The cost of a kitchen remodel can vary significantly, how you determine the price depends on multiple factors:

Size Of The Kitchen

The size of a kitchen is often determined by the room’s square footage, lineal footage of cabinets and countertops. 

Quality of Materials

The cost of materials can vary widely, depending on the quality and type of products used. For example, custom fabricated countertops, additional appliances such as a steam oven, from brands like Sub-Zero and Wolf, and other finishes will be more expensive than basic options. When high end materials are used, labor price goes up to handle, typically because of additional installation requirements and tools.


The scope of a kitchen remodel can include various levels of changes, from just replacing fixtures and finishes, to changing the floor plan, including moving walls and utilities, to adding a new kitchen or moving the kitchen to a different part of the house.

Replacing fixtures and finishes is typically the most basic level of kitchen remodeling, which involves updating elements such as countertops, cabinets, flooring, and lighting to give the kitchen a new look and feel. This type of remodel typically does not involve any changes to the layout or structure of the kitchen.

Changing the floor plan, including moving walls and utilities, is a more extensive level of remodeling that may involve relocating the kitchen to a different part of the house or expanding its footprint. This type of remodel requires more extensive planning, including considerations for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.

Adding a new kitchen or moving the kitchen to a different part of the house involves creating a completely new kitchen space or relocating the existing one to a new area of the home. This type of remodel can be particularly challenging, as it requires careful planning to ensure that the new kitchen space is functional, efficient, and meets the needs of the homeowner.


Are you only looking for the physical construction portion of your remodel? Do you need professional design or architecture services?

To give you an idea of what to expect for your kitchen renovation in Northern California, let’s take a look at starting costs for a standard project with no layout changes. These prices are removing and replacing everything in a standard sized kitchen (10’x12′):

  1. Budget kitchen: starting at $32,000
  2. Mid-grade kitchen: starting at $44,000
  3. High-end full kitchen: starting at $68,000 (high-end is typically only used in larger kitchens)