Tips for Managing Costs
The products and materials you choose will have the greatest impact on your new kitchen's price tag. Cabinets typically account for the biggest chunk of the budget, but depending on what kind you choose, that chunk could be $5,000 or $50,000.
Factors Affecting Price
Construction quality; custom or stock; material type; door style; finish; interior storage accessories; hardware; trim and moldings; difficulty of installation.
Capacity; power source and output; finish; features; built-in or freestanding.
Material type and quality; thickness; difficulty of installation; edge treatment; backsplash material and design.
Material type and quality; difficulty of installation.
Sinks & Faucets
Material type; size and number of basins; finish; spout style; accessories.
If you walked into a $50,000 kitchen, you'd expect to see some materials and details that you wouldn't find in a $12,000 kitchen. So here's a general idea of what types of products your budget will buy.
$40,000- plus Budget
Freestanding with standard features
Freestanding with paneled fronts and standard features
Built-in with professional-style features
Wood, tile or solid surface
Stainless steel, stone or solid surface
Vinyl, laminate or linoleum
Stone or hardwood
Sinks & faucets
Stainless steel, self-rimming single- or double-bowl sink
Multiple undermount, enameled cast iron or stainless steel sinks
Multiple solid surface, integral sinks and potfiller faucet
Painted or vinyl walls and ceilings with simple or no moldings and trim
Wood-paneled or plastered walls and ceilings with some detail work in moldings and trim
Beamed or pressed-tin ceilings, stuccoed walls, extensive moldings and trim, hand-carved accents