How much will a typical kitchen like this cost? We compared all renovation options for you.
When a kitchen becomes outdated, it’s only a matter of time when you start thinking of a renovation. Overall, there are major and minor transformations that could be done in the kitchen. Major ones include remodeling, wall demolition, floor change, replacement of the entire kitchen, including cabinets, appliances, counters, and backsplash. Major upgrades can cost more than $70,000 and are a topic for a separate article. Whereas minor changes include refacing or repainting cabinets, changing the hardware or a few pieces of furniture, etc. In this article, we will take a closer look at the benefits, drawbacks of minor changes and typical kitchen renovation costs in Canada. The pricing below reflects a typical renovation of an average-sized kitchen. Prices in bold demonstrate how much exactly the shown above kitchen would cost.
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Cabinetry and hardware usually constitute around 28-30% of the total renovation cost. On average, it takes $8,700 for this part of the kitchen. Options for cabinetry include repainting, refacing with wood veneers or laminate, refinishing with vinyl film, and replacing.
Replacing. The average price for fabrication and installation is $75 per sq. foot both for quartz and granite countertops. The countertops in the picture (including the island) are about 37 sq. ft. So it will cost $2,775. For marble countertops, it will be over $5,700. There is also a stylish option for concrete countertops:
Refinishing with the vinyl film. Myriads of vinyl patterns and textures (marble, concrete, and more) allow choosing the one you like the most. High-quality vinyl film, like the one manufactured by Hyundai L&C, replicates the visual appeal and tactile sensation of natural materials. The average refinishing pricing is $20 per sq. foot. Nelcos countertop refinishing will cost $900 for that kitchen project. Fabric countertops (the high-end vinyl texture) will be 10-15% more expensive if you want to get creative with your kitchen.
This part of a kitchen upgrade is way more complicated. A new backsplash takes time and research. It should be fire-resistant and easy to clean and sanitize. So you can choose from the next options:
First, what comes to mind when you think of outdated appliances is buying anew. However, there are a few options to consider before that.
Minor kitchen upgrades don’t always imply serious budget considerations. You can revamp only one part of the kitchen at a time. As our “investigation” shows, vinyl refinishing makes it even easier. The kitchen in the picture was actually refinished by us – you can check the process and the results in our blog. Overall, vinyl seems as the ultimate solution in terms of pricing and versatility. Fabric, marble, wood, stone, or anything else is possible without compromising on aesthetic appeal or quality. Browse other advantages of the vinyl film, besides the price, in our blog, too.