Kitchen renovation: how much does it cost?

A kitchen renovation is a complex project with several variables: the size of the room, the number of components to renovate (counters, cabinets, shelves, kitchen island, sinks, floor, lights, electrical outlets, etc.), the types of desired materials for each component, the types of flooring and walls, as well as the current condition of your plumbing and electrical systems.

Kitchen renovation cost

Depending on your context, a kitchen renovation project can range from $20,000 to $40,000.

Quality Budget Mid-Grade High-End Luxury
Description Standard kitchen Standard kitchen with good material quality & higher durability Kitchen with premium quality materials, finer details and beautiful interior design Large kitchen with the best quality materials, custom cabinets, extensive lightning, finer details and interior design
Where to buy - IKEA
- Home depot
- IKEA
- Home depot
- Kwizine
- Broder
- Cuisimax
- Espace cuisine
- Cuisine Denis Couture
- Pure cuisine
- Espace cuisine
- Cuisimax
Materials $1k - $3k $3k - $8k $8k - $15k $15k - $35k+
Labor cost ~$8k ~$10k ~$15k ~$20k
Total $9k - $11k $13k - $18k $23k - $30k $35k - $55k+
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Kitchen renovation duration

A kitchen renovation can be completed over a period of 2 to 4 weeks.

Kitchen renovation step by step

A kitchen renovation project is usually performed in 8 steps:

  • Preparation of the work plan (1 day): moving all appliances (refrigerator, oven, dishwasher) and existing kitchen tools.
  • Demolition (~ 3 days): demolition of the various elements of your kitchen including the floor & walls (if applicable), and cleaning of all surfaces after demolition.
  • Plumbing and electricity (~ 4 days): adjustment of the plumbing and electrical systems according to the plans of your new kitchen.
  • Floors (1 day): if applicable, floor will be renovated with new tiles.
  • Walls and ceiling (2 days): preparing walls and ceiling (plug holes, smoothen and clean surfaces) and applying 2 to 3 layers of paint on the walls and ceiling.
  • Installation of the new kitchen items (~ 2 days): installing new countertops, cabinets, shelves, kitchen island and electrical fittings outlets, heating plates, oven & plumbing sink, dishwasher.
  • Finishes and cleaning (1 day): completing latest finishes (paints, joints) and cleaning of the entire space.
  • Delivery: final verification of the project with the client and the general contractor.

  • Before starting your kitchen renovation, consider re-arranging your home for example by buying portable electric plates, moving your refrigerator to the living room.
  • You can hire an interior designer specialized in kitchens or attend renovation fairs to guide you in your decision-making process.
  • For your walls, it is better to opt for painting for wet rooms like acrylic paint and for your ceilings the paint glycero.

Cost estimates

Depending on your context, a kitchen renovation project can range from $20,000 to $55,000

Min: $20,000
Max: $55,000
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