Beginning in March, most of the United States was restricted by stay at home orders that included closing all nonessential businesses including the Teknika Kitchens and Baths showroom. At the time I was worried that would be the end of kitchen remodeling until we were able to again open the doors of our showroom. After all, remodeling is more than just taking out cabinets and putting a new set back in; many decisions need to be made along the way and they need to be made in person between the kitchen designer and the client, often with samples between them.
The hardest part of determining a kitchen remodel in Philadelphia is estimating the custom kitchen cost. There is help. The good folks at Cost vs. Value do a national sweep of possible home projects and let us know by metro area the average cost of these projects. The Philadelphia metro area includes both the city and the immediate suburbs but does give us a good starting place on what to expect when you are remodeling to achieve your ideal custom kitchen.
The answer is expensive. Every year I like to update what it costs to remodel a bathroom in Philadelphia. I use Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value report. This report is updated every year around the country. I always look at the Philadelphia metro area costs. This includes the suburbs or Philadelphia and the city where costs do differ in terms of labor, with labor costs in Philadelphia being higher. However, we have found over the years that these costs are pretty accurate. There are two possible bath remodeling categories, midrange or upscale. Here are the details:
First let us define what a custom kitchen is so you know what you are getting for your money. A custom kitchen is composed of cabinets + appliances + countertops + backsplash +hardware +lighting that are custom fit to your kitchen dimensions to optimize how you use your kitchen + a custom look to optimize how you want your kitchen to look. How you get to there is usually with the help of a Kitchen Designer such as Teknika Kitchens and Baths. You need an expert to help you choose from all the options and to develop a functional (for you) custom kitchen that has your unique stamp. Unless you want to spend 3 years, working full time, finding and evaluating options, you will not be able to discover and assess what you need and want for your kitchen. That is why there are specialists.