It’s a challenge to set a remodeling budget for your kitchen renovation and anticipate everything it has to cover when you’re just getting started. Our Ballpark Budget Calculator uses common, rule-of-thumb calculations to generate a realistic kitchen remodel cost estimate and NKBA-suggested averages to break down the potential cost of each part of the project – from kitchen cabinets and countertops, to flooring, appliances, and everything in between.
Get started by entering the budget you have available to spend or use your home’s value to establish a practical budget starting point:
Have a Budget in Mind?
Get a cost breakdown for your project. It’s good to have an idea of how your total budget will likely get divided up. Plus, seeing itemized subtotals by category can help you make informed choices as you plan out your space.
Your Renovation Budget
Need Help Setting a Budget?
Use the fair market of your home as a guide.
Your home's current value: It’s OK to guess here. You can also use the appraised value from a recent property tax bill or use a site like Zillow or Trulia to get a realistic estimate of your home’s value.
% of home's value used for remodel: A commonly used guide is to invest ±15% of your home’s value in your remodel. Adjust that percentage up or down depending on the scope of your project, your desired materials or how your local real estate market is trending.