To help you figure out what your new kitchen will cost, it might be helpful to know what your neighbors in the Somerset Hills area are spending – between $70K-$100K for a mid to higher-end kitchen including appliances and all the other elements listed below. The percentages listed are the average amount that is usually allocated for each element.
CABINETS & HARDWARE 43%
CABINET INSTALLATION 6%
PLUMBING FIXTURES 3%
TILE BACKSPLASH 3%
PLUMBING AND ELECTRICAL 7%
DEMO AND CONSTRUCTION 8%
The “demo and construction” includes demolition/disposal of all fixtures in the kitchen, dumpster, ducting a new vent hood and sheetrock patching. Construction costs will go up significantly if installing new windows, new doors, tearing down walls, installing new support beams, moving plumbing, or adding decorative details like a coffered ceiling in the room.
To stay in budget you should make selections early, find out actual costs ahead of time and plan some extra money in for unforeseen extras (5-10% of the estimate). Select all elements including appliances, flooring, tile, lighting, hardware, plumbing fixtures and countertop stone early in the design process to help reduce surprise costs later.
The professional designers at TrueLeaf kitchens can help you plan ahead and make good decisions, so that you get a kitchen that is a good investment while truly transforming the way you live. Visit our web site at www.trueleafkitchens.com or our showroom at 134 S. Finley Ave. in downtown Basking Ridge, NJ, call (908)766-2006 for an appointment today.