Sweeten.com Releases 2021 Kitchen Renovation Costs for NYC

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Sweeten analyzes how remodeling materials, labor, and permit costs have changed for 2021. This guide details the most significant expenses for New York kitchen renovations. It will help you understand your options, while offering realistic guidance on both major expenses and hidden costs.

Kitchens continue to be the most commonly renovated room in the home. Smart upgrades can yield high returns on the investment upon the sale of a home.

Sweeten, a home renovation marketplace that partners with thousands of general contractors across the country, has detailed the most common New York City kitchen renovation expenses, including price guidance for renovations ranging from budget to high-end.

The pandemic has caused a backlog in the supply of many construction materials and fixtures. For homeowners interested in remodeling, it’s smart to quickly sign with a contractor to lock in material prices. Sweeten also advises locking in a start date on the contractor’s calendar. Waiting could lead to longer delays and even more severe price inflation on materials.

Some of the key findings in the guide include:

Permitting costs can be significant:

  • Plumbing permits: $2,000 – $5,000
  • Electrical permits: $900
  • Asbestos inspection: $500 – $1,000

Ancillary service costs depend on complexity:

  • Design or architectural service can represent 15-35% of the total cost of renovation
  • Average demolition costs are $4,000
  • Plumbing services typically $2,000 – $3,500, but can go much higher depending on the project scope and the condition of existing plumbing

Materials costs vary significantly with quality level. Sweeten calculated average costs for 9 different materials categories, including:

  • Cabinets can start as low as $130/linear foot, while the average is closer to $1000/linear foot for mid-grade quality
  • Countertops can start at $5/linear foot for budget materials, but go as high as $100/linear foot for high end materials

Access the full report here:

Sweeten compiled this guidance using a combination of its own proprietary data and data gathered from Remodeling.hw.net. Additionally, Sweeten reviewed this data with general contractors who have substantial NYC kitchen renovation experience.

Price guidance is always general, as each renovation presents unique challenges. Additionally, material and labor input pricing can change rapidly. This guide should be used for general research; It’s not a guarantee of pricing offered by Sweeten or any general contractor operating within the Sweeten network.

About Sweeten:
Sweeten brings homeowners a superior renovation experience, by personally matching trusted general contractors to each project, with a streamlined competitive bidding process, expert guidance, and $50,000 financial protection—at no cost to the homeowner. https://sweeten.com

For further information: press@sweeten.com

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