A kitchen makeover is an exciting task. Your general contractor will still be the best person to consult when you’re ready to start. A contractor can provide you with the rates of services and products that you might want to consider when planning for your project as well as give you a breakdown of potential costs.
Labor 25% to 35%
Hiring a general contractor means hiring a string of professionals to take care of all the important aspects of your renovation. Plumbers, electricians, carpenters and painters all work together to achieve the plans you made with your designer of choice.
Customized work or using the ones in stock will both command a hefty price. If your existing cabinets are in good shape and just need a facelift, consider refacing them. Refacing means covering the door and drawer fronts with new wood or veneers to match the rest of your new design.
Appliances and Ventilation 15%
A chunk of the budget goes into buying a new set of appliances that match your new design. Plan and check out sales, especially ones that can give you savings with bulk purchases.
High-end granite and marble countertops significantly increase your budget. But there are mid- and lower-end options, too. If you’re retaining your cabinets, a granite overlay will also work.
Keep in mind that the kitchen needs ample lighting. Your roofers could suggest a skylight for both functionality and aesthetic.
Hardwoods and laminates are good choices for kitchens. Reduce labor costs by removing old flooring like carpet and vinyl.
Fixtures and Plumbing: 5%
Shop around for fixtures to find the best prices – but look for ones that will still work with your overall design.
Additional Finishes and Budget Cushion 10% to 15%
Allot a budget cushion for any unexpected expenses as opposed to redoing your whole kitchen renovation plan.
Remember to seek a professional when planning a kitchen renovation. Krier’s Construction can provide you with sound advice backed by years of experience. Call now for a free estimate at (920) 233-3633. We serve the areas of Oshkosh, Green Bay and Appleton, WI.