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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodeling Cost In Los Angeles? | Your Ultimate Guide



If You’re Looking For Kitchen Remodeling In Los Angeles, You’ve Come To The Right Place Whether your kitchen is old and needs essential replacements, or you’re looking to give it a more sleek, modern look, considering cabinets, stovetops, countertops, appliances, backsplashes, and more, remodeling a kitchen is a complex ordeal.


Your budget will have a big say in your kitchen’s transformation, so we’ll be breaking down the costs of everything you’ll need for the process. Keep reading; hopefully, you can decide which options will suit you best.


The Average Remodeling Cost

Before we begin with individual costs, we’ve gathered some information on the average cost of remodeling a kitchen in Los Angeles. To start, demolition costs are usually about $2,500 before remodeling begins. Data recorded by HomeAdvisor suggests that the average American homeowner spends more than $22,000 remodeling their kitchen.


In Los Angeles, those costs typically range from $24,000 to $107,000. Countertops and cabinets alone contribute to a majority of the costs.


However, keep in mind that if your home is being remodeled to sell later on or in the near future, most home buyers will look for and prefer high-quality counters and cabinets and be willing to spend more on the home because of this.


We often suggest that homeowners install these two components as a priority to get the most value out of their remodel.


Cabinets

When it comes to cabinets, you have two options: custom or semi-custom. If you’re unsure what to expect with either of these, we have it broken down for you.


Custom cabinets are typically made from high-quality wood and are designed specifically for your home. However, with higher quality comes higher cost. Most renovators who choose this option can expect to spend around $23,000 - $38,000. Custom cabinets are ideal if you can afford it, but if your renovation is on a bit of a budget, we’ve gathered that nearly 80 - 90% of our remodel jobs choose to go the semi-custom root.


Semi-custom cabinets are referred to as “pre-fab” or “ready to assemble” (RTA) cabinets. They’re essentially a mix of stock and custom cabinets with pre-made pieces ready for assembly. There are often some options for customization (like the type of wood, detailing, and finish), and they are ready for assembly. While semi-custom cabinets are more cost-effective, running at around $15,000 - $23,000, they come at the expense of quality.


Countertops

Having the wrong countertops can make or break your kitchen. No matter what kind of budget you’re on, with so many options in materials to choose from, deciding on one is never an easy task.

Here are some of the top materials for kitchen countertops in Los Angeles.

01. GRANITE

Despite their cost (around $60 to $270 per square foot), granite countertops are one of the most chosen options among kitchen renovators. They’re natural stone, elegant and durable, impervious to heat, maintenance-free, and come in thousands of colors and styles. When it comes to the cons of granite, there aren’t many.


They must be sealed to avoid stains and can crack if improperly installed. However, when you work with Heartland Kitchen Builders in Los Angeles, all materials are handled with care and diligence to ensure a proper installation every time.


02. QUARTZ

Quartz is the second most common material used for countertops and is an engineered stone material comparable to granite or marble but even greater in durability. There are little to no cons to owning quartz other than the price tag, as the average cost for quartz is about $50 - 65 per square foot and $75 - $150 per square foot for an even higher grade. They come in uniform slabs without imperfections, can be easily installed, are highly customizable, and are stain-resistant. Quartz is a great pick if you like the way it looks and can afford it.


03. MARBLE

If you’re looking for something completely elegant for your kitchen, look no further than marble countertops. These gorgeous slabs are all natural stone, water, and heat-proof and rank up the value of a home. This being said, however, they are not always ideal for homes due to the way they scratch and stain easily and are on the expensive end. Marble runs an average of $60 per square foot.


04. BUDGET COUNTERTOPS

As we stated before, there are tons of countertops to choose from, but If you’re looking for a more cost-effective option than the popular countertops listed above, laminate, plywood, ceramic tile, wood, or concrete are your best options.

Backsplash

After you’ve chosen your countertops, choosing a backsplash is the fun part. The possibilities are endless, with many colors, materials, and patterns to choose from. Regarding cost, depending on the materials you choose, most renovators can expect to spend anywhere from $1,800 - $4,000.

To find the right look, feel, and durability that you want in a backsplash, here are six popular tile materials:

  1. Porcelain: Elegant, extra durable, waterproof, heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and fade-proof.

  2. Ceramic: Sleek, durable, water-resistant, heat-resistant, stain-resistant, and fade-proof.

  3. Natural stone: Durable, has a natural design, and quality stones can increase home value.

  4. Glass: Waterproof, translucent, and gives a brighter look to the room

  5. Cement: Eco-friendly, chip-resistant, matte finish, and can have bold patterns.

  6. Metal: Durable, heat-resistant, and easy to clean.

Flooring

There are three standard flooring options for your kitchen. These include tile, laminate, and hardwood. Regarding choosing, it comes down to personal preference, but we usually recommend porcelain tile as it is easy to maintain and pleasant to look at. The average cost of kitchen flooring ranges from $4,500 to $7,000.

Plumbing & Electrical

All plumbing and electrical work will be done post-demolition. If everything is in good shape and up to standard, you’re in the green as far as cost goes. With minimal work needed, expect to pay about $4,000 to $5,000. If more serious work is needed, that price nearly triples, so be prepared for that.

Kitchen Fixtures

We use the term “fixtures” for anything on a “fixed” surface, like faucets, sinks, lights, and knobs. Choosing these fixtures is completely up to you and your preferences in functionality, quality, and design. Depending on your options, re-doing all fixtures will cost about $2,500 - $3,000.

Non-Structural & Structural Permits

It’s important to note that if you live in Los Angeles, a permit is required to remodel your kitchen in most cases. Non-structural permits cost $300-$400, and structural permits can take up to 30 days.





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