How Much Will My Kitchen Cost?
Use an architect's reality checklist to calculate approximate remodeling costs before any design work starts
San Francisco architect John McLean doesn’t like it when his clients are surprised by how much a kitchen project costs. So to keep them firmly rooted in reality from the outset, he developed a checklist that includes 24 categories that influence the cost of a kitchen, from structural changes to selecting appliances. Each category has five levels of complexity, that allow you to tailor a best-guess price for a project. The article includes a method for calculating the regional differences in the cost of construction.