If you are considering a kitchen remodel, your vision likely falls within one of three main types of kitchen remodels. There are three general categories that fit with a kitchen remodel: cosmetic refresh, pull & replace, and a full custom kitchen remodel. Each of these represents a different scope of work, customization, and investment ranges.


Most cosmetic kitchen remodels cost around $20,000 – $60,000. Pull-and-replace kitchen remodels run between $50,000 – $100,000+. Full custom kitchen remodels cost around $100,000 – $200,000. Keep reading to see why these ranges vary depending on your specific kitchen scope.


Most cosmetic kitchen refreshes cost between $20,000 – $60,000 to complete. If you’re looking to purely change the aesthetics of your kitchen, this is the remodel for you. These minor remodels aren’t invasive, are less expensive, and have the highest ROI in terms of dollars spent. A kitchen facelift might include cabinet repainting, new hardware or fixtures, and updating countertops or floors.


Most pull-and-replace kitchens cost $50,000 – $100,000 or more to complete. The “pull and replace” kitchen remodel is a solid middle ground between cost and customization. Everything in the kitchen is removed and replaced with no layout changes. This means no major electrical, structural, or plumbing changes to the layout. It allows you to get brand-new cabinets, flooring, fixtures, and appliances, which is a good option if your existing kitchen layout is ideal for your needs.



Most custom kitchen remodels can start around $80,000 and quickly jump to around $100,000 – $200,000 or more to complete. If you’re ready to invest in your absolute dream kitchen and aren’t as concerned with the price tag, a full custom kitchen may be the best fit for you.

Figures for a custom kitchen renovation are deceiving at the onset, because it is important to understand that the totality of a “custom kitchen cost” is directly tied to the scope of a custom kitchen project. Here’s the key; this type of project often includes other areas that you may desire to tie in, since opportunities to touch other first floor spaces is ripest at this time.

Many full custom kitchen remodels bleed over into other areas of the first floor.  Flooring updates such as rework/refinishing of hard wood floors, or the addition of new flooring may be necessary and may run throughout the house.  It’s common to extend changes into the foyer including a new front door, along with updates to stairs/railings and millwork.  Kitchen projects can quickly turn into first floor renovations that may include other spaces such as family rooms, powder rooms, home offices, and laundry/drop zones. If you have a specific vision for your remodeled kitchen or maybe the whole floor, a custom remodeled kitchen may be the direction you need to go.

Learn what factors will likely drive up the cost of your kitchen remodel here.

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