Remodeling your kitchen is a big step forward. After all, this is where you will spend most of your time preparing your family’s meals and talking with your friends and partners while you cook them dinner.
This is the reason why you need to make sure that your finances are ready to cover all the expenses necessary for kitchen remodeling Fresno.
When it comes to Fresno construction, there are a lot of general contractors that you can call to help you with your remodeling needs. If you’re here trying to get an estimate for your remodeling project, however, here are a few things that you need to know to get you started.
Factors That Affect Kitchen Remodeling Costs
There are a lot of factors that influence the cost expectations of your kitchen remodeling project. Some factors include the size of your kitchen, the speed of work you expect for the remodeling, how drastic the remodeling is, and what materials you will use and install during the kitchen remodeling.
You should expect a higher cost if you have a large kitchen and plans to replace most, if not everything, inside. If you want to use premium materials like granite for your countertops and want to move your walls to modify the layout of your kitchen, then you should expect to shell out more money in the process. Of course, you should also have higher cost expectations if you plan to install premium floorboards, new appliances, and custom-made cabinets.
On the other hand, you can enjoy lower costs if you primarily don’t have a large kitchen to remodel. If you plan to update only a few specific parts of the room like your countertops or your flooring and have a flexible time frame for the remodeling project, then you should not expect to spend a lot on the project. It will also help if you are reusing existing appliances, and purchase ready-made cabinets instead of customized ones. Lastly, you can save a lot more if you choose to use standard-grade materials for your kitchen like laminated countertops and vinyl flooring.
Average Cost For A Kitchen Remodeling Fresno
The kitchen remodeling cost in Fresno ranges from $13,000 to $51,000 depending on the scale of the remodeling project.
The average cost for an average-sized kitchen is over $20,000, which, as we said before, will ultimately vary based on the level of remodeling that you do and the materials you use for the project. Regardless of the planned scale and material, though, it is good to have around this much money to start with.
The cost of your remodeling project, however, really depends on the intention of the remodel. Do you want to change your kitchen because you have to? Or do you want to invest in a kitchen space that is both beautiful and high quality?
Answering these questions helps you consider all the factors that we enumerated above and decide what materials to use, the appliances to install, and ultimately, how large the remodeling will be.
No matter how much the kitchen remodel costs you, what is important is that you get what you desire out of it in the long term. Do you plan to gut the countertops and kitchen flooring and replace them with new ones? Is replacing your oven and refrigerator an absolute necessity? Are there any issues like electricity and drainage that should come prior to aesthetic design?
These questions help you narrow down your costs and help you spend wisely on your kitchen remodeling and maximize its intended resale value.
Minor Kitchen Remodel
A minor kitchen remodel, also called a kitchen upgrade, retains the existing structure and space of your kitchen layout.
This type of remodeling replaces the fronts with new hardware like wood panels and drawer fronts. Included in this remodeling type would be trim repainting, replacing your floorboards, and either laminating countertops or installing a midrange sink and faucet.
There will also be detailed touches such as glass on cabinet doors and lighting inside or under the cabinet. You can also opt to install pre-made countertops, backsplashes, and other decorative elements such as knobs.
The main goal of a minor kitchen remodel is to preserve the existing layout of your kitchen, while giving it a more modern and updated look, offering a better aesthetic and functionality building on what your existing kitchen has to offer.
This remodeling will cost you around $13,000 to $19,000 for small and basic kitchens or around $26,000 for medium-sized kitchens.
However, there is also an option to deviate from your existing layout, while making sure that the costs will not balloon so much.
If you want to relocate your walls, update your door and cabinet styles, and update the materials used on your countertops and backsplash, you would be looking at a cost of more than $26,000, up to $38,000. Included in this cost is the installation of a peninsula which may be helpful in increasing countertop space in the kitchen.
A reasonable expectation to finish this type of remodeling project would be around 6-8 weeks.
Major Kitchen Remodel
If you are looking at a major kitchen remodeling project in Fresno, then you want to spend at least $39,000 to $51,000, depending on the size of the kitchen and the materials used for remodeling.
This type of remodeling project allows you to freely customize the whole look of your kitchen from the ground up. This means that you will be able to relocate your walls, appliances, gut out your existing electricity cables and plumbing, replace your fixtures and your flooring.
You will get custom-made cabinets, a new ventilation system, built-in refrigeration and microwave, custom room lighting, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and installing more resilient flooring.
To add more style to your kitchen, you can even install custom wood panels that match your custom cabinets to cover your larger appliances in the room. You can also have custom fixtures, plumbing, and reinforce the design of your kitchen with a high-quality, customized backsplash.
While major Fresno construction typically costs under $51,000, it can cost as much as $125,000 if you choose to use more premium materials on all your kitchen property, like a commercial-grade cooktop and a vent hood, and imported materials like ceramic and glass tiles for your backsplash. You can also choose to use designer faucets and a water filtration system.
This is an investment that will really transform your kitchen into a classy, elite space within your home. So, if your long-term plan is to live there while making sure that the resale value is high, then a major kitchen remodeling is the perfect project for you.
Since there will be more work to be done in this project, you will have to expect that the time to get your kitchen remodeled will be around 10-12 weeks or longer, depending on the lead time of your custom-made cabinets and appliances which takes around 5-weeks to finish.
Hire the Right Contractor for You
While all these cost estimates help you with making your decision, it is important that you hire a general contractor that will handle your project with care and expertise. As a general contractor, MW Construction will help you make an informed decision throughout the process of the remodeling so you can bring your vision of a perfect kitchen to life. Contact us today for a free quote estimate.