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What is the Most Expensive Part of Kitchen Remodeling?

Kitchens are the heart of the home. Family meals are shared around the kitchen table, after making a delicious meal.
You may decide that you need to remodel your kitchen. After looking up designs and photographs of your ideal kitchen, you are ready to jump into the process to make new memories in a new, improved kitchen.
Before you get started with the South Hills kitchen remodel, it is important to identify a budget. Consider the layout and the aesthetics you hope to see in your new kitchen to help inform the budget. Kitchen remodels, as a whole, tend to cost anywhere between $15,000 and $30,000. The cost does however depend on a variety of factors.

The Most Expensive Part of Kitchen Remodeling

The most expensive part of kitchen remodeling is your cabinets.  The short reason for this is that they take up most space in your kitchen. The expanded reasoning for cabinets to be the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel is that the labor, materials, and design complexity add up faster than you would think especially after contractor markup.

Appliances are mass-manufactured with any labor built into the cost, countertops have a relatively quick installation time, and fabrication is fast by comparison to cabinets if you are working with the latest tools. To people who have not done their research, the shiny new appliances or fancy high-end stone countertops might be their first guess, yet, the cabinets still continue to eat the biggest hole in your wallet.

Why Are Cabinets The Most Expensive Part of Kitchen Remodeling?

The manufacturing, materials, and labor cost of cabinets adds up. Wood is the most common material used to make cabinets. The cost of wood fluctuates in the market and depending on the type of wood you choose for your cabinets, the cost can be steep to begin with.

In addition to wood, you need the hardware to finish off your cabinets. Most hardware is designed specifically for a cabinet, so the cost is at a premium. Finishes and fancier hinges can also add to the price.

Mass Produced Cabinets

Cabinets can be customized or mass-produced. Buying a cabinet that is mass-produced will be more cost-effective, but you will end up with a lower quality product, and you may need to think creatively to make your kitchen work around the sizes and shapes of available standard cabinets. These are going to be made by larger companies with a larger markup, so much of the savings from using lower-quality materials will be gobbled up by the manufacturer.

Custom Cabinets

With custom cabinets, the cabinets are designed to meet the needs of your space. The uniqueness of these custom cabinets raises the cost.
For the kitchen remodeling in the South Hills to go smoothly, you should have a professional install your cabinets to ensure it is done correctly the first time. This adds in a labor cost. Having a professional saves time and money because they have the expertise and proper training for the installation.

How Can I reduce the Kitchen Cabinet Cost?

You may be asking if there are ways to reduce the cost of your kitchen remodel. The answer is yes!
The first thing you can do to reduce the cost is to choose affordable wood. Rather than go for something high-end like cherry, you can choose something more reasonably priced like pine. You can make pine look more expensive with a finish. You could even opt for a wood veneer.

Another way you can reduce the cost of your kitchen cabinets is to get your cabinets refaced instead of replacing them. This method involves getting new doors, drawer faces,  valences, toe kicks, and new hardware for your old cabinet boxes to make the stylized parts new. This saves the replacement costs. Even with refacing, it is smart to have a professional do the work, as costs can end up being higher due to user error resulting from inexperience.

Desirable Kitchens and Refacing offers refacing as a cheaper form of kitchen remodeling. South Hills homeowners and many people in Western Pennsylvania have expert work in their homes from Desirable Kitchen and Refacing. We are committed to your satisfaction during your kitchen remodeling.

Call Desirable Kitchen and Refacing at 412-515-0582 or fill out a form on our website. You deserve the kitchen of your dreams.

James Zoppetti