Kitchen Remodel Costs – 2024 Price Guide

A kitchen renovation is a significant and important investment in your home. Kitchen renovations can improve both the appearance and the function of the kitchen, and many help improve your home’s value as well.

As such, you might be wondering how much that investment might set you back. Keep reading to learn more about the most popular options to consider during a kitchen remodel and the average cost.

2024 Kitchen Remodel Costs

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National Average Price $27,000
Typical Price Range $15,000 - $50,000
Minimum Price $5,000
Maximum Price $150,000

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How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost?

The ABCs of a kitchen remodel are the appliances, backsplash, cabinets, flooring, the kitchen sink, and a whole lot more. However, the expense of a kitchen renovation hinges on the aspiration, inclination, and budget allocation of the homeowner.

According to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report, a minor kitchen remodel has an average cost of nearly $27,000, while a major kitchen remodel has an average cost of over $77,000. Both projects assume a 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinets.[1]

Newly renovated kitchen with new cabinets, countertops, and backsplash

Although the following figures are for each project done separately, you’ll likely be able to save on each project when completed as part of a total kitchen remodel. However, these amounts will give you an idea of how much money each specific area of the kitchen will require. Then, you can add items together that you want completed to come up with a budget objective.

Appliance Costs

Stainless steel appliances have been a favorite for kitchen remodels for years. Now, enamel-coated steel in various colors is making a comeback. A side-by-side refrigerator-freezer will cost from $2,000 on up, contingent upon the size and model.

A new dishwasher is about $400 to $1,000 and will require more for installation and even more to switch plumbing. A new range costs between $700 and $2,000. If you include a washer and dryer, budget another $500 to $1,500.

Although it largely depends on what you get, average kitchen appliance packages start at $2,000 to $5,000.

Cost of a New Backsplash

Of those surveyed, ninety percent said the backsplash was part of their kitchen revamp. How much a new backsplash will cost largely depends on the material, how much area will be covered, and the price of labor.

The national average is $1,000, but a DIY installation using adhesive mats could be as little as $7 to $15 per square foot. The backsplash is usually the last component to any kitchen remodel, and many homeowners choose to do it later after they’ve lived with the new kitchen for a time.

Costs to Update Cabinets

The national average for 30 linear feet of new cabinets is $5,000 to $13,000 for standard cabinets and $15,000 to $30,000 for custom. Linear feet are the same as feet; if you have 15 feet of cabinets under the sink and 15 above, then you have 30 linear feet of cabinets.

The price will depend on whether you choose off-the-shelf, “stock” cabinets, semi-custom, or custom-made cabinets.

However, if you currently have solid cabinets, there is nothing saying you need to replace those; you could repaint, refinish, or reface them and have what looks like totally new cabinets.

Cost to Replace Countertops

The top choice in a kitchen rebuild is new countertops. Most people undergoing a kitchen rejuvenation choose to install new countertops. Although the price depends on the material and amount needed, the national average to replace or add kitchen countertops is $3,000.

You could choose marble, slate, granite, or a wide variety of natural and manufactured materials.

Cost to Update Flooring

The first step in kitchen flooring is to decide if you want to refinish your current floor or replace it with a new one. Explore more on the costs to refinish a hardwood floor. The average cost to replace a hardwood floor is $1,200 to $2,400 for a 200-square-foot kitchen.

Tile is also an attractive option and generally costs about $1,800 to $5,000 for a 200-square-foot kitchen, or between $9 and $25 per square foot.

Using a product like laminate can allow you to achieve the look of hardwood for less cost, but it is generally less stable in high moisture areas like a kitchen. Keep an eye out for laminate products that are moisture-resistant. Laminate generally runs about $1,500 to $4,000.

Lighting & Electrical Costs

There are surely lots of lights to choose from for your kitchen. However, hiring an electrical contractor to install one lighting fixture is between $235 and $325.

You’ll also need to consider if you’ll be adding ceiling fixtures, recessed lighting, under-cabinet, and over-cabinet lighting. The cost of fixtures can go up dramatically if you opt to install several different lights, but the payoff of a brighter kitchen may be well worth the investment.

Sinks & Plumbing Costs

The national average for a single-bowl sink is $220 for a thirty-three-inch stainless steel sink; the same size double-bowl sink is $300. These typically cost $380 to $400 for plumbing, installation, and hardware.

Walls or No Walls?

Many people, when deciding how to refurbish their kitchen, want a clear view of the rest of the house from the kitchen table. They end up deciding to cut out unnecessary walls. Some walls are load-bearing and cannot be eliminated without substantial expense.

Removing a non-load-bearing wall cost between $500 and $1,000. However, replacing a load-bearing wall with a stretch beam will run between $1,500 and $3,000 and as much as $10,000 for a multi-level home.

Whichever method you choose, you might need to replace sheetrock on some walls. Refer to our drywall, paint, and wallpaper cost guides to be better informed on the price of finishing the new wall.

Contracting Your Kitchen Remodel

Quite often, the least expensive and most convenient method of modernizing your kitchen is to use one contractor. That may require him or her to subcontract the electric and plumbing, but they usually use subcontractors they know they can depend on, so unless you have a particular plumber or electrician, let the contractor handle it.

However, there’s nothing saying you have to, but you might be able to get a better deal doing some projects separately, especially if you know someone who specializes in that area.

Get as many estimates as you can for your kitchen remodel because the price can vary significantly, but always choose the contractor you trust rather than the one who gives you the lowest price. Make sure they have a contractor’s license, insurance, and obtain permits before they start.

All pricing information on this page is based on average industry costs, and is subject to variance for project-specific materials, labor rates, and requirements.


  1. Remodeling Magazine, 2023 Cost vs. Value Report,