​How much does a kitchen renovation cost in Victoria, BC?

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Some kitchen renovations may cost as little as $18,000 and some may cost $150,000 or more.

This information likely doesn’t help you much at all.  At the worst it is misleading, and at best probably confusing to you.

Your real questions are likely quite different

“What is the dollar value I can comfortably invest in my kitchen renovation?”

“What can I expect to get for that investment?”

“How do I know if my investment will give me the kitchen I need, want, or even dream about?”

…so we need to share costs with you differently

…helping you to:

Understand our process….

Green pastel kitchen island with industrial lighting and light wood flooring

See it…

Check out the images of some current projects below.  These are examples of current work, at different price points.  The differences are driven by the condition of the existing kitchen as well as the look and functionality desired by our clients.

Like it…

Liking really comes down to personal choice.  All our projects are customized and personalized for our clients.  If you “like this but not that”…we can change it to suit your needs and taste. The examples do help to focus thinking about what you may like…or dislike.

Understand it…

Price is driven by the size, construction factors such as load bearing or non-load bearing walls, number of cabinets, type of cabinets (eg. drawers are much more expensive than doors), finishes, appliances (full replacement packages for all appliances can range from an economical $8,000 to $40,000 for high end appliance packages), type of flooring, countertop requirements, etc.

A fully fitted kitchen requires many kinds of expertise, including electrical,  plumbing, and gas hookups; cabinet fitting; counter, sink and backsplash installation; and appliance connections. These tasks require patience and meticulous attention to detail for flawless results.

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Afford it…

The prices attached to the kitchens shown are the result of totally personalizing both what the kitchen looks like and what the clients were prepared to invest in their kitchen renovation.  That’s why we spend a lot of time helping clients to allocate budgets for their projects.  Few people understand the costs of what goes into any kitchen renovation.  It’s our job to show you what your investment will buy or conversely what it will cost to get exactly what you need, want and dream about.  Maybe you can afford everything you want – maybe you need to compromise somewhere – your decision – we can help you stay in your comfort level around costs.

We absolutely loved working with Sherry, Dana and the rest of the team on our new open concept kitchen and living space. From start to finish, they were professional and a real pleasure to have around. They got to know us, listened carefully to our ideas, and designed a space that is both beautiful and practical and reflects our family, the character of our 70’s house and our needs (i.e. a durable space for growing teens). They brought this design to life within the estimated time frame and on budget. We love the quality of the craft work and the unique design features. We highly recommend this team!

- Kim and Darren

Typical Kitchen Renovation Projects by Make It Real Design 

 

It is easy to see why we have 3 kitchens that range in price from $65,000 to $125,000.  It all depends on what exists in your space currently and you want to change.

Here are the examples…

See it…

Like it…

 

Understand it.

  • Functionality upgrades – engineering for full and partial wall removal, electrical, plumbing, workflow/layout, appliances
  • In-home, collaborative design and material selection guidance
  • Customization – lighting, cabinets, open shelving, pantry, countertops, backsplash
  • Purchasing, delivery & install
  • Provision of all trades
  • Coordination, management & oversight

Changes

  • Full & partial wall removal to create a wide galley style layout – improves traffic flow.
  • Custom birch cabinets & pantry, slim shaker doors, custom Benjamin Moore Paint, black rectangular hardware, custom oak floating shelves, hand formed tile, brass wall sconces create a feature wall in a small space.
  • New quartz countertops
  • Counter depth fridge and new dishwasher relocated but the stove, sink and brass faucet in original location
  • New luxury vinyl plank floor in oak colour – throughout kitchen and into eating area.

 

 

Afford it.  $64,000 and above but could be much less or more. How?

 

  • Reduce quality and cost – by keeping footprint/walls/windows in original locations.
  • Using pre-manufactured MDF cabinets.
  • Budget friendly hardware.
  • Shelving from Big Box stores.
  • Subway backsplash tile.
  • Replace medium grade quartz countertop with builder grade or laminate.
  • Builder grade tile on floor.
  • Increase size, scope, quality and cost – with new French Patio doors, upscale appliances and quartz or stone countertops.
  • Anthracite sink, adding custom internal space saving organization systems in cabinets.

 

A kitchen renovation can cost a little or cost a lot. It is all about relevance for you. Our approachable and relevant pricing is based on your investment comfort. We can help you allocate your budget based on your needs, wants and kitchen dreams.

 

See it…

Like it…

Understand it…

  • Achieve a partial open plan that visually and physically improves connection with the kitchen, dining room, patio and sunroom
  • Remove a full wall and a partial wall. New engineered beams flush with ceiling
  • Relocate windows, relocate existing patio doors, entrance to patio, relocate appliances. New engineered headers
  • Electrical, plumbing, workflow/layout
  • In-home, collaborative design and material selection guidance
  • Customization – lighting, cabinets, open shelving, bar, countertops, backsplash & tile feature
  • Purchasing, delivery & install
  • Provision of all trades
  • Coordination, management & oversight.

Changes

  • Change the kitchen aesthetic from cramped 90’s eclectic to coalesce with the rest of the home’s Mid Century Modern construction and style.
  • Walls, door, windows, cabinets, appliances and bar were relocated within existing footprint of existing kitchen and dining rooms.
  • Custom birch cabinets & bar, with wood veneer finish on slab style doors, custom internal space saving organization systems in cabinets.
  • Custom solid wood floating shelves, hand made tile, re-used appliances
  • New quartz countertops, new lighting
  • Sink relocated
  • New terrazzo style floor tile throughout kitchen and dining room.

 

Afford it. $85,000 and above but could be much less or more. How?

  • Reduce quality and cost – by keeping footprint/walls/windows in original locations.
  • Using pre-manufactured MDF cabinets.
  • Budget friendly hardware.
  • Shelving from Big Box stores.
  • Plain subway backsplash tile.
  • Replace medium grade quartz countertop with builder grade or laminate.
  • Builder grade tile on floor.
  • Increase size, scope, quality and cost – with new French Patio doors, upscale appliances and quartz or stone countertops.
  • Anthracite sink.
  • Adding custom internal space saving organization systems in cabinets.

 

A kitchen renovation can cost a little or cost a lot. It is all about relevance for you. Our approachable and relevant pricing is based on your investment comfort. We can help you allocate your budget based on your needs, wants and kitchen dreams.

See it…

Love it…

Understand it…

  • Change the aesthetic and functionality from a cramped, isolated kitchen/diner and separate living room to a contemporary open plan that works for a busy family hub as well as a dream entertainment space for large get togethers
  • Full wall removal engineered beams flush with ceiling
  • In-home, collaborative design and material selection guidance
  • Customization – lighting, cabinets, open shelving, bar, countertops, backsplash & tile feature
  • Purchasing, delivery & install
  • Provision of all trades
  • Coordination, management & oversight.

Changes

  • Wall between the kitchen and living room was removed. Complete gut and rebuild of the kitchen.
  • Double islands – a large work counter with sink, double dishwashers, pull out microwave, pull out drawers and counter height seating area plus secondary island incorporating both a dropped table with chair seating and counter height seating – family life and entertainment space
  • Fully customized cabinets incorporating internal space saving organization systems, open and closed storage pieces, coffee bar, beverage cooler, wine cooler, pantry, & bar
  • Custom designed and handmade tile in the feature wall with coordinating wall paper feature in bar area
  • High end, large capacity appliances – double wall ovens with full range, custom exhaust hood
  • 24 inch white porcelain floor tiles.
  • Fully coordinated lighting and furniture

Afford it. $125,000 and above but could be much less or more. How?

  • Reduce quality and cost – reduce the size and incorporate ideas into a standard kitchen.
  • Single island.
  • Remove wall ovens.
  • Beverage and wine coolers.
  • Budget friendly appliances.
  • Using pre-manufactured MDF cabinets.
  • Budget friendly hardware.
  • Shelving from Big Box stores.
  • Plain subway backsplash tile.
  • Replace medium grade quartz countertop with builder grade or laminate.
  • Builder grade tile on floor.
  • Increase size, scope, quality and cost.
  • Upgrade with integrated appliances, drawer dishwashers, drawer refrigeration, warming drawers, plumbed coffee machine, additional glass cabinet doors,
  • Upgrade lighting fixtures and furniture.

A kitchen renovation can cost a little or cost a lot. It is all about relevance for you. Our approachable and relevant pricing is based on your investment comfort. We can help you allocate your budget based on your needs, wants and kitchen dreams.

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Victoria, BC, and Surrounding Areas including Oak Bay

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