How Much Did Your Kitchen Renovation Cost?

Reader Intelligence Request

Are you thinking about a kitchen renovation or remodel? If so, the biggest question looms large: How much will it cost? We are always curious about kitchen remodel choices and their costs, so we thought we would throw it out to those of our readers who have lived through a kitchen renovation. How much did your kitchen renovation cost, and where did you spend it?

According to Today, the average cost for a kitchen remodel is $15,000 to $20,000 — without the appliances. We've read elsewhere that the average kitchen renovation costs $45,000.

Of course, costs are often controlled by things like region and city area; a New York City kitchen renovation is probably going to cost far more than one of comparable size in Kansas City. Costs can be driven by location, size of the kitchen, and the quality of appliances. You can opt for less expensive IKEA cabinets, or have them built by hand to be completely custom to your kitchen. You can also do demolition and much of the installation yourself, or contract everything out.

So, we're curious. Are you willing to share how much you spent on your kitchen remodel or renovation? What did you choose to spend on? Are you in an urban or suburban area? And are you happy with how you spent your renovation budget?

Related: Best Budget Kitchen Renovation Resources

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.