The kitchen is one of the most common areas for renovations as it has the biggest potential for both increased comfort and resale value. Given the size and importance of the kitchen, homeowners can be scared of the cost of a kitchen renovation, but the return on investment (ROI) can be tremendous, boosting a property’s resale value by up to 75%, depending on your budget and the scope of the renovation.
So if you are worried about the kitchen renovation cost in Toronto, our free guide will give you more information about the average cost as well as insight into which factors will affect the cost.
Average Kitchen Renovation Cost in Toronto
The cost of your kitchen renovation depends on many factors, such as the size of the kitchen, the kind of upgrades you are looking for, the choice of materials, if you will also want to upgrade your appliances and if so, which level of grade you are looking for.
The average cost of a kitchen renovation in Toronto varies between $12,000 to $45,000 but can exceed the average depending on the size and scope of the renovation. There are many factors to take into consideration, from appliances and fixtures to cabinets and countertops, but the cost and quality of the installation are just as important. Due to the complexity of these projects, it is recommended to hire the services of a professional kitchen renovation company to ensure proper budgeting of a project and the professional execution of the renovations.
One of the biggest determining factors in the cost of a kitchen renovation is the size. To give you an idea of the differences, here is a rough estimate of the average renovation costs based on our experience:
Small Kitchen (less than 70 sq. ft.): $6,000-$25,000
Depending on the scope of the upgrade you are looking for, the cost of a kitchen renovation in a condo or small house generally averages between $6,000 and $25,000. Given the smaller size, homeowners often prioritize space-saving layouts and look for custom-built storage, cabinets and counters to increase efficiency.
Medium Kitchen (100 to 150 sq. ft.): $19,000-$50,000
A standard 10×10 kitchen usually averages between $19,000 to $30,000 in renovation cost, while 12×12 kitchens generally cost around $26,000 to $50,000. Typically homeowners are looking for concepts to open up space or add more natural light or new lighting fixtures. This often involves adjustments to the layout of the kitchen. Factors that can increase renovation costs are high-end appliances and higher-quality materials.
Large Kitchen (200 or more sq. ft.): $40,000-$75,000+
If your kitchen exceeds 200 square feet, the cost typically starts around $40,000. The larger the kitchen, the higher the labour cost, as contractors will have to hire additional workers to ensure the completion of the project on time. Depending on the grade of appliances and materials, the renovation costs may also increase significantly.
Contact the experienced team of Senso Design today at 416-900-3675 to find out about your options and how we can help you realise the kitchen of your dreams.
Factors Affecting Kitchen Renovation Costs
As mentioned above, there are many factors that can affect kitchen renovation costs in Toronto. Here are some of the most common factors and some information on the costs attached to them:
This is the cost charged by a kitchen renovation company for their professional services. Many homeowners underestimate this portion of the cost but while it is likely to make up a large amount of the overall cost of the renovation, hiring a professional company has many benefits.
Designing the Kitchen
Many homeowners have a certain style or aesthetic in mind for their new kitchen. A kitchen designer will be able to assist you with different options, materials and layouts. The professional designers of Senso Design will be able to help you find the right style, profile and materials. We also provide up to three free designs for your project.
A kitchen renovation usually involves the services of a plumber, an electrician, a carpenter and general labour. A professional renovation company will oversee and hire all required professionals to ensure they are licensed and that all installations are done with the highest quality and up to all codes and regulations.
It is critical to ensure to have the right materials so that your new kitchen will look not only great but also is well-made and will last you for a long time. Here we have compiled a list of materials typically used in a kitchen renovation and the estimated cost for each:
Depending on the age and condition of your appliances, you may want to upgrade them in the course of the renovation. Standard appliances will range from $200 to $1,000, depending on the kind and quality. If you opt for high-end appliances with advanced features or sizes, the cost may rise to $1,000 to $5,000, depending on the appliance type. Often these appliances not only offer additional features but also are more efficient and durable than standard appliances.
In most cases, kitchen cabinets are one of the main areas of upgrade during a kitchen renovation. You have the option between pre-made cabinets, with prices averaging from $75 to $150 per l ft, or semi-custom cabinets, where you will be able to choose from different door fronts, cabinet depth and drawer sizes. These will range from $100 to $900 per linear foot.
If you want to go for a unique look or have a layout that does not work well with pre-made sizes, you can opt for custom-made cabinetry, which will be tailored to your kitchen’s specific layout and size. Depending on size and materials, these can range from $1,000 to $2,000 per linear foot. It is the most expensive option, but you can fully customize it to your liking.
A fourth option is cabinet refurbishment, where the cabinetry itself is kept intact, and usually, the doors and hardware are updated. These can cost anywhere between $3,000 and $8,000.
Flooring is another big factor in a kitchen renovation, and the cost heavily depends on the type of flooring you choose and the size of the kitchen. There are many options to choose from, with vinyl being the most cost-effective, while granite and hardwood floors will greatly increase the cost. Due to the very wide range of material options, the cost generally averages between $1800 and $3500.
Cost of Countertops and Backsplashes
Aside from the cabinets, the countertops are often the part of a kitchen renovation that has the biggest visual impact and typically also are the most worn part of a kitchen. The cost greatly depends on the size of the countertop and the material you choose. On average, it will cost between $100 and $200 per square foot but is heavily dependent on the type of material. While, for example, granite is the most expensive but most durable surface, concrete will be considerably cheaper but also last less long.
The tiling of a backsplash averages between $300 and $600, depending on the size and the type of tile you choose.
Renovating a kitchen is a big and expensive project, so it is important to know the kitchen renovation cost in Toronto before beginning a project. Senso Design is a leading kitchen renovation contractor in Toronto and the GTA and has over 20 years of experience in woodworking and interior design. We are working with the largest Western European manufacturers using the most advanced German and Italian equipment to ensure the best possible quality.
We think outside the box and don’t try to force preconceived ideas on our customers but work with you to realize your ideas.
Senso Design offers free, no-obligation consultations so contact us today at 416-900-3675 to find out about your options and how we can help you realise the kitchen of your dreams. Our prices are guaranteed to stay the same as they were when you signed the order.