The Cost of Remodeling Your Kitchen

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The Cost of Remodeling Your Kitchen

When it comes to remodeling, the kitchen usually tops the list. Whether you live in a home in Scottsdale’s McDowell Mountain Ranch or another North Scottsdale neighborhood, the number one reason for renovating a kitchen is the homeowner ‘ simply can’t stand it anymore’.

A  2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends Study shows the top priorities are new countertops, back-splashes and sinks. In some cases, homeowners in pretty communities like McDowell Mountain Ranch are opting for a more contemporary open look.

Cost of Kitchen Renovation

The average kitchen renovation costs between $25,000 and $50,000, according to the study. A small percentage of homeowners actually spend more than $100,000. Forty-three percent remodeled the kitchen because they couldn’t stand the decor anymore. Another 40 percent renovated because they simply wanted a newer look -fresher look.


It seems like a less significant detail but according to national statics homeowners having homes in communities like McDowell Mountain Ranch home and other Scottsdale communities, stated, ” the number one reason for wanting to renovate a kitchen was the backsplash. In fact, 90 percent of a remodeling project involves the replacing of this part of the kitchen decor. 


Replacing countertops is far more important to homeowners than buying electronics. In fact, countertops are replaced in 95 percent of kitchen renovations compared to 15 percent purchasing electronics. After countertops and backsplashes, sinks come in third as the item being replaced with 89 percent choosing to do the kitchen sink. 

When it comes to countertops, granite and quartz are tied as the most popular choice with butcher block or wood a distant third.

Contemporary vs. Traditional

More homeowners are choosing a contemporary vs. a traditional style when they remodel their kitchen. Millennials seem to be choosing a modern and farmhouse look while baby boomers prefer a more traditional style. Millennials also like kitchen islands. 

White Cabinets

White cabinets still remain popular in McDowell Mountain Ranch homes followed by wood. Millennials like white more than baby boomers. Forty-two percent choose white over 16 percent wood.

As far as lighting, under cabinet lights are very popular. Pendant lights are growing in popularity.

Stainless steel appliances are holding their popularity, as well. With new finishes being added to spice up the competition. I had to use the word “spice”   we are talking about kitchen remodels.  I have you have enjoyed this data. Please remember before any remodeling. I always suggest calling an experienced Scottsdale – Phoenix Realtor to review ideas with you. Creating value in a remodel can be greatly enhanced with tips from an experienced Scottsdale real estate agent. All my best.

Hiring the Right Scottsdale Real Estate Professional

My goal is to be of service to you. I say it often but it cannot be said enough, ” in real estate, there is a difference in Real estate professionals” For more tips on a ‘best home buy” Please call me now at 480-450-4632.

Realtor -Specializing in Scottsdale, Arcadia and Paradise Valley Arizona

Michael Chaisson – Realtor
Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty
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Posted on

October 20, 2018

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