How Much Does It Cost To Remodel A 10×10 Kitchen? (A Detailed Cost Guide)

Kenneth Wilson

Determining the total cost for a 10x10 kitchen remodel project can be rather tricky. The total costs will be affected accordingly if even the slightest factor changes.

Fortunately, a 10-by-10-foot kitchen floorplan has been regarded as the standard for kitchen remodel projects. If your kitchen space at home is the same, read on to determine how much you'll spend on average for this home improvement project!

Default Average Kitchen Size


It turns out a 10-by-10 feet kitchen (100 square feet) is a reasonably common space in most American households.

This area is big enough to accommodate major appliances and other daily-use components. In short, this kitchen space is suitable for a medium-sized family.

10x10 Kitchen Remodel Average Costs


Average Cost

Mid-range

Highest Cost

$27,000

$15,500

 $65,000

A 10x10 kitchen remodel ranges from $15,500 to $30,000 on average. Remember that the total costs will depend on your chosen finish, new furniture or appliances, plumbing or lighting fixtures, and any layout changes. Opting for more premium options may cost you up to $65,000. (Related: Kitchen Remodeling: A Cost & Consumer Guide)

If you ask local remodelers or builders for a 10-by-10-foot kitchen remodel price quote, you'll probably get only the basics and not so much more. Depending on your budget, you can expect to get an entry-level kitchen with contractor-grade materials. You can usually observe kitchens of this size in condos, downstairs apartments, and home flips.

Homeowners will have adequate space to cook and dine, but there's only a tiny room for a sleek kitchen table. Even a kitchen island will be a tricky addition.

Ten-by-ten kitchens are usually comprised of:

  • Cabinets
  • Countertop (15 linear feet)
  • Dishwasher
  • Standard four-burner range
  • Refrigerator
  • A basic sink with fixtures
  • Sheet or tile vinyl flooring (about 85 square feet)

Scope of the Remodel


Let's take a closer look at the remodel scope for a 10x10 kitchen makeover project.

  • Mid-range 10x10 Kitchen Remodel ($15,000+): A mid-range kitchen makeover for a 10x10 area size comes with low-cost improvements. It focuses on replacing the most outdated elements in your kitchen, but seldom does it alter the layout in a significant way. Sticking to your current setup allows you to save on expensive electrical, plumbing, or structural work. Some homeowners also opt to reface their cabinets instead of purchasing new ones, especially if the cabinets are still in good condition.
  • Standard 10x10 Kitchen Remodel ($27,000+): This remodeling scope involves moving walls, new layouts, and electrical/plumbing work. Most homeowners have to mix high and low-end finishes, as sticking to luxury materials will cost them more than they have in mind. Without breaking the bank, you can purchase quality kitchen fixtures, faucets, and more.
  • Upscale 10x10 Kitchen Remodel ($35,000 - $65,000): With state-of-the-art appliances and a kitchen layout that's similar to lifestyle magazine features, you can count on the functionality and efficiency of an upscale kitchen remodel. As such, a project of this scope will also give you a higher return on investment (ROI) when it's time for you to put your property on the market.

10x10 Kitchen Remodel Cost Factors


Understanding the different costs of kitchen features can help you set a proper budget for your kitchen remodeling project. (Related: Where Does The Money Go? The Ultimate Kitchen Remodel Cost Breakdown)

Kitchen Design


Before you decide on knocking down walls, you need to determine whether you need to hire a professional for your kitchen remodel project or you'll go rogue (DIY route). Hiring a professional designer will set you back between $150 to $230 per hour. 10% of your kitchen remodel budget will cover the designer's labor fee.

There's also an in-home consultation in design stores, ranging from $150 to $900. This will include a 3D rendering, material, and color selection, along with streamlined coordination with suppliers.

Cabinetry


Fortunately, several cabinet manufacturers use the 10-by-10-foot standard for kitchens to determine the cabinet size that fits in the space. Here's a brief overview of the common cabinet types for kitchens:

  • Standard base cabinet
  • Four-drawer bank
  • Standard upper cabinet
  • Hood cabinet
  • Sink base cabinet
  • Standard base cabinet

Like other home improvement projects, the kitchen cabinetry comprises a significant amount of your overall budget. This will easily cost you $2,500– excluding the material costs.

Prices also vary depending on custom-made or stock units. If you don't have the budget for custom new cabinets, you may opt to reface them instead. Stock cabinets cost between $80 to $170, while custom-made ones start from $600 per linear foot.

Countertops


A new kitchen countertop costs anywhere between $2,300 and $4,500. Naturally, the total price will depend heavily on the material you select for your new countertop.

Remember that a good countertop gives a striking style statement for your kitchen, aside from its improved functionality. Some of the most popular countertop material options to consider are granite, laminate, marble, quartz, and wood.

Flooring


Installing new kitchen floors will set you back $1,700 to $5,000, depending on your current kitchen layout and your chosen flooring material. Consider frequent heat exposure, stains, grease, and moisture when selecting your new kitchen flooring material.

Homeowners love ceramic, laminate, marble, vinyl, and wood floors for their kitchen makeover projects.

Kitchen Appliances


Each kitchen appliance may cost you $250+ each piece. If you're shopping for new appliances, prioritize Energy Star certified units as they are more environment-friendly and can help you save on your utility bills in the long run. This usually includes a new dishwasher, refrigerator, and stoves.

Plumbing, Electrical, and Gas Lines


Lastly, we'll cover the necessary plumbing, electrical, and gas lines adjustments for 10x0 kitchen remodeling projects. This is applicable if you're planning to change the current layout of your kitchen.

Installing a new sink will set you back $350 on average, with new faucet fixtures ranging between $180 and $380. Additional plumbing work will hike the costs by an additional $1,000. Electrical and wiring works will set you back an hourly rate of $70 to $150, and an electrical panel upgrades at $1,200. Any additional gas lines will cost you $300 to $860.

How to Save Money on a 10x10 Kitchen Remodeling Project


With some creative thinking, you may reduce the remodeling cost of a 10x10 kitchen if you have a limited budget. One option is to opt for a lower-cost alternative with similar aesthetics with high-end materials.

For instance, you can have the appearance of stone on the floor using vinyl flooring. Similarly, laminate flooring can give your floor a wood-like impression and emit the same warm glow. These lower-cost alternatives can easily save you $1,000 - $3,000 in the long run.

You will be able to save more money if you avoid making drastic changes to your appliances, wall units, and furniture placement because this will allow you to use your existing electrical outlets, gas lines, and plumbing. This method can significantly lower your kitchen remodel cost and potentially save you anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000.

Finally, thoroughly planning for the overall project can help you save a lot of money. Try to prioritize what needs to be changed and what to put off. It will assist you in keeping expenditures under control and promptly eliminating components that may cause the budget to go over the top.

Kenneth Wilson
March 2, 2022
Cost Guides, Remodeling

Kenneth Wilson

Retired contractor. Currently residing in Southwest Florida. Now in semi-retirement, I write and manage this blog focused on helping home owners make savvy decisions when it comes to finding contractors and getting their projects done. I also operate remodeling design service for homeowners.

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