Profession Remodel Cost - is it reasonable?
Ok, so we're not DIY people, so please don't tell me to save money by doing it ourselves. It took us 2 months just to repaint a bedroom, no way am even going to attempt to redo a kitchen.
So we're hiring a pro to remodel our kitchen. Here's the summary of the work included so far. I really like this guy but I want to make sure I'm not overpaying.
Kitchen is about 11ft x 15ft, 1960s home, total worth about $200K.
Pittsburgh, PA area.
1. Removing bulkhead along the 2 walls where the cabinets are now.
2. Remove 1 non-load bearing wall dividing kitchen and dining room.
3. Adding a peninsula in place of that wall (with base cabinets)
4. moving fridge to new location (water line to fridge will be relocated but utilities are almost directly below the kitchen, so not huge deal).
5. all new cabinets, frameless style, plywood box, solid wood mitered doors in maple. soft close slides/hinges on everything.
6. laminate counter tops.
no backsplash, just paint.
No hardware selected *yet*.
no new floor *yet*
Already have new appliances
new cabinets are about $20K
laminate countertop is about $1600
Rest of project cost, all the tear down, rebuilds, and installation, about $11K.
So total about $33K plus unknown amount for floor & hardware...
Is that a reasonable cost? I see a lot of sources that say a kitchen remodel can be done for 20K and that's more then enough for a nice new kitchen... so I'm just a little uneasy... feedback would be greatly appreciated...