As a homeowner facing a kitchen remodel, you probably have a lot of questions—rightfully so. You’re wondering how much is this going to cost me? How long is this going to take? How much of the planning process do I get to be a part of?
We will try our best to answer these questions as they relate to the Puustelli kitchen remodeling process and average costs across the state. However, there are multiple factors that go into the cost of a complete kitchen remodel. Price ranges can vary greatly from $20,000 to $150,000 and up. So nail down a budget, and then you can do the fun part and design your brand new kitchen with Puustelli.
The Kitchen Remodel Process From Design to Installation
You might be saying; it’s just one room, how hard can it be? Well, the kitchen is one of the more complex and varied rooms in your home, with cabinets, countertops, plumbing, lighting, appliances, and more. It needs to be functional but beautiful, updated but sustainable, and we can only live off take-out for so long, so it needs to be easy to cook in. So yes, designing a kitchen remodel can be difficult, but with the help of a pro like Puustelli, it can be much easier and actually pretty fun.
The key to making the kitchen remodeling process run smoothly is to simplify it. The more design ideas and things go back and forth, the longer that timeline becomes. This is why we have a solid 7-step process that guides us through every step of the way, and things don’t get muddled or stall out.
Step 1: Complimentary Design Consult
Getting started on the design is when your dreams start becoming a reality. You can meet virtually or in-person with one of our amazing designers located in Uptown Minneapolis to get started. They will help envision and explore how our wide array of cabinetry and countertop options can bring your vision to life. To get a jumpstart and allow us to do some planning before the meeting, we invite you to send us sketches, renderings, blueprints, or inspirational boards ahead of your meeting.
Step 2: Optional Home Visit
After we’ve solidified the initial design idea and your new kitchen plans, we want to incorporate actual measurements so we can get started on legitimate design work. So, if you like, we can visit your home and grab all of the measurements and document the space so your dedicated designer can get every last detail right. Alternatively, you can send us measurements, and we can pair those with any 3D renderings or architectural blueprints you have provided during the design consult.
Step 3: 3D Design Review & Agreement
Back at our showroom, we’ll meet to show you the design drafts in the form of functional, 3D drawings at no cost to you. This meeting will act as a workshop where you can look at everything, make changes to details like the materials, colors, and functionality. After a comprehensive review and discussion of the details, we’ll offer you a Design Agreement that breaks down the full scope of the project. Once signed, we’ll get started on finalizing the designs.
Step 4: Designing Your Dream Kitchen
After the Design Agreement is officially signed, we’ll meet with you in the showroom again. At this point, you’ll look through and choose all of the details for your kitchen: from the desired functionality, feel, and look to the cabinets, countertops, and materials that you want for your new kitchen. Don’t worry; we’ll collaborate with you to ensure that every detail is exactly what you want and works for the space and design.
Step 5: Signing the Contract
Now that we’ve designed your dream kitchen, we’ll continue working with you to review and finalize all the materials. This ensures your project will be built quickly and efficiently and to your exact specifications.
Step 6: Remodeling & Installation
Let the fun begin! Your kitchen gets made at our factory, which is when most of the remodeling is done, then installation starts once your kitchen floor and walls are finished. After installation is started, your new dream kitchen will typically take around 1-1.5 weeks to complete. Our materials are easy to assemble and require much less cutting and adjusting to make everything fit. This streamlines the entire process and makes it much more tolerable on your end.
Step 7: Final Review
Before officially finishing your project, we want to make sure that you are completely satisfied with your new kitchen. Then, when the installation is complete, we’ll do a thorough inspection to make sure your kitchen is ready to go. Then, you can rest easy knowing your stunning new kitchen is built to last and automatically includes a 30-year manufacturer warranty.
How Much Will a Full Kitchen Remodel Cost Me?
Everyone hates this answer, but it depends. No guaranteed formula or calculator can tell you how much a kitchen remodel will cost, and things can always change from the time you get your estimate to the final result. Because so many factors play a role in determining the end price of a new kitchen, we’ll try to paint a good picture of what ranges can look like in Minnesota compared to the national averages.
According to2020’s Cost Vs. Value report, the ranges for kitchen remodels in Minneapolis look a little something like this:
|Project Type||Job Cost||Resale Value||Cost Recouped|
|Minor Kitchen Remodel | Midrange||$26,666||$16,493||61.9%|
|Major Kitchen Remodel | Midrange||$74,311||$36,840||49.6%|
|Major Kitchen Remodel | Upscale||$146,702||$67,600||46.1%|
Of course, the factors that play into those costs include labor, materials, customizations, tearing down, levels of design, integrated lighting, and whether or not new appliances are being installed.
For a more accurate estimate and cost adjustment,contact Puustelli’s team, and we can discuss how we can make your dream kitchen a reality within your budget.