Your kitchen is a place where you spend a lot of time, so you want to make sure it is both functioning and comfortable for your everyday use. Maybe a pipe burst, you need to upgrade some appliances, or your kitchen just feels dated. Whatever it is, take a look at these popular kitchen projects and their associated costs to ensure that your kitchen is everything you want it to be.
Painting is a popular project to update any room in your home. It has the ability to completely transform a space and on a budget, too. Kitchen’s can appear dated by the colour of the paint on the wall or the old wallpaper initially installed. Repairing any flaking or chipping paint, and applying a fresh coat can give your kitchen a fresh new feeling.
If you are having trouble choosing a colour palette, consult a pro, or check out these Interior Paint Trends for 2020 to help you pick. The average cost of painting a kitchen is dependent on the size of the space, and can vary for each project. You can expect to spend an average of $2-$4 per square foot. To learn more about the overall cost of interior painting click here.
There are many benefits of installing a kitchen backsplash. For starters, all cooking in the home is done in the kitchen, producing a lot of different odours. Painted walls are prone to absorbing odours and hold on to them. Installing a backsplash can prevent this from happening as they do not hold onto odours like unfinished walls do. On top of this, a kitchen backsplash protects painted or wallpapered walls from various splatters as a result from preparing and cooking meals. The addition of a kitchen backsplash also adds an overall flair to the space, which makes the space more aesthetically pleasing, adding value to your home.
Plan to spend anywhere between $800-$1000 for the installation of your kitchen backsplash. This price can vary depending on the size of the space and the material selected.
Upgrading your appliances and fixtures in your kitchen is a great way to give the space a facelift. While it would be great to update all at once, it’s not always in the budget. Focusing on what needs to be replaced rather than what you want replaced is a great way to decide what to tackle first.
Upgrading broken or malfunctioning appliances such as your oven or even your microwave are smaller projects that can make your kitchen feel like new. The average cost to repair your oven, which includes the cooktop, can range between $130-$260. If this fix is going to be ongoing, it may be best to replace the unit. Units can range from $500-$4000+. Talk to a pro today to get a unit priced for installation.
More extensive projects, such as replacing your cabinets or countertops, involve more labour and in turn more money, but have the ability to transform your space. You can decide whether to replace or reface your kitchen cabinets. Refacing can save you costs, but is not always a viable option. Read up on the costs of different kitchen cabinet materials and contact a pro for a quote today.
There are a variety of kitchen countertop materials available to install. The price can range from $10-$190 per square foot. Read more about countertop materials and their associated costs here.
Kitchen islands offer a lot of benefits such as additional work space and storage for your kitchen. You can plan to spend an average of $3000-$5000 on a kitchen island. However, the price can be as low as $100 and as high as $10,000. Read more about the installation, costs, and kitchen island ideas to design yours today.
Consider tackling one, or all, of these projects in the future and contact a pro to get started. Keep in mind that completing even just one of these projects has the ability to transform the space – and on a budget too.