Knowing what something should cost before you commit to a purchase is just plain smart. Getting the right information, however, is a little more involved than simply checking a price tag. “How much does a kitchen remodel cost in Atlanta?” seems like it ought to be easy to answer. And while we’re happy to share averages for projects in the area, it’s important to remember that figuring out the price you’ll pay is a bit complicated.
A Remodel Is More Than Just a New Look
A true kitchen remodel isn’t just about changing the color schemes or brightness of your kitchen. It’s about making sure that your kitchen reflects and enhances your lifestyle. That begins with great design—before you even begin to consider cabinets, countertops, flooring, or appliances. Here’s a helpful article that explores how to work with a designer to get the results you really want.
Obviously, not everyone will have the same wants, needs, or requirements for creating a kitchen that matches their lifestyle. The price of your remodel will depend on the size of your kitchen, the scope (complexity) of your project, and on the materials and appliances you include. Still, it’s very helpful to have at least a ballpark idea of what you’re project could cost before you get too far into the project. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report and the 2020 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study for a variety of kitchen remodeling projects in the Atlanta area.
Cost for a Major Kitchen Renovation
If a minor kitchen remodel doesn’t give you the results you want, you may want to opt for a major kitchen remodel. Since all of these projects start with the same dimensions (200 square feet) and the same amount of cabinetry (30 linear feet), you’ll find that the difference is in the details. The biggest distinction between a major and upscale kitchen remodel is in the material choices.
In this project, you’re starting with new cabinetry that walks the line between custom and cookie cutter. You get an island, because everyone wants an island. Who wouldn’t? They add so much more storage and functionality to the space, not to mention extra room for larger appliances. Within this price range, you’re opting for laminate countertops instead of stone, and a stainless steel overmounted sink.
This kind of kitchen remodel averages $65,000-$75,000.
Cost for an Upscale Kitchen Remodel
If you’re looking for a little more luxury and impact, you might consider a major upscale kitchen remodel. In this project, you get to take advantage of the dramatic improvements to appliances that suit the home chef in every way. A built-in refrigerator no longer stands apart like a lonely stranger at your house party. The commercial-grade gas range or electric cooktop has the space and the power to manage even the largest home cooking or baking responsibilities.
You’re paying for the custom cabinetry, and it is so worth it. What a delight to get the perfect fit in trendy Shaker or European style. Sliding doors and soft-close drawers are just the icing on the cake. Stone countertops are a matter of course, unless you’d like to go for something unique like poured concrete with a custom glass inlay. Glass tile or stone slab backsplashes add a hint of color contrast, extending from countertop to ceiling. Wood-look tile gives you the durability and ease of maintenance with a sleek or rustic appearance.
The average cost for an upscale kitchen remodel of this kind runs $125,000-$150,000.
Making Sure You Get What You Want
Sometimes, comparing kitchen-remodeling projects is a bit like comparing apples and oranges. The best way to make sure that you get what you want and need is to meet with your remodeler and explain exactly what you want. In addition to providing design and construction services, Copper Sky can also help with the following:
- Copper Sky provides full architectural and structural engineering services in order to turn your vision into a reality.
- Copper Sky's designers help you with specific kitchen and bathroom layouts and help with selections on finishes (cabinetry, fixtures, lighting, tile, colors, etc).
- Copper Sky handles all permitting with the City and County for all projects.
- Copper Sky can provide consultation and implementation of energy efficient recommendations.
(The figures above are taken from the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report [www.costvsvalue.com] for the Atlanta, GA, area. © 2020 Hanley Wood Media Inc. You can download the complete data from the Remodeling 2020 Cost vs. Value Report free of charge at www.costvsvalue.com.)