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You know that trends are seasonal and keep changing every year. But you know what else keeps changing periodically? Your tastes and preferences! Most people buy a home once but keep renovating it every few years. And the kitchen, being the room that receives the maximum footfalls, requires regular maintenance and renovation once every few years. But how much will it cost you to renovate your kitchen? We can help give you a detailed breakdown of the modular kitchen cost per sq. ft.
Before we get into the pricing, you need to first understand what are the primary elements that affect the cost of renovating your kitchen. Here are the main ones:
- Tiling (both floor tiles and wall tiles, also called backsplash)
- Kitchen sink
Your kitchen will require sturdy wiring to be able to support all the electrical appliances you will be placing there, like the refrigerator and microwave. Apart from this, you will also require wiring for lighting, exhaust fans etc. You can either opt for normal LED lights or jazz up the space with ambient and profile lighting. The cost of electricals is not something that we can estimate as it will largely be dependent on the location and the scope.
Once the electricals are done, it is time to make it look pretty! When we say paint, we mean the walls and ceiling, except the backsplash. You can use emulsion paint for your kitchen in the shade of your choice. The cost that we have mentioned includes both the cost of paint and labour.
Probably the most important element in your kitchen is cabinetry. When we say cabinets, we mean both the shutters and the carcass. Kitchen cabinets can account for a major portion of the modular kitchen cost per sq. ft. Kitchen cabinetry includes — lower cabinets, upper cabinets, drawers, tall unit, Tambor unit and any other storage modules. Not everyone requires all these storage units — it all varies based on your usage, requirement and space. The cost will depend upon both the shutter and carcass pricing, including the materials, finishes etc. For example, acrylic shutters for your cabinets will cost you more than laminate.
Next comes the kitchen countertops. When it comes to Indian kitchens and cooking, you need sturdy countertops to deal with the heat and stains. Based on your usage and requirement, you can choose from granite, quartz, marble, synthetic surface and more. The modular kitchen cost per sq. ft. will depend on the countertop material you choose. Once you measure the length of your countertop along the wall, you need to select the material.
When we say tiling for your kitchen, we don’t just mean the floor. Your walls will also require tiles for the backsplash. Before calculating the price of tiling, you need to first measure the floor area and length of the wall. Measure the entire kitchen floor, both length and width, and add 5 to 10% extra for wastage of tiles during installation. Similarly, measure the length and height of the entire wall that will get the backsplash, from the countertop to the upper cabinets. This will give you the total area required for tiling.
#6: Kitchen Sink
Whether you want a single sink or a dual one will depend on two factors — the available space and your usage. The same goes for the size of the sink. Some sinks come with an attached vegetable bowl for washing your veggies. The modular kitchen cost calculator of a sink includes not only the sink itself but also the faucet and plumbing.
#7: Modular Kitchen Accessories
Considering the amount of time we spend in the kitchen, it goes without saying that this room should be as comfortable and well designed as possible. Here are the main modular kitchen accessories that you must have for your own convenience and comfort.
- Cutlery trays
- Thali baskets
- Spice pull-outs
- Corner solution
- Detergent rack
To know how much these accessories will affect your modular kitchen cost per sq. ft., read this.
To know the total modular kitchen cost per sq. ft. after renovation, just add the total of everything that we have mentioned and make changes as per your own requirements.
While this article tells you the cost of renovating your kitchen, the following guide will give you a full picture of kitchen costing.
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