A kitchen remodel can be expensive. In fact, any type of remodeling is often costly, whether a living room, bathroom, or communal area. However, why is this the case? Why sometimes does it cost more to remodel than it does to purchase the cabinets or equipment?
To answer this question and more, we’ve put together this short blog post, answering this question exactly: what makes a kitchen remodel so expensive?
Firstly, if you are not installing the kitchen yourself, perhaps hiring contractors, then there goes a large sum of your money. Contractors are not cheap, and while the price varies between different companies and individual traders, you’re still paying out of pocket.
If you want to reduce the cost of your kitchen remodel, you should consider doing some of the work yourself. This is, of course, if you know how or are willing and confident enough to learn. If not, perhaps ask a friend or family member to pitch-in if they have some experience themselves? Even if this is as simple as giving a little advice!
Electrics & plumbing are expensive
When remodeling a kitchen, there are some costs you can’t skate past, one of which is the cost of electrics and plumbing. If conducting a full remodel, then chances are you’re going to need to install and test both new electrics and pipes.
This is a cost you’ll have to endure; however, know that it is necessary. Besides, if it’s done right, it should never need done again. That’s always a plus, right?
Custom cabinets are often not cheap for a kitchen remodel
If you’re upgrading to custom cabinets, you should know that these are not always the cheapest option. However, they do make your kitchen look great and more often than not, improve functionality sometimes two-fold.
Instead of going for the full custom design, which can often swallow most of your budget whole, we suggest choosing affordable designer cabinets, such as those we have available. This allows you to save money without compromising on design, style, or storage space.
The bottom line
A kitchen remodel can be super expensive. However, this depends on your willingness to do the work yourself, whether or not you’re choosing custom cabinets or a bespoke design, and what other appliances and kitchen items you need to purchase.