Kitchen remodels can cost an arm and a leg, depending on how extensive the job is, and also depending on the geographic location. It turns out that a kitchen remodel in San Francisco, New York, or Los Angeles can cost almost double what a remodel would in Salt Lake City or Atlanta, Georgia.
Average costs across the nation for a minor kitchen remodel (without replacing the cabinetry or appliances) runs about $14,000 if the kitchen is under 200 square feet, according to a 2018 survey.
Average costs across the nation for a major kitchen remodel (replacing the cabinetry and appliances) runs about $42,000 for a kitchen that is greater than 200 square feet.
However, the range for the large kitchen remodel can run from $31,000 in Riverside, California, to $70,000 in San Francisco, California. That is quite a premium for big city living!
Over 40% of consumers choose to splurge on higher-end countertops such as engineered quartz, which has overtaken granite as the favorite material around sinks and for food prep areas.