Consider the Following When Preparing For a Temecula Kitchen Remodel.
Before thinking of kitchen aesthetics like faucets and tiles, look at the space you have. Consider the following:
- What do you want from the remodel?
- What style do you want for your kitchen?
- Are the size and configuration accurate?
How Does Budget Affect Resale Value?
Once you considered the basics, you need to ask yourself how much you’re willing to spend. Your home’s resale value must be considered as you evaluate your budget.
Temecula Kitchen renovations typically cost five to eight percent of the home’s value. This is the realtor rule of thumb if you want to make a profit or break even when selling your home.
The average house price in Temecula is now above $500,000. Temecula homeowners are recommended to spend $25,000 to $40,000 on a kitchen renovation. This will keep the resale price from being negatively affecting by the renovation.
My Budget is Not That Big!
When your budget does not allow for a complete Temecula kitchen remodel, you have options:
- Refinish kitchen cabinets instead of replacing them.
- Replace sections in stages rather than all at once.
The Design and Layout Process.
If you’re looking to alter the layout, you should expect a base cost of at least $30,000.
Removing walls requires a registered architect. They will file a permit application with your local council. That would ensure the new space is compliant with building codes and laws.
Removing walls will incur more labor and material costs. The design and permit filing fees will be around ten to 15 percent of the total project value.
Critical Considerations For San Clemente Custom Kitchens.
The size of your kitchen will determine the best design. Most designers use a classic ‘working triangle’ for newly renovated kitchen layouts. It will reduce effort and walking distance between the sink, fridge, and oven. It places each appliance on three points of a triangle.
This approach works with most kitchen layouts. If you need to place the sink and all the appliances and sink on one wall, use a design that minimizes your steps between them.
This photo embodies the vision of the average financially successful family’s desired kitchen. The white shaker cabinets and calacatta quarts are desired by most. The new appliances and light fixtures gave it both design and functionality!
What Do the Materials Cost for San Clemente Kitchen Remodeling?
Kitchen material costs are divided into three types:
- Finishing Touches
New cabinets are a real game-changer. They will drastically improve the look and feel of a kitchen. It should be no surprise that they eat up around 30 percent of the budget. Cabinets you buy off the shelf at Lowes range between $80 to $400 per cabinet.
Semi-stock cabinets are of higher quality and more expensive. They cost around $150 to $1,000 per cabinet.
If you want custom-made cabinets, you can expect to pay around $500 to $1,500 per cabinet.
The white shaker cabinets illustrated are the most desired style by our Temecula clients. They are a quality semi-custom cabinet that is quite affordable.
Countertops typically account for around 10 percent of your total budget. That estimate depends on the material and kitchen size. Material costs range per square foot. The finishing edge you choose and the counter’s thickness will also affect the cost.
TIP: When economizing, designers use less expensive counter material for large stretches. This saves costly material for the island. This photo shows an island whose edges are called waterfalls. They cost more but bring beauty and style to any kitchen.
With the larger pieces selected, the real style is found in the final touches. Appliances can makes your kitchen pop. Budget $3,000 to $25,000, depending on brand and style.
Selecting a backsplash is often the fun part of a kitchen design. The options are endless. The average backsplash costs $1,845. Kitchen lighting makes a huge difference. Recessed lights cost about $150 apiece to install. Over-the-island pendants start around $150.
How Much Does Labor Cost from San Clemente General Contractors?
Even if you’re just remodeling fixtures in your kitchen, you need to account for labor costs. That includes demolition, disposal, and installation.
It’s also essential to plan for unexpected costs. For example, suppose the wall tiles are removed. In that case, you may discover that plasterboard needs to be repaired. Plasterboard costs an average of $2,000 to strip the space pre-installation.
There Are Many Other Costs to Consider
- Protect your home’s floors ($600-$900)
- Waterproofing (about $1,000)
- Electrical and plumbing permits ($900-$2,000)
- Plumbing work ($2,000-$3,500).
Average Kitchen Renovation Costs
Complete kitchen renovations cost $18,000 to $45,000+. A typical Temecula homeowner spends around $30,000. The cost comes from materials, installation, lighting, and plumbing fixtures.
The chart below breaks down the costs of a kitchen remodel. This is based on real project data.
Complete kitchen renovation cost: Where does the money go?
Average Renovation Cost
- Design fees 4% $1,000
- Installation 17% $4,250
- Appliances and ventilation 14% $3,500
- Cabinetry and hardware 29% $7,250
- Benchtops 10% $2,500
- Lighting 5% $1,250
- Flooring 7% $1,750
- Doors and windows 4% $1,000
- Walls and ceilings 5% $1,250
- Plumbing 4% $1,000
- Other 1% $250
Are You Ready to Start Planning Your Kitchen Renovation?
When you are planning a San Clemente custom kitchen, call Mastercraft Temecula Home Remodeling at (855) 506-4300. We will provide a free in-person quote. Mastercraft San Clemente General Contractor is the 5-Star San Clemente Bathroom Remodeling company.