Thinking about refreshing your kitchen but don’t know what it will cost you? The price of a kitchen remodel in the Dallas market varies widely, depending on how much you’re changing, the level of finish you choose, and the builder you hire.
Each year, Remodeling magazine compiles its Cost vs. Value Report, which surveys the average cost of certain remodeling projects in markets across the country, how much such jobs would add to the value of a home, and the percentage of the cost that would be recouped upon sale of the house. Here are the averages for three different levels of kitchen remodel in the Dallas area. The data is available at costvsvalue.com.
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Minor Kitchen Remodel,
A job that Remodeling considers a minor remodel with mid-range finishes would cost an average of $21,714 in 2019, according to the latest report. That remodel would add about $17,092 to the value of the home, the report said, leading to a 78.7 percent return on investment—the highest cost recoupment of the three projects studied.
Remodeling’s minor/mid-range kitchen remodel estimate was based on a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinets and countertops. The project would retain the cabinet boxes and drawers but replace the fronts with new Shaker-style wood panels and door fronts and new hardware.
The cooktop/oven and slide-in refrigerator would be replaced with new energy-efficient models. The laminate countertops would be replaced, and a new mid-priced sink and faucet would be installed. New resilient flooring would be put down, and the walls, ceiling, and trim would be repainted.
Major Kitchen Remodel,
A major kitchen remodel ups the ante, even with mid-range finishes. The Cost vs. Value Report estimates that such a job would cost about $64,069 in the Dallas area and add $36,506 to the home’s value, for a 57 percent cost recovery on resale.
A major remodel with mid-range fixtures would start with a 200-square-foot outmoded kitchen, as above, with 30 lineal feet of countertops and cabinets. The remodel would bring in semi-custom wood cabinets, add a 3-by-5-foot island and laminate countertops, and install a standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with a standard single-lever faucet. The upgrade also would feature a new energy-efficient range with vented range hood, a built-in microwave, a dishwasher, a garbage disposal, and custom lighting. New resilient flooring would be installed, and the kitchen would get a fresh coat of paint on its walls, trim, and ceiling.
Major Kitchen Remodel, Upscale
A major remodel that includes upscale appointments would push the price to an average of $127,684, according to Remodeling’s report. Such a project would add about $78,524 to the value of the home, for a 59.7 percent return on investment.
A major remodel/upscale starts with the same 200-square-foot kitchen. It would add 30 linear feet of top-of-the-line custom white cabinets with built-in sliding shelves and other premium features inside. The kitchen would get stone countertops with a backsplash of imported ceramic or glass tile. The refrigerator would be built-in, the cooktop commercial-grade. The project also would install a vent hood, wall oven, and built-in microwave. A high-end, undermount sink with designer faucets and a water filtration system would be installed. The new light design would include general and task lighting and low-voltage under-cabinet lights. On the floor would go wood-pattern tile or similar material.