1. Design and Planning: This is the first step to determine the scope of your kitchen remodel. You will either have to provide a design and general scope of work or you will need to hire a kitchen designer or architect to help draft plans for your new kitchen layout. They can help select cabinetry, countertops, flooring, lighting, and appliances that meet your needs and budget. The typical cost range for design services is $3,000 to $10,000 or more for a high-end remodel. At Temecula Construction we enjoy working alongside homeowners or designers.

2. Permits and Drawings: If you are making structural changes like knocking down walls or relocating plumbing and electrical lines, you will need the proper building permits and plans. Permit costs vary significantly based on the specifics of your project and local regulations. You can expect to pay between $500 to $3,000 or more for required permits. As a fully licensed general contractor we can help you navigate the permit process or we can handle everything. The cost of plans came also vary widely depending on the scope of work, ranging from $5,000-20,000.

3. Cabinets: High-quality custom cabinets are the most expensive component of a kitchen remodel. Premium wood species and customized storage options can cost $50,000 or more for a large high end kitchen. Semi-custom cabinets made of wood or laminate are a mid-range option for $20,000 to $40,000. This piece of the puzzle varies widely depending on how many bells and whistles are added to the design layout.

4. Countertops: High-end countertop options like marble, granite, porcelain or quartz are $50 to $200 per square foot installed depending on the edge detail, thickness, cost of slabs etc. So for a typical kitchen remodel you can expect to pay $5,000 to $20,000 or more for countertops.

5. Flooring: Premium flooring like hardwood, tile, stone or vinyl can cost anywhere from $10 to $30 per square foot installed. For a 200 sqft kitchen, that equates to $2,000 to $6,000 or more for flooring.

6. Appliances: A high-end appliance package with premium brands like Viking, Sub-Zero, and Miele can easily cost $30,000 or more for a full suite of appliances. A mid-range appliance package is $10,000 to $20,000.

7. Lighting: Task, ambient and accent lighting for a kitchen remodel can cost $5,000 to $10,000 or more depending on the fixtures and number of lights needed.

8. Labor: The labor cost to install a high-quality kitchen remodel is typically 50-65% of the total budget. For a $100,000 kitchen remodel, labor would be $50,000 to $65,000. Labor rates vary regionally, but typically range from $50-125/hr plus profit and overhead.

In summary, you can expect to pay $50,000 to $150,000 or more for a high quality kitchen remodel depending on the size of your kitchen, materials used and level of customization. The entire process can take 3 to 6 months for completion.

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