4 Real $25,000 Kitchen Remodels

Posted by KraftMaid on 2nd Nov 2023

These examples of affordable remodels prove the cost of a kitchen remodel doesn’t have to limit your dreams of having a beautiful, functional space.

With cabinets, countertops, appliances and everything else that goes into a new kitchen, it’s not entirely surprising that the cost of an average kitchen remodel comes in around $40,000, according to HomeAdvisor. But what if you’re looking to renovate your kitchen for less? A LOT less. We can help transform kitchens with modest budgets too. Get inspired by these real, under 25k kitchen remodels from KraftMaid® customers.


Before and after view of an L-shaped kitchen with white Shaker-style KraftMaid cabinets

Budget: $15,000 - $25,000
Location: Massachusetts

An  L-shaped layout is the most cost-efficient floor plan to design and build. The MacGregor family achieved a substantial makeover on a budget, refreshing their space with full-height Shaker-style cabinets, updated appliances, floors and backsplash. Using affordable butcher block as the island countertop provided extra savings and a nice visual contrast to the perimeter.

View more of this smart kitchen transformation.


Kitchen remodel showing white builder-grade cabinets and laminate countertops upgraded to gray KraftMaid cabinets and natural stone countertops

Budget: $15,000 - $25,000 
Location: Florida

Maybe your current kitchen configuration is working for you, but you just want a refreshed look and smarter storage. In that case, a  remove and replace strategy can stretch your remodeling budget. Moving walls, plumbing and electrical all come with a cost, which you’ll avoid by simply removing old cabinets and replacing them with new KraftMaid cabinets. The Renner family refreshed their kitchen and added storage with taller wall cabinets, a new pantry and large pullout drawers – all for under $25,000.

Explore more details of this kitchen remodel.


Before and after contemporary kitchen remodel featuring stained Maple cabinets and angle crown molding from KraftMaid

Budget: Less than $15,000
Location: Florida

Cabinets make up a significant share of your remodel budget, so choosing your cabinets wisely can maximize your kitchen remodeling dollar. While  extending wall cabinets all the way to the ceiling offers a bit of additional storage and looks luxurious, you can still get great results with shorter, less-expensive wall cabinets topped with decorative crown molding – like the ones in the Trappe kitchen makeover. They also thoughtfully chose a stain finish. Not only is the natural wood look on trend, it’s also more cost efficient than paint or specialty finishes.

See more after images of this kitchen.


KraftMaid kitchen renovation and expansion featuring pantry storage and a beverage center.

Budget: $15,000 - $25,000
Location: Kentucky

With smart planning, you can stretch your dollars and end up with a highly versatile as well as beautiful result. This 1928 Tudor renovation in Louisville features a beverage station next to the refrigerator. It utilizes a floating shelf in lieu of more pricey enclosed wall cabinets and a base microwave cabinet that gives an inexpensive countertop microwave a built-in, under-counter look.

Check out additional views of this chic and affordable remodel.

Want to see more? Visit our Customer Stories page to see more real-life remodels. Filter on budget to find inspiration within your price range.

Want to save on your remodel? We’ve got tips and ideas on our Ways to Save page.