to $60,000…  Generally the average customer spends between $15,000 and $20,000 with some premium materials, like granite countertops and all wood cabinet boxes.   The right way to find out how much your kitchen will cost, is to invite us to your home for a measuring.  Contact the Kitchen Gallery when you are ready to take that step.