Determining a Budget Range

Planning a Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen remodeling will increase the design, function and resale value of a home. if you are like most homeowner’s you aren’t sure what your budget should be to get started. Let’s explore kitchen remodel costs and options for determining a budget range for your kitchen remodel.

The Kitchen: Heart of Your Home

Kitchen remodel with white cabinets in Milton Ma

The kitchen is often the focal point of a home, both in terms of functionality and design. When planning a kitchen remodel, consider your long-term goals.

  • Short-term goals (3-5 years): Focus on a minor renovation to update key areas like cabinets and countertops.
  • Long-term goals (7-10 years): Consider a more extensive remodel including new appliances and tile.

Kitchen Remodel Costs

To help you budget for your kitchen remodel, it’s helpful to understand the typical costs involved. The following estimates are based on Remodeling Magazine’s Cost Versus Value Report for the Boston area (January 2024). Please note that actual costs can vary based on specific choices and project scope.

Minor Kitchen Remodel

In a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen.


Kitchen with white cabinets
Kitchen Alteration in Hanover
  • Replace cabinet doors and drawers
  • Update appliances with energy-efficient models
  • Replace countertops and sink
  • Repaint trim, add wallpaper, and replace flooring
  • Budget: $28,000 – $35,000

Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel

In an approximately 150-square-foot kitchen.


  • Replace cabinets and flooring
  • Install solid surface countertops
  • No major structural changes or relocation of appliances
    Budget: $75,000-81,000

Major Kitchen Remodel

Update an outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen


  • New cabinets, including an island
  • Laminate countertops
  • New appliances, lighting, and flooring
  • Potential layout changes and structural modifications
  • Budget: $80,000-168,000

The Benefits of a Kitchen Remodel

A well-executed kitchen remodel can significantly enhance your home’s value, functionality, and overall enjoyment. It’s an investment that often pays off in both the short and long term.

Our family has a long history of helping families like yours transform their kitchen dreams into reality.

updated 7.23.24

Craig Guido

With 20 years of remodeling experience both in the field and working in collaboration with homeowners to develop remodeling projects designed to fit your lifestyle.