How Much Does It Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?​

Average range: $11,000 - $42,000
Low
$8,000
Average Cost
$30,000
High
$150,000
(200 sq.ft. kitchen remodel with minor layout changes, semi-custom cabinets, new appliances, and quartz countertops)

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Reviewed by Jill Seidner, interior designer. Written by Fixr.com.

Kitchens are the hub of every home. This is where families gather to cook, eat, entertain, and spend time together. They are also one of the most frequently updated rooms in the house. Your kitchen is more enjoyable to use when it looks good and functions well.

There are many ways to renovate a kitchen, and they can take several forms with varying costs, from small cosmetic updates to luxury full-scale remodels. Considering the average U.S. kitchen spans from 100 to 200 sq.ft., with oversized kitchens reaching 300 sq.ft. or more, size alone can have a big impact on your remodel’s cost.

The national average cost range to remodel a kitchen is $11,000 to $42,000, with most homeowners spending around $30,000 on a 200 sq.ft. kitchen with 30 linear feet of semi-custom cabinets, no structural changes, minor layout changes, new appliances, and a 30 sq.ft. quartz countertop. This project’s low cost is $8,000 for kitchen cabinet refacing, laminate countertops, and two new appliances in a 100 sq.ft. kitchen. The high cost is $150,000 for a 400 sq.ft. luxury custom kitchen remodel with a space increase, wall removal, custom cabinets, new appliances with matching cabinet covers, exotic stone countertops, new wood floors, and a large island addition.

Kitchen Remodeling Cost

Average Kitchen Remodel Price
National average cost$30,000
Average range$11,000-$42,000
Minimum cost$8,000
Maximum cost$150,000


Kitchen Remodeling Cost by Project Range

Low
$8,000
100 sq.ft. kitchen remodel with refaced cabinets, a laminate countertop, and two new appliances
Average Cost
$30,000
200 sq.ft. kitchen remodel with minor layout changes, semi-custom cabinets, new appliances, and quartz countertops
High
$150,000
400 sq.ft. luxury kitchen remodel with a space increase, wall removal, custom cabinets, new appliances with covers, exotic stone countertop, new wood flooring, and an island addition

Kitchen Remodel Costs by Type of Remodel

Kitchen remodels are not all equal. One homeowner may choose to update their surfaces and appliances but keep their cabinets and flooring. Another homeowner may keep everything where it is but replace all the components. You can also change the room’s layout or open up additional space. If the room’s size remains the same, you still have different price ranges. The more invasive, the higher the total costs are. The below costs are ranges based on kitchen sizes from 100 sq.ft. to 200 sq.ft. A smaller or larger kitchen can cost outside these ranges.


Cost of a Cosmetic, Partial/Mid-Range, Full, or Luxury Kitchen Remodel

Cost of a Cosmetic, Partial/Mid-Range, Full, or Luxury Kitchen Remodel


Remodel TypeAverage Remodeling Costs
Cosmetic Kitchen Remodel$7,000 - $10,000
Partial/Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel$11,000 - $25,000
Full Kitchen Renovation$26,000 - $50,000
Luxury Kitchen Remodel$50,000 - $150,000


Cosmetic Kitchen Remodel Cost

A cosmetic remodel project costs between $7,000 and $10,000. This project is for updating your kitchen’s surfaces to improve how it looks. It may include updating the countertops and appliances, painting the walls, and refacing or painting the cabinets. This project does not involve major tear-out, structural, or layout changes. If your kitchen is a decent size and in good condition but looks tired or dated, a cosmetic remodel can make it look new. Cosmetic remodels do better at the time of resale when it comes to ROI than invasive remodels.

Mid-Range Kitchen Remodel Cost

A partial or mid-range kitchen remodel goes further and averages $11,000 to $25,000, depending on the kitchen size and project scale. The kitchen’s structure and layout are not altered in a mid-range remodel. However, most things are replaced. This can include new cabinets, appliances, and flooring. Cabinets are usually stock but may be semi-custom, depending on the style. This is a good project if you enjoy your kitchen layout, but your cabinets and appliances are old and need to be replaced.

Full Kitchen Renovation Cost

The cost of a full kitchen renovation ranges from $26,000 to $50,000. This renovation removes everything in the kitchen down to the studs. This enables you to change the kitchen layout and structure. Full remodels can also address mold or leaking pipes that cannot be reached through partial or cosmetic remodels. It is common to add islands, change the layout for more cabinets, and improve the kitchen’s looks and function during this remodel. This renovation takes up to 12 weeks to complete because of how invasive it is.

Luxury Kitchen Remodel Cost

Expect to pay an average cost of $50,000 to $150,000 for a luxury kitchen remodel. This remodel starts by stripping everything down to the studs. It is common to add additional square footage in this remodel to enlarge the space. Adding large custom islands, custom cabinetry, and high-end appliances is common. This kitchen design caters to your needs and desires and requires 12 weeks or longer to complete because everything is custom-made.


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Average Kitchen Remodel Cost by Kitchen Size

Since most kitchen remodels are priced by the square foot, the kitchen size can give you a baseline for the costs. The larger the kitchen, the higher the costs. However, you can do a full-scale renovation on a smaller kitchen and a cosmetic update on a larger kitchen and have different costs.


Cost to Remodel an 8'x8', 8'x10', 9'x9', 10'x10', 10'x12', 10'x20', 12'x12', or 20'x20' Kitchen

Cost to Remodel an 8'x8', 8'x10', 9'x9', 10'x10', 10'x12', 10'x20', 12'x12', or 20'x20' Kitchen


Kitchen SizeAverage Costs (Labor Included)
8’ x 8’$6,400 - $16,000
8’ x 10’$8,000 - $20,000
9' x 9'$8,100 - $20,250
10' x 10'$10,000 - $25,000
10' x 12'$12,000 - $30,000
10' x 20'$20,000 - $50,000
12' x 12'$14,400 - $36,000
20' x 20'$40,000 - $100,000


8’ x 8’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of remodeling an 8’ x 8’ kitchen is between $6,400 and $16,000. 8’ x 8’ kitchens have 64 sq.ft. This is considered small to very small. The most common layout for this size is a galley. This means either one wall of cabinets or two parallel walls of cabinets. Layout options for this size are limited.

Small Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost to remodel a small kitchen ranges from $6,400 to $20,250. Small kitchens come in several sizes, from approximately 64 square feet to around 81 square feet or slightly larger. Small kitchens are usually more limited in layout. The galley kitchen is the most common way to lay out a small kitchen. This gives one or two runs of cabinets, depending on how the kitchen is situated. It can be difficult to fit in eating areas, islands, and other amenities in small kitchens like these.

8’ x 10’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of an 8’ x 10’ kitchen averages $8,000 to $20,000. A kitchen with these measurements has 80 sq.ft. This is also considered a small kitchen. Kitchens with this square footage are more likely galley-style. This means one long wall of cabinets or two parallel shorter runs. Layouts are limited for these kitchens.

9’ x 9’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a 9’ x 9’ kitchen remodel is $8,100 to $20,250. Kitchens with these dimensions have 81 sq.ft. This is still considered a small kitchen. Like kitchens of similar dimensions, the most common layout is the galley. At 81 sq.ft., it is common to have two parallel runs of cabinets. Some other layouts are possible but limited.

10’ x 10’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a 10’ x 10’ kitchen remodel ranges from $10,000 to $25,000. A kitchen with these dimensions is 100 sq.ft. This is considered a small-to-average kitchen. Kitchens can have a few layouts in this size. This includes the galley, but L-shaped kitchens and some U-shaped kitchens can work. You could make this an eat-in kitchen.

10’ x 12’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a 10’ x 12’ kitchen remodel averages $12,000 to $30,000. A kitchen with these dimensions is 120 sq.ft. This size kitchen falls into the average range. At this size, the kitchen has more options for layouts. L-kitchens and U-kitchens are more common. Galley is an option, sometimes with an island separating the kitchen from other spaces in an open floor plan.

10’ x 20’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a 10’ x 20’ kitchen remodel is between $20,000 and $50,000. A kitchen with these dimensions has 200 sq.ft. This is considered the upper end of average. Kitchens in this size range have multiple options for layouts. You can have L-layouts, U-layouts, islands, or peninsulas. They also have space for banquets, walk-in pantries, and other additions.

12’ x 12’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a 12’ x 12’ kitchen remodel ranges from $14,400 to $36,000. A kitchen with these dimensions has 144 sq.ft. A kitchen of this size falls into the average range. Kitchens with these dimensions have several layout options. This includes the L-kitchen, U-kitchen, and galleys with an island as a divider to another room. Kitchens at this size may also have an eat-in area.

20’ x 20’ Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a 20’ x 20’ kitchen remodel is between $40,000 and $100,000. A kitchen with these dimensions has 400 sq.ft. This is considered a very large or oversized kitchen. Kitchens at this size have unlimited options for layouts. It is common for these kitchens to have large islands, banquettes, or separate eating areas. Pantries, separate ovens and cooktops, and other amenities are also common.

Kitchen Remodel Cost per Square Foot

In general, remodeling a kitchen costs around $100 to $250 per square foot. Cosmetic remodels and some partial remodels cost closer to $75 a square foot. The total cost depends on numerous factors, including the cabinet quality and materials, new appliances, and flooring or countertop materials. This table shows examples of common kitchen sizes and average remodel costs for each.


Cost to Remodel a 70, 100, 120, 150, 200, or 220 Sq.Ft. Kitchen

Cost to Remodel a 70, 100, 120, 150, 200, or 220 Sq.Ft. Kitchen


Square Footage of the KitchenAverage Costs (Labor Included)
70 sq.ft.$7,000 - $17,500
100 sq.ft.$10,000 - $25,000
120 sq.ft.$12,000 - $30,000
150 sq.ft.$15,000 - $37,500
200 sq.ft.$20,000 - $50,000
220 sq.ft.$22,000 - $55,000


Kitchen Remodel Cost by Layout

Kitchens can be laid out in many ways. In some cases, the layout is dictated by the space size. The smaller the kitchen, the fewer choices you have for layouts, while larger kitchens have many choices.

Regardless of which layout you choose, keep in mind how the kitchen will function. Your sink, refrigerator, and stove should be fairly close. This is the working triangle, where the three appliances make a triangle when positioned correctly.

You also must keep building codes in mind when planning the layout. Stoves need landing areas of 12 inches on one side and 15 inches on the other at a minimum, while refrigerators need at least 12 inches. Dishwashers are usually installed beside the sink to give the sink adequate counter landing space above the dishwasher. If you place an island in your kitchen, there needs to be at least 42 inches between the edge and other cabinets or walls. These factors must be included in your design to ensure your kitchen functions and meets code.


Kitchen Remodeling Cost by Layout: Galley, L-Shape, Peninsula, Horseshoe/U-Sahpe, and Island

Kitchen Remodeling Cost by Layout: Galley, L-Shape, Peninsula, Horseshoe/U-Sahpe, and Island


LayoutAverage Renovation Costs (Labor Included)
Galley$5,000 - $25,000
L-Shape$10,000 - $50,000
Peninsula$10,000 - $75,000
Horseshoe/U-Shape$17,500 - $75,000
Island$20,000 - $100,000


Galley Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a galley kitchen remodel is between $5,000 and $25,000. Galley kitchens are usually between 7 and 12-feet long. This can be a one-wall kitchen remodel or a two-wall. If you have two walls, meaning two walls of cabinets running parallel, there must be a minimum of 3 feet between the two walls. Galley kitchens can sometimes be used in open layouts with a half wall separating the kitchen from other rooms. This is a common kitchen for older homes, small homes, condos, and apartments.

L-Shaped Kitchen Remodel

The average cost of an L-shaped kitchen remodel is between $10,000 and $50,000. L-shaped kitchen remodels are usually at least 100 sq.ft. They can be much larger, however. Two adjacent rows of cabinets form an L in this kitchen. The other areas can be open, including seating areas or banquettes or a simple wall. L-shaped kitchens, which are open on most sides, can also include a peninsula in the design. Very large L-shaped kitchens may include an island in the design, but it is uncommon.

Kitchen Remodel with a Peninsula

The cost of a kitchen remodel with a peninsula 1 ranges from $10,000 to $75,000. Peninsulas are a stretch of lower cabinets without uppers. They extend off a wall of cabinets at 90º. They can be included in L or U-shaped kitchens, with the peninsula making up one of the short ends of cabinet runs. Peninsulas can be used in kitchen/dining room combinations to separate the spaces. They can also be a good way of adding extra cabinets in open floor plans.

Horseshoe Kitchen Remodel

The cost of a U-shaped or horseshoe kitchen remodel averages $17,500 to $75,000. This kitchen contains three adjacent runs of cabinets. The three runs can be on three walls, or one or more runs may be only the lower cabinets without uppers. Peninsula-style cabinets can be used in open floor plans to define the kitchen. The U-shape kitchen is typically installed in kitchens with at least 175 sq.ft. or larger. You can also add a kitchen island.

Kitchen Remodel with an Island

The cost of a kitchen remodel with an island 2 is between $20,000 and $100,000. Many kitchen styles have an island added. A kitchen with an island is one of the most popular layouts. Having an island gives you a landing area for refrigerators and a place to move a sink or cooktop. In long kitchens, you can bring your working triangle into better alignment. Islands can also be used for seating, extra cabinet storage, or a baking work surface.


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Kitchen Remodel Cost Breakdown

A kitchen remodel can involve many areas, materials, installers, and other professionals. Each kitchen has different needs, depending on its condition and your needs. Partial and full remodels have different costs because one may change the layout while the other updates the contents. The following cost breakdown shows you the approximate percentage your total goes toward each area to understand your project breakdown and the costs for the various components based on the average 200 sq.ft. kitchen undergoing a full remodel. Cosmetic and luxury remodels can have different costs.

There is a category included in most renovation budgets labeled “other.” While it only makes up 1% of the budget, it is important to keep this category in your total. This can be for small and unforeseen expenses, such as patching small holes in walls, changing outdoor hardware to match the new finishes, a food budget for when your kitchen is inaccessible, or other small things. This is not the same as a contingency fee but more of a catch-all for minor things.


Kitchen Remodel Cost Breakdown: Design Fees, Plumbing, Doors and Windows, Lighting, Walls and Ceiling, Flooring, Countertops...

Kitchen Remodel Cost Breakdown: Design Fees, Plumbing, Doors and Windows, Lighting, Walls and Ceiling, Flooring, Countertops...


AreaPercent of Total BudgetAverage Costs (Labor Included)
Other1%$300 - $420
Design Fees4%$1,200 - $1,680
Plumbing (Material)4%$1,200 - $1,680
Doors and Windows4%$1,200 - $1,680
Lighting (Material)5%$1,500 - $2,100
Walls and Ceilings5%$1,500 - $2,100
Flooring7%$2,100 - $2,940
Countertops10%$3,000 - $4,200
Appliances and Ventilation14%$4,200 - $5,880
Installation and Labor17%$5,100 - $7,140
Cabinetry and Hardware29%$8,700 - $11,760


Kitchen Makeover Design Costs

While you do not need a kitchen designer to oversee the project, many people pay for designs and 3D renderings 3. This averages 4% of your total budget, or around $1,200 to $1,680.

You can hire a kitchen designer or interior designer to assist with the project. Expect costs in addition to your total kitchen renovation budget. Most designers charge an additional 10% to 17% of your total budget. If you have a budget of $35,000, you pay an additional $3,500 to $5,950 for design services.

Plumbing Cost for a Kitchen Remodel

Plumbing costs for kitchen remodels fall into multiple categories. Plumbers charge between $45 and $200 an hour. The cost of the plumber, your sink, faucet, material, and related appliances for the kitchen cost between $4,000 and $8,000. Your costs can be under $1,000 for partial remodels, including materials and labor. These figures are difficult to understand because they are often not charged like this. Instead, appliances, the faucet, sink, and materials are usually broken out separately from the labor, which is included in the 17% of your total costs.

Kitchen Sink Remodel Cost

The sink is a very important part of your design. Sinks come in several shapes and sizes and may have a single bowl, double bowl, or another configuration. The size is dictated by your cabinet base. Inside your sink base cabinet is a set of stiles, and your sink must fit between those. Subtract an inch from the measurement from stile to stile for drop-in sinks to get the widest sink. For undermount sinks, subtract 3 inches from the measurement to find the largest sink you can fit.

Kitchen Sink Remodel Cost by Type

While sinks come in many configurations and shapes, most can be broken down into two categories - single and double. Both have pros and cons and come in several sizes. They also have varying costs.


Cost to Remodel a Single, or Double Kitchen Sink

Cost to Remodel a Single, or Double Kitchen Sink


Type of SinkAverage Costs (Installed)
Single Sink$375 - $500
Double Sink$475 - $675


Kitchen Sink Remodel Cost by Material

Many materials work for your sink. In some cases, it may be dictated by the countertop material - a solid surface countertop usually has a solid surface integral sink. However, you can make sinks with other materials, including stainless steel, cast iron, granite, copper, quartz, or fireclay. Stainless steel is the most common because it is easy to care for and matches appliances. Granite and quartz are sometimes used to bring color or interest to the sink area, along with composite sinks, which are usually made of granite or quartz with other minerals. Cast iron is often used because it is durable and has a porcelain coating, giving it a different appearance. Acrylic is often used as a low-cost, lightweight option. Fireclay is a good option if you want a farmhouse sink, while copper can make a statement regardless of the sink size or shape.

Each sink is installed at the same time as your countertop. They are usually connected to the plumbing about 24 hours later.


Cost to Remodel a Kitchen Sink by Material: Acrylic, Solid Surface, Stainless Steel, Composite, Cast Iron, Granite, Quartz...

Cost to Remodel a Kitchen Sink by Material: Acrylic, Solid Surface, Stainless Steel, Composite, Cast Iron, Granite, Quartz...


Sink MaterialAverage Costs (Installed)
Acrylic$250 - $400
Solid Surface$300 - $500
Stainless Steel$375 - $575
Composite$400 - $700
Cast Iron$400 - $700
Granite$400 - $700
Quartz$400 - $700
Fireclay$600 - $1,200
Copper$800 - $2,000


Kitchen Faucet Replacement Cost

Kitchen faucets come in many styles, materials, and finishes, but you need the right faucet for your sink. Faucets generally fall into two main categories - two-handle and single-handle. Some sinks have the faucet holes precut, so ensure you choose the right faucet.


Cost to Replace a Monoblock, Single-Handle, Side-Spray, Pull-Down, Widespread, or Wall-Mounted Kitchen Faucet

Cost to Replace a Monoblock, Single-Handle, Side-Spray, Pull-Down, Widespread, or Wall-Mounted Kitchen Faucet


Faucet TypeAverage Costs (Installed)
Monoblock$150 - $250
Single-Handle$150 - $250
Side-Spray$150 - $350
Pull-Down$250 - $550
Widespread$300 - $1,050
Wall-Mounted$300 - $1,050


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Electrician Cost for a Kitchen Remodel

Electricians charge between $40 and $120 an hour, depending on their experience level. The amount of work they do depends on many factors. In most cases, the majority of the work is in full-scale remodels. This means remodels where everything is updated, and things are taken down to the studs. It is easier to move and rewire appliances and install new lighting and outlets when the room is open. You may find electrician costs vary from $300 to $900 for average kitchens. Luxury remodels have higher costs because of the additional appliances.

Kitchen Lighting Remodel Cost

Every home and kitchen has three lighting concepts - ambient, task, and accent lighting. Ambient lighting produces general atmosphere lighting, task lighting is brighter and focused on a workspace, and accent lighting highlights objects or architectural features.

In a kitchen, achieving these lighting elements comes in several forms. It is important to remember not every kitchen needs each light type. Many kitchens may already have some lighting, which can reduce the costs for a remodel versus a new addition or new home build.


Cost to Remodel Wall, Pendant, Under Cabinet, Toe Kick, or Recessed Kitchen Lighting

Cost to Remodel Wall, Pendant, Under Cabinet, Toe Kick, or Recessed Kitchen Lighting


Type of LightingAverage Costs (Installed)
Wall Lights$100 - $450
Pendant Lighting$150 - $450
Under Cabinet Lights$400 - $500
Toe Kick Lighting$400 - $500
Recessed Lighting$800 - $2,000


Kitchen Wall Lights

The cost of kitchen wall lights ranges from $100 to $450 each. Wall lights are often accent lights and highlight your home’s architecture. They are not as common as other lighting styles in the kitchen. You may install them near doorways and entrances, above sinks, or to highlight specific features. For example, if you have wall art in the kitchen, you may want to install wall lighting to highlight it. Bar lighting and sconces can be used as kitchen wall lights.

Cost to Install Pendant Lighting in a Kitchen

The cost of installing a pendant light in the kitchen is between $150 and $450. Pendant lights can be used as accent, ambient, or task lighting, depending on the position. Pendants can be used on high ceilings for ambient light. They can be installed above islands, peninsulas, or tables to act as task lighting. They can also be unique focal points within the room and create an accent themselves. Pendant lights come in many styles, shapes, and forms suitable for kitchens.

Cost to Install Under Cabinet Lighting

The cost to install under cabinet lighting ranges from $400 to $500. Under-cabinet lighting is installed below your upper cabinets. The lights are usually concealed beneath the cabinets until turned on. They illuminate the countertop area and provide good task lighting. The above is the cost of the lights hardwired and installed. You can run a strip of LED lighting or install individual tap-on light pucks for considerably less money - about $100 or less.

Kitchen Toe Kick Lighting

The cost to install toe kick lighting in the kitchen is between $400 and $500. The recessed area under cabinets is referred to as the “toe kick.” Lighting in this area can be a great safety feature for avoiding run-ins at night. Toe kick lights provide soft accent lighting to your new cabinets and flooring. Toe kick lighting fixtures are generally the same as under cabinet lighting fixtures. You can also install color-changing toe kick lights. These are a fun addition for homeowners who entertain often.

Cost to Install Recessed Lighting in a Kitchen

The cost of installing recessed lighting 4 averages $800 and $2,000, including materials and labor. Recessed lighting provides ambient lighting illuminating the kitchen. Recessed lighting comes in many types and forms. Your total costs are determined by the installation difficulty, light types, and style. Recessed lights are subtle or prominent and can be a great addition to many contemporary homes. They are also a good choice for smaller, darker kitchens that need additional lighting.

Cost to Replace a Kitchen Backsplash

The national average cost for a new backsplash is $900 to $2,500. Backsplashes fall into the category of walls and ceilings, making up roughly 5% of your total costs. A backsplash is one of the most fun and useful elements of a kitchen. It is an opportunity to create a decorative area as an accent point behind the stovetop and counter. It is also a way to save your walls from stains due to splashes from food preparation. Backsplashes are also easier to update when you do not want to spend money on a full remodel.

There are many material choices for backsplashes, some of which are easier to clean and lower maintenance than others. Porcelain, ceramic, glass, quartz, and stainless steel are great options for easy-to-maintain backsplashes. Natural stone and painted surfaces are harder to maintain long term.

If choosing wallpaper, it should be taken into account that wallpaper for use on a backsplash is made of thicker material than regular wallpaper. This thicker material can be wiped down, which makes it easier to clean. Wallpaper meant for other parts of the home should not be used on backsplashes because it could be easily damaged.


Cost to Replace a Kitchen Backsplash by Material: Wallpaper, Chalkboard Paint, Beadboard Panels, Porcelain Tile, Ceramic Tile, Marble, Quartz, Glass...

Cost to Replace a Kitchen Backsplash by Material: Wallpaper, Chalkboard Paint, Beadboard Panels, Porcelain Tile, Ceramic Tile, Marble, Quartz, Glass...


Backsplash MaterialAverage Costs (Installed)
Wallpaper$111 - $246
Chalkboard Paint$120 - $300
Beadboard Panels$300 - $600
Mirrors$540 - $700
Porcelain Tile$600 - $1,200
Ceramic Tile$600 - $1,200
Travertine$600 - $2,000
Marble$600 - $2,000
Granite$600 - $6,600
Quartz$600 - $6,600
Glass$900 - $1,200
Stainless Steel$900 - $1,500
Aluminum$900 - $1,500
Ceiling Tiles$1,200 - $1,800


Cost to Paint a Kitchen

The average cost to paint a kitchen is between $600 and $1,320. Painting generally falls into the part of your budget for walls and ceilings. Most kitchen remodels do not add new walls, so the bulk of this budget goes toward the finish work rather than drywall 5. Luxury kitchen remodels that are expanding space or kitchen additions may have a larger budget for the ceiling and walls, of which paint would make up a small part.

Painting your kitchen involves at least two coats of paint and can take place at multiple points in the remodel, depending on scheduling.


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Kitchen Floor Remodel Cost

Flooring is an understated component, but it is a big decision. There is a lot of foot traffic in a kitchen, so the floor must be durable and long-lasting. You may want to run the same material from your kitchen into the rest of your home or separate the two areas from one another, with a threshold dividing them. Flooring should make up roughly 7% of your budget for a total kitchen renovation, but the flooring you choose could have a different set of costs. The costs below are for a kitchen with roughly 200 sq.ft. of flooring.


Cost to Remodel a Vinyl, Tile, Cork, Natural Stone, or Hardwood Kitchen Flooring

Cost to Remodel a Vinyl, Tile, Cork, Natural Stone, or Hardwood Kitchen Flooring


Kitchen FloorAverage Costs (Installed)
Vinyl$600 - $2,000
Tile$1,000 - $5,000
Cork$1,800 - $3,000
Natural Stone$2,400 - $46,000
Hardwood$2,800 - $6,400


Kitchen Vinyl Flooring Cost

The cost of vinyl 6 flooring is between $600 and $2,000. Vinyl flooring comes in several types, from glue-down tiles and sheets to luxury plank vinyl flooring that floats. Vinyl is a good choice for busy households because it is easy to clean and care for. It is not affected by moisture like some floors and does not stain. Glue-down vinyl becomes stronger with time, which makes it hard to remove. Floating plank floors are good if you do not want to commit to the flooring.

Cost to Tile a Kitchen Floor

The cost of a tile floor ranges from $1,000 to $5,000. Many tiles are suitable for a kitchen floor. These include ceramic, porcelain, and stone tiles. Ceramic and porcelain are the lowest in maintenance. Both can be washed with anything and do not require sealing. If you choose stone tiles, you need to seal and care for them properly to prevent issues. Tile floors have grout 7, which can stain and discolor.

Kitchen Cork Flooring

The cost of a cork floor averages $1,800 and $3,000. Cork is an eco-friendly flooring option that performs well in kitchens. The material is harvested from the bark of the cork tree rather than from the tree, so it can be considered a sustainable material. Cork is naturally water-resistant but not completely waterproof, so some care must be taken in the kitchen to avoid moisture issues and stains. The material comes in a wide range of colors, patterns, and colors. It feels soft and springy underfoot, which makes it a popular choice for busy homeowners.

Kitchen Stone Flooring

The cost of stone flooring ranges from $2,400 to $46,000 for the kitchen, depending on the stone you choose. Many stones can be used in the kitchen, from low-cost slate 8 to high-end luxury marble and granite. Each has costs and attributes to consider. Most stone requires some maintenance, but some require a lot. This can include regular sealing and cleaning with a pH-neutral cleaner. Avoid high heels and use furniture protectors to avoid stun marks for white stone floors.

Kitchen Hardwood Flooring

The cost of hardwood flooring is $2,800 to $6,400. Hardwood floors make a great choice for many homes. There are several wood species to choose from. Each has varying costs, color, grain, and durability levels. In general, domestic hardwoods are less expensive than exotic hardwoods 9. This is a good choice for the kitchen if you already have wood in the home. By continuing it into the kitchen, you can create a cohesive look for the interiors.

Kitchen Counter Replacement Cost

Your countertop is one of the most important parts of the kitchen. Countertops make up roughly 10% of your total budget, with an average cost range of $3,000 to $4,200. This surface is prominently displayed in the kitchen, so it must work with the rest of your design and set the kitchen’s tone. It is also going to be in daily use, so it must be highly functional and durable.

Quartz and quartzite are two of the most popular materials for kitchens, with many people preferring granite. Natural stones, quartz, and concrete are heat-resistant, and quartz, soapstone, and metal countertops like steel are stain-resistant. Quartz, porcelain, and recycled glass are the lowest in maintenance, with soapstone and quartzite being the lowest for natural stone.

All countertops are generally sold and installed by the square foot. If you choose to have a custom edge or want multiple sink cutouts or an integral backsplash, your costs are higher.


Cost per Sq.Ft. to Replace Kitchen Countertops by Material: Laminate, Butcher Block, Quartz, Concrete, Soapstone, Granite, Marble…

Cost per Sq.Ft. to Replace Kitchen Countertops by Material: Laminate, Butcher Block, Quartz, Concrete, Soapstone, Granite, Marble…


MaterialAverage Cost per Sq.Ft. (Installed)
Laminate$20 - $60
Butcher Block$30 - $280
Quartz$40 - $100
Slate$50 - $200
Stainless Steel$50 - $250
Porcelain$55 - $120
Concrete$55 - $175
Soapstone$70 - $120
Solid Surface$70 - $130
Granite$70 - $230
Marble$70 - $230
Quartzite$80 - $210
Recycled Glass$100 - $250
Copper$100 - $300
Zinc$120 - $200


Cost of Countertop Resurfacing

If you are not replacing your countertops, you can refinish them. This is a good choice for cosmetic kitchen remodels, where the surfaces remain where they are. Refinishing has an average cost of around $300 to $500 and can be done on multiple materials, including laminate, quartz, and solid surface.

New Kitchen Appliances Cost

Appliances are some of the final pieces installed in the kitchen. Some appliances are necessary, while others are nice to have. Most require professional installation, but the homeowner can plug in a few. Not every kitchen needs all appliances - some can take the place of others. For example, you may use a separate cooktop and oven or use a range containing both. The room’s layout and how you use the space dictates the appliances you select.


New Kitchen Appliances Cost by Type: Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven, Range, Refrigerator...

New Kitchen Appliances Cost by Type: Garbage Disposal, Microwave, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven, Range, Refrigerator...


Appliance TypeNecessityAverage Costs (Installed)
Coffee MachineOptional$50 - $200
Freezer (Separate from Refrigerator)Optional$150 - $500
Garbage DisposalOptional$250 - $400
MicrowaveOptional$290 - $870
CooktopOptional (unless not using a range)$500 - $1,000
DishwasherOptional$700 - $1,970
OvenOptional (unless not using a range)$750 - $2,700
RangeNecessary$800 - $2,000
RefrigeratorNecessary$1,000 - $3,000


Kitchen Cabinet Remodel Cost

Your kitchen cabinets are one of the biggest and most important parts of the kitchen design and are usually one of the first things chosen in a remodel. They make up 29% of the costs. Kitchen cabinets have an average cost of $8,700 to $11,760, depending on the type and material. Cabinets come in many styles, colors, and sizes. They can be stock, semi-custom, or fully custom, with the latter being the most expensive and having the longest lead time.

Kitchen Cabinet Remodel Cost by Type

You need several types - base cabinets installed on the floor, wall cabinets, which hang roughly 18 inches above the counter, corner cabinets for L and U-shaped kitchens, and specialty cabinets like pantries or utility cabinets. Each has varying costs.


Cost per Linear Foot to Remodel Wall, Base, Corner, or Specialty/Utility Kitchen Cabinets

Cost per Linear Foot to Remodel Wall, Base, Corner, or Specialty/Utility Kitchen Cabinets


Cabinet TypeAverage Costs per Linear Foot (Installed)
Wall Cabinets$100 - $300
Base Cabinets$100 - $500
Corner Cabinets$180 - $1,000
Specialty/Utility Cabinets$500 - $3,000


Kitchen Cabinet Remodel Cost by Material

Kitchen cabinets can be made of many materials. Some can be constructed of one material for the box and another for the doors. Others may be made of the same material throughout. The material can be a big part of your cost.


Cost to Remodel Plywood, MDF, Wood Veneer, and Particle Board, Hardwood, Steel, or Acrylic Kitchen Cabinets

Cost to Remodel Plywood, MDF, Wood Veneer, and Particle Board, Hardwood, Steel, or Acrylic Kitchen Cabinets


Cabinet MaterialAverage Costs (Installed)
Plywood, MDF, Wood Veneer, and Particle Board$100 - $300/linear foot
Hardwood$150 - $600/linear foot
Steel$1,000 - $1,500/linear foot
Acrylic$5,000 - $20,000/cabinet


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Kitchen Remodel Labor Costs

Many professionals are needed for a kitchen remodel, including designers, cabinet and countertop installers, plumbers, and electricians. The labor cost makes up an average of 17% of your budget. This means labor has an average cost range of $5,100 to $7,140, depending on the kitchen remodel type and size. 17% is an only estimate, however. If you have a larger-than-average tear out, need custom installation of certain items, or require a major plumbing or electrical overhaul, this percentage could rise.

Kitchen remodeling gets complicated quickly, and there probably is not one person who can do it all. Several people are involved in the process, although exactly who you hire and how much work they do depends on multiple things, including the project scope.

Architect

It is rare for kitchen remodels to require an architect. Only kitchen additions or specific luxury remodels requiring structural changes to the layout require an architect. If you need to hire one for this job, it costs between $150 and $400 an hour.

Kitchen Designer

Kitchen designers can help you plan the space or oversee the entire project, depending on what you hire them for. Most designers charge an additional 10% to 17% of your total budget. If you have a budget of $35,000, you pay an additional $3,500 to $5,950 for design services. However, your costs could be much less if you only use the designer for the initial planning. Expect to pay a minimum of $250 for a one-time consultation and planning fee. Some designers may even offer flat rates so that some design help can also be affordable for budget-driven projects. Each designer will include different tasks, so it is important to understand what is and isn’t included before hiring them.

General Contractor

Instead of hiring a designer to oversee the project, you could go with a general contractor who has experience in remodeling kitchens. Contractors oversee the entire project, and they often work closely with a team of electricians, plumbers, and carpenters. Contractors often charge as a percentage of the total cost, similar to a kitchen designer. Think of your contractor as your remodeling manager. Contractors often charge 10% to 20% of the total project cost, which is in addition to your total budget.

Plumber

Plumbers can be needed for a small portion of the remodel or a very large part, depending on the kitchen condition and project scope. If you are only updating your sink and faucet, your costs are lower than moving the sink, adding a dishwasher, or replumbing the entire room. Plumbers charge between $45 and $200 an hour, plus the cost of materials.

Electrician

Much like plumbing work, you may need an electrician just for the final finishing, installing new fixtures, or more extensive work. Electricians can rewire your entire kitchen, hardwire in appliances, install a new lighting type, or all of these. The cost is determined by what you need to have done in the room. Electricians charge between $40 and $120 an hour, plus the cost of materials.

Carpenter

When making new cabinets, particularly custom cabinets, you work closely with a carpenter. Carpenters charge around $70 an hour for labor. They are not always required for kitchen remodeling work. If you choose stock cabinets, your general contractor likely has a team ready to install them. If you want anything built-in like a banquette, a carpenter can do the job.

Kitchen Tear Out

The tear out is the first step of your remodel, and its costs are included in the 17% labor cost. Tear out is not a large part of the remodeling cost. The average $35,000 kitchen has tear out costs of around $500 to $750. Tear outs are necessary for full remodels and some parts of a partial renovation. Therefore, you do not necessarily have these costs in a cosmetic update or some partial updates where only cabinets are replaced. Tear outs usually refer to taking out everything down to the studs.

Kitchen Island Pricing

The cost of a kitchen island averages $3,000 to $7,000. Island 2 kitchens are one of the most popular layouts for all home types and styles. The island can give you an additional landing area, workspace, or table space. They come in all shapes and sizes and can provide more storage. Islands need to be sized to fit, and not all kitchens have the room for them. However, islands can dramatically improve the room’s looks and function if you have space.

Kitchen Renovation Price by Type of Housing

The overall cost does not change much based on the home type you have. You can install luxury kitchens in condos or complete a cosmetic update in a single-family home. The kitchen size drives the cost the most. Below are the average costs of kitchen remodels for different housing types, based on the average kitchen size. If you have a kitchen that is larger or smaller than the average size, your costs could be different.


Cost to Remodel a Condo, Apartment, Townhouse, Mobile-Home, or Single-Family Home Kitchen

Cost to Remodel a Condo, Apartment, Townhouse, Mobile-Home, or Single-Family Home Kitchen


Housing TypeKitchen Renovation Costs (Labor Included)
Condo$7,000 - $17,500
Apartment$7,000 - $17,500
Townhouse$7,000 - $17,500
Mobile Home$7,000 - $17,500
Single-Family Home$11,000 - $42,000


Condo Kitchen Remodel Cost

The average cost to remodel a condo kitchen averages $7,000 and $17,500. Most condos have a kitchen that averages 70 sq.ft., but you can have condos with smaller kitchens. You can also have a luxury condo with a much larger kitchen. Costs for either of these scenarios are different. Condos are single-owner units that are usually owner-occupied. If you make changes to the kitchen that affect the building, you often need to get permission from the condo association. This may change who you are allowed to hire or what work you can complete.

Apartment Kitchen Renovation Cost

The average cost to remodel an apartment kitchen is between $7,000 and $17,500 for a single apartment. Most apartment complexes have multiple units. In these cases, you can often get discounts on materials and labor for undertaking multiple kitchen remodels. When doing a single apartment at a time, your costs can be higher on a per-unit basis. The average apartment kitchen is around 70 sq.ft. However, studio apartments may have much smaller kitchens, while oversized loft apartments could have larger kitchens. The costs are different in each scenario.

Townhouse Kitchen Remodel Cost

The cost of a townhouse kitchen remodel ranges from $7,000 to $17,500. Townhouse kitchens are usually around 70 sq.ft. However, some townhouses have larger or smaller kitchens. In these cases, costs could be different. Townhouses may be governed like condominiums with an association. They can sometimes also be owned in blocks by a single person. If you update more than one kitchen simultaneously, your costs could be lower. Your costs could also differ because you may be prevented from making specific changes if you are subject to bylaws.

Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel

The cost of a mobile home kitchen remodel is between $7,000 and $17,500. Mobile homes typically have kitchens around 70 sq.ft. However, mobile homes come in many sizes. You could find one with a smaller galley kitchen. You could also find a double-wide with room for a much larger kitchen. Your costs could be different in either case. Mobile homes are often treated like single-family homes in remodels. Your costs or the way the project is carried out is not dramatically different from larger, stationary homes.

Single-Family Home Kitchen Remodel

The average cost range of a single-family home kitchen remodel averages $11,000 to $42,000. Single-family homes have a much wider range of sizes for kitchens, resulting in a large cost range. There is also less variation in how the project proceeds because these homes are usually owner-occupied and owned singly. While condos and apartments can have kitchens done in bulk, these projects are treated singularly with the occupant making the choices. This leads to greater personalization but also a wider range of choices and costs.

Cost to Open Up a Kitchen

If your kitchen is smaller than you want, you may have the option of removing some walls to take space from other areas. You can do this by turning your kitchen and adjacent rooms into an open floor plan or by simply taking the space from another room and putting up new walls. The average costs of wall removal - to open up the kitchen - are between $1,200 and $5,000. This is in addition to the overall cost per square foot to remodel the kitchen of between $100 and $250 a square foot. Increasing your kitchen size to 200 sq.ft. would have a total cost range of $21,200 to $55,000 on average.


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How to Budget a Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels can be costly, which makes budgeting a difficult prospect. There are several ways you can budget for this expense. The first is to look at the project breakdown, which provides a general idea of how much of your budget you will need to reserve for each design component.

Next, you want to meet with a designer or contractor to get a sense of the project scope. Kitchen remodels have a very broad cost range from $11,000 to $42,000. This depends on the project scope and kitchen size. A cosmetic update costs considerably less than a full-scale remodel, so you need to understand how involved your project will be.

However, the cost of the remodel is not necessarily the cost of the entire project. For example, if you hire an architect, kitchen designer, interior designer, or general contractor, their fee will be a percentage of the total, which is paid in addition to the other costs. So, your total budget needs to include this cost as well.

You also need to add in a contingency fund. This is often required if you get a loan for the remodel. It is about 20% of the remodel cost and is in addition to the rest of your budget. This fund is to help with unforeseen costs, such as mold, asbestos 10, water damage, or even the costs of having to eat out while your kitchen is not accessible.

By planning for these additional fees from the start, you can be sure to have enough money to complete the project comfortably, rather than needing to cut corners midway through.

Kitchen Design Ideas

One of the first factors to consider when planning your remodel is what style or design concept you are looking for. There are many different kitchen styles, and browsing kitchen designs online and in magazines helps give you a good idea of what styles are available. Depending on your budget, you may not be able to achieve the “showroom look,” but you may be able to find elements that achieve the style you want. Talk to a kitchen designer, architect, or contractor for help choosing the right elements for your style.

Minimalist Kitchen Design

A minimalist kitchen may appeal to those who like a sleek, contemporary, space-saving look. The idea with this kitchen is to make the most of every bit of space, producing a clean and clutter-free aesthetic with sleek finishes, solid colors, and few lines.


Minimalist Kitchen Design with White Cabinets and Pendant Lighting


French Kitchen Design

With a French kitchen design, much emphasis is placed on the cookware and utensils, turning these functional objects into decorative elements, with pots and pans hung on the walls or suspended from ceiling fixtures. French kitchens often feature tile floors, airy colors, and spotlight key features like the oven.


French Kitchen Design with Green Wooden Table


Modern Kitchen Design

A modern kitchen is all about sleekness and style, often with metallic or other contemporary materials that produce a sophisticated and elegant aesthetic. These kitchens often hide pots, pans, food, and other items to produce a very stark and clean look, usually with bright and bold colors.


Modern Kitchen Design with Marble Countertops and Kitchen Island


Traditional Kitchen Design

A traditional kitchen is effectively the opposite of a modern kitchen. It is seen as the “Classic American” style, with raised cabinets and perhaps even the inclusion of antique elements to produce a warm, homely, family-friendly feel with a lived-in look, rather than the stark cleanness of more contemporary designs.


Traditional Kitchen Design with Granite Countertops and Kitchen Island


Monochromatic Kitchen Design

A monochromatic kitchen is usually made up of only black and white elements, sticking with just one or two neutral colors to provide a very clean and sleek look. These kitchens may also incorporate elements of modern and minimalistic design and can appeal to those who want a simple, sophisticated style, without lots of clutter or decorative elements.


Monochromatic Kitchen Design with White Cabinets and Coffee Machine on the Counter


Farmhouse Kitchen Design

Inspired by country farmhouses with warm wooden cabinets and large statement ranges, farmhouse kitchens tend to focus on large features and appliances. They often feature wide sinks, plenty of windows for lots of natural light, big kitchen tables, and rich woods throughout.


Farmhouse Kitchen Design with White Cabinets and Wooden Chairs


Scandinavian Kitchen Design

The Scandinavian style incorporates minimalistic and modern design elements, often made of simple, neutral colors like gray, white, and brown. They usually feature hand-painted tiles, simple geometric forms, and plenty of light, either natural or electric, depending on the layout.


Scandinavian Kitchen Design with Colorful Rug and White Table with Brown Chairs


Mediterranean Kitchen Design

A Mediterranean kitchen design takes its inspiration from the warm, inviting family kitchens found in countries like Italy and Greece. You usually find wooden cabinets and colorful tiled floors in these kitchens, and they typically also feature range hoods.


Mediterranean Kitchen Design with Blue Tile Backsplash and Wooden Table


Craftsman Kitchen Design

Those who want a wooden kitchen should consider a craftsman design. Wood is the key material in any craftsman kitchen, often used for both the flooring and cabinets. These kitchens often involve decorative, handcrafted wooden elements and other pieces like colorful patterned tiles for the walls.


Craftsman Kitchen Design with Wooden Cabinets, Fridge, and Oven


Vintage/Rustic Kitchen Design

Those who like to get back to basics and enjoy the styles of the past will favor a rustic or vintage kitchen design. These kitchens usually make heavy use of natural materials, such as wood or stone, rather than shiny chrome-plated surfaces or modern aesthetics. They also usually incorporate vintage-style appliances like retro refrigerators.


Vintage Kitchen Design with Wooden Table and White Cabinets


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Enhancement and Improvement Costs

Water Treatment System

If your water is less than ideal, you may want to consider adding a water treatment system at the same time you update your kitchen. Water treatment systems treat the water for the entire house at once or just target the kitchen, depending on your needs. Costs range from $500 to $2,500, depending on the scope and area you are treating.

Windows

Everyone loves a well-lit kitchen, and for many, that means a kitchen with windows. It is one task to simply replace a window, which averages $350 to $850 for one window. The price to replace a window varies significantly based on the window style and size as well as materials and trim. It is a different issue entirely to put in a window where there was not one before. An architect may need to get involved, but the bigger issue is constructing a new window space. This may cost at least 50% more than a replacement window, and it may not even be an option, depending on the specifics of your home’s layout.

Kitchen Expansion Cost

If your kitchen is not big enough for your needs, you can expand it to create a larger space. There are a few ways of doing this. You can take space from an adjacent room by removing walls, or you can add onto your home. In either case, you are looking at roughly $200 a square foot for the new space, plus additional costs for wall removal, which can be up to $5,000, depending on whether the wall was load-bearing.

Additional Considerations and Costs

  • Low-cost remodel. While kitchen remodels can be expensive, you may find that a cosmetic remodel is all that is needed. This is a lower-cost remodel that keeps everything in its location and updates the surfaces only.
  • Refacing. Refacing your current cabinets can be a good alternative to replacing them. This can help you save while giving your kitchen a new look.
  • Permit. In most areas, you are required to pull a permit before starting a kitchen remodel. Speak to your contractor or local municipality for more information.
  • DIY. While it is not recommended to do an entire kitchen remodel yourself, you can do some parts. Tear outs can frequently be done by the homeowner, as well as some small finishing areas like backsplashes and painting. Doing these yourself could save money.
  • Contractor. Meet with at least three contractors and get quotes, references, and insurance information before selecting the person for the job. Doing so can help you find the right fit for the project.
  • Communicate. Make sure you have open, ongoing communication with your contractor. This is important so that you both remain on the same page throughout the project.
  • Durability. The kitchen is one of the most frequently used rooms in the home, and its surfaces get a lot of use. Consider investing in better quality and durability products to ensure your design lasts.
  • Browse. Before you commit to a remodel, spend some time seeing what is out there and getting a feel for what you truly want in your space.

FAQs

  • What is the average cost of a kitchen remodel?

Kitchen remodels vary dramatically in cost based on the remodel size and scope. The average price of a moderate kitchen remodel is around $11,000 to $42,000.

  • What order should you remodel your kitchen?

Once you have a plan and budget, the general order is the following: breaking down your kitchen, replacing the plumbing, electrical work, drywall, painting, flooring, cabinets, countertops, backsplash, and appliances.

  • How do I start to remodel my kitchen?

First, gather ideas of what you want and need in your kitchen, and then determine your budget. Next, start pricing materials and contractors.

  • How much should a 10’ x 10’ kitchen remodel cost?

A 10’ x 10’ kitchen remodel costs between $10,000 and $25,000, depending on the layout, scope of work, and what you want to do with the space. The more involved the remodel, the higher the costs.

  • How much is a mobile home kitchen remodel?

The average cost of a mobile home kitchen remodel is between $7,000 and $17,500. This assumes a kitchen size of around 70 sq.ft. If your kitchen is larger or smaller, your costs could be different

  • What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel?

Cabinets and their hardware account for the biggest portion of your kitchen budget. This is why refacing your existing cabinets help you save the most.

  • What adds the most value to a kitchen?

Many things add value to a kitchen, but the cabinets, countertops, and adding an island add the most value. However, these things can be negated by a poor layout

References

Remodeling Terms Cheat Sheet

Definitions in laymen's terms, cost considerations, pictures and things you need to know.
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glossary term picture Peninsula 1 Peninsula: A metaphorical term for an extended kitchen counter space connected to the wall on only one side
glossary term picture Island 2 Island: A kitchen counter that is not attached to walls or other surfaces, and that can be accessed from all sides
glossary term picture Stucco 3 Renderings: A type of durable plaster finish made of aggregates, a binder, and water (traditionally Portland cement, sand, and water) used on masonry, walls, ceilings, and decorative moldings
4 Recessed lighting: A type of recessed lighting where the light is installed into a hole in the ceiling, giving downward light.
glossary term picture Sheetrock 5 Drywall: Type of plasterboard, commonly used to build walls and ceilings, composed of gypsum that is layered between sheets of heavy paper
glossary term picture Vinyl 6 Vinyl: A synthetic plastic made from ethylene and chlorine. Vinyl has many applications in the construction industry and it is widely used in sidings, window frames, roofing and gutters, among others
glossary term picture Grout 7 Grout: A fluid form of cement used to seal the joints between tiles. It also makes the surface stronger because it bonds the tiles together
glossary term picture Slate 8 Slate: A fine-grained rock, typically bluish-gray in color, that can easily be split into thin layers and is commonly used as a roofing material
glossary term picture Tropical Hardwood 9 Exotic hardwoods: Timber from deciduous, flowering, seed-bearing trees that grow in tropical rainforests
10 Asbestos: A group of fire-resistant silicate minerals found in construction materials including paint, particularly in older homes. When the asbestos deteriorates, particles can become airborne and this is a serious health hazard.

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