The Stats on Your Kitchen Remodel

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The latest trends in kitchen remodeling.

Kitchen remodeling, whether it's a simple appliance replacement or a total gut renovation, is one of the more popular home improvement projects. The sheer number of tasks performed in the kitchen (cooking, prepping, cleaning) along with the number of appliances make this one of the hardest working rooms in the home and one that sees a lot of wear and tear. Advancements in technology, design trends and lifestyle all serve as motivating factors to kitchen renovation. Homes getting ready to sell often update the kitchen, and it's one of the more popular projects to take on when moving into a new home. We decided to gather some kitchen renovation data so we could see how much money people are spending on their kitchens and where the money is being spent.

Midrange Major Kitchen Remodel

Remodeling Magazine defines a midrange, major kitchen remodel in the following manner: “Update an outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen with a functional layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a 3-by-5-foot island; laminate countertops; and standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with standard single-lever faucet. Include energy-efficient wall oven, cooktop, ventilation system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and custom lighting. Add new resilient flooring. Finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling."

2014 Midrange Major Kitchen Remodeling costs

  • National job cost $54,909
  • National resale value $40,732
  • National cost recouped 74.2%

Source: Remodeling Magazine

What is the average kitchen size for new homes?

  • Average size of kitchen in a new home = 306 sq ft
  • Average size of kitchen for new homes under 2,000 sq ft = 193 sq ft
  • Average size of kitchen for new homes 2,000 – 2,999 sq ft = 275 sq ft
  • Average size of kitchen for new homes over 3,000 sq ft = 423 sq ft

Source: National Association of Home Builders

How long do kitchen appliances or objects last?

  • Gas ranges: 15 years
  • Refrigerators: 13 years
  • Dishwashers: 9 years
  • Microwave ovens: 9 years
  • Compactors: 6 years

Source: This Old House

How long do kitchen materials last?

  • Kitchen cabinets: 50 years
  • Cultured marble countertops: 20 years
  • Acrylic kitchen sinks: 50 years
  • Kitchen faucets: 15 years
  • All natural wood flooring: 100 years or more
  • Vinyl flooring: 50 years
  • Linoleum flooring: 25 years
  • Aluminum windows: 15 – 20 years
  • Wooden windows: 30 years

Source: This Old House

Where does the money go for a kitchen remodel?

  • Design fees: 4%
  • Installation: 17%
  • Appliances and ventilation: 14%
  • Cabinetry and hardware: 29%
  • Countertops: 10%
  • Lighting: 5%
  • Flooring: 7%
  • Doors and windows: 4%
  • Walls and ceilings: 5%
  • Faucets and plumbing: 4%
  • Other: 1%

Source: National Kitchen and Bath Association

2014 Midrange Major Kitchen Remodeling, Regional Breakdown

Pacific (includes Anchorage, AK, Los Angeles, CA, Sacramento, CA, San Jose, CA, Fresno, CA, Portland, OR, San Diego, CA, Seattle, WA, Honolulu, HI, Riverside, CA, San Francisco, CA, Ventura, CA)

  • Regional job cost $62,163
  • Regional resale value $55,020
  • Regional cost recouped 89%

West South Central (includes Austin, TX, El Paso, TX, New Orleans, LA, Tulsa, OK, Baton Rouge, LA, Houston, TX, Oklahoma City, OK, Dallas, TX, Little Rock, AK, San Antonio, TX)

  • Regional job cost $50,991
  • Regional resale value $42,797
  • Regional cost recouped 84%

East South Central (includes Birmingham, AL, Knoxville, TN, Nashville, TN, Chattanooga, TN, Louisville, KY, Jackson, MS, Memphis, TN)

  • Regional job cost $51,781
  • Regional resale value $39,687
  • Regional cost recouped 77%

South Atlantic (includes Atlanta, GA, Charleston, SC, Fort Myers, FL, Jacksonville, FL, Raleigh, NC, Tampa, FL, Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, Charlotte, NC, Greensboro, NC, Miami, FL, Richmond, VA, Titusville, FL, Wilmington, DE, Charleston, WV, Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC, Orlando, FL, Sarasota, FL, Virginia Beach, VA)

  • Regional job cost $52,186
  • Regional resale value $39,761
  • Regional cost recouped 76%

New England (includes Boston, MA, Hartford, CT, Portland, ME, Worcester, MA, Bridgeport, CT, Manchester, NH, Providence, RI, Burlington, VT, New Haven, CT, Springfield, MA)

  • Regional job cost $56,878
  • Regional resale value $42,062
  • Regional cost recouped 74%

Mountain (includes Albuquerque, NM, Colorado Springs, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Billings, MT, Denver, CO, Salt Lake City, UT, Boise, ID, Las Vegas, NV, Tucson, AZ)

  • Regional job cost $53,170
  • Regional resale value $38,156
  • Regional cost recouped 72%

East North Central (includes Akron, OH, Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI, Madison, WI, Youngstown, OH, Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, Grand Rapids, MI, Milwaukee, WI, Cincinnati, OH, Dayton, OH, Indianapolis, IN, Toledo, OH)

  • Regional job cost $55,547
  • Regional resale value $37,484
  • Regional cost recouped 67%

Middle Atlantic (includes Albany, NY, Harrisburg, PA, Philadelphia, PA, Rochester, NY, Allentown, PA, Lancaster, PA, Pittsburg, PA, Scranton, PA, Buffalo, NY, New York, NY, Poughkeepsie, NY, Syracuse, NY)

  • Regional job cost $56,254
  • Regional resale value $35,911
  • Regional cost recouped 64%

West North Central (includes Des Moines, IA, Minneapolis, MN, St. Louis, MO, Fargo, ND, Omaha, NE, Wichita, KS, Kansas City, MO, Sioux Falls, SD)

  • Regional job cost $54,907
  • Regional resale value $33,805
  • Regional cost recouped 62%


This content originally appeared on Porch.com.


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