Remodel cost????

dntutleyDecember 18, 2012

I just got the estimate for my remodel. Cabinet cost are $9500 plus labor to remove old and install new for a grand total of $20,000. How does this sound? Accurate, high or low? It's actually the company that my wife works for and they are not giving any break on labor at all.... just standard labor and profit.

By the time I add appliances and countertops I am over 30k. Seems high and would like some help.

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DCJersey

Yes, kitchen remodels are expensive! Unfortunately, its hard to say whether the quote you got is too high without a lot more information. How big is your kitchen? How many cabinets are you purchasing? What kind of cabinets are you purchasing? Where are you purchasing them from?

Spend some time reading old posts on this forum and you will learn more than you ever could asking a general question like this.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 11:29PM
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camphappy

I like the car analogy. The cost of a new kitchen is about the same as the cost of a new car. The price will vary depending on the size, brand, style and quality you want.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 1:51AM
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debrak_2008

Get several estimates. Since your wife's company is doing you no favors check others. Are you saying the cabinets are $9500 and the labor to remove and install is $10,500?

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:14AM
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dntutley

"Posted by debrak_2008 (My Page) on Wed, Dec 19, 12 at 7:14
Get several estimates. Since your wife's company is doing you no favors check others. Are you saying the cabinets are $9500 and the labor to remove and install is $10,500?"

Yes, that's what I am saying. Is it normal for labor to be 1:1 ratio

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:28AM
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Sophie Wheeler

It depends on what labor you're talking about. Basic cabinet installs, without demo, usually take around 10-15% of the cost of the cabinets. If you're adding in demo, some electrical, plumbing, appliance installs, a wall coming down, drywall work, flooring installs etc, then yes, your labor will probably be higher than the cabinets.

The national average for kitchen remodels is now around 45K for a like to like replacement of all materials. If you would be keeping some elements, think lower. If you would be doing more involved construction, like moving major items or taking down a wall, think more money.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 7:32AM
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