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How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Portland, OR?

Your lifestyle, your tastes, the size of your available space, and your budget all will factor into your kitchen remodel cost in Portland, Oregon.

With all those variables, it’s hard to pin down a figure for your project. It might cost just a few thousand dollars if your goals are modest, but the price tag could top $125,000+ if you’re incorporating high-end features, and much more if you’re expanding the space and remodeling adjoining rooms in the process.

(The figures cited here are according to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report [www.costvsvalue.com] for the Portland, Oregon, area. © 2017 Hanley Wood Media Inc..)

A Midrange Major Remodel

A major remodel of a dated 200-square-foot kitchen using midrange appointments has an average cost of $64,400. Such a project would involve installing 30 linear feet of custom wood cabinets, creating a 3-by-5-foot island, and putting in new marmoleum, cork, or tile flooring. Other features for the price would include quartz countertops, tile backsplash, double-tub stainless-steel sink with single-lever faucet, range, vent hood, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, custom lighting, and a fresh paint job.

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A High-End Major Remodel

A high-end major remodel has an average cost of $127,000, without expanding the space. For that price, the work would involve updating a 200-square-foot kitchen by installing 30 linear feet of top-of-the-line custom cabinets with built-in accessories, marble countertops with imported ceramic or glass-tile backsplashes, built-in refrigerator, commercial-grade cooktop and vent hood, wall oven, built-in microwave, top-quality under-mount sink with designer faucets and water filtration system, new general and task lighting and under-cabinet lights, and hardwood flooring.

Planning Your Remodel

Dreaming of the kitchen you’ve always wanted? A practical way to organize your thoughts is to fill out a worksheet that leads you to consider how your kitchen fits into your life.

Pay attention to the kitchens in homes you visit or see on TV. The internet is overflowing with remodeling ideas, and you can capture and store those ideas by creating a Houzz Ideabook.

Gourmet, Entertaining, or Family-Friendly?

What direction is your kitchen headed? Are you a gourmet cook who needs professional-quality, durable appliances and surfaces, arranged in zones for your workflow? Do you love to entertain so need a kitchen where you can work and your guests can congregate? Or do you want a family-friendly kitchen that can multitask for your busy family life?

Consider these Factors

With your general goal in mind, take into account such factors as:

  • The amount of space you have, and whether knocking down a wall or two is feasible. You don’t have to be hemmed in by your current kitchen’s layout.
  • Infrastructure: If you’re going to be moving things around in your kitchen, keep in mind the costs involved with relocating water lines, drains, vent hoods, electrical service, heating and air conditioning vents, and even gas lines for that six-burner professional range you’ve always wanted.
  • Cabinetry, which can eat up half of your remodel budget: Assuming you’re not refacing your cabinets, custom cabinets can cost an average $500-$1,500 each.
  • Appliances: The latest trends open up so many possibilities. It seems that almost everything can go into a drawer these days: the dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, and food warmer. Then there’s the French door wall oven and steam oven, which are gaining popularity.

Get together with a designer or a Portland design-build company such as COOPER Design Builders and see what shape your dreams can take, and how they’ll fit in with your budget.

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