Ideas to Upgrade this kitchen?

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How much would I be looking at to do an open concept Kitchen.

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  • Franklinrawley Franklinrawley on Aug 14, 2018

    depends on what you want, but you can easily spend $20K to $40K with no problem.

  • 33499099 33499099 on Aug 15, 2018

    We took a wall out between our kitchen and living area and made it an open area. It all depends if the wall you are wanting to take down is a bearing wall. Our's wasn't and we took it down ourselves and did a lot of the manual labor ourselves. Just depends how much work you're willing to do. If it's a bearing wall then you're talking quite a bit of money to put a beam up for support.

  • SusieQ SusieQ on Aug 15, 2018

    Take down the French Doors. Replace the light fixture. Put some lighting on cabinet tops

  • Dee Dee on Sep 17, 2018

    Be sure to get a contractor out to see if that wall is load bearing. If it is that is what will cost a bunch. A continuous beam must be put up so your roof wont cave in.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 17, 2018

    From the picture this kitchen looks new. The colors are modern, the wide millwork and the tucked in fridge are current very desirable decor trends. It certainly does not look to me like it needs any upgrading. Do you mean updating it so it is more open-concept instead of separate from the other rooms?


    Keep in mind that if you take down the wall with the French doors, you will have to accommodate the fridge elsewhere, and your new design will have to compensate for the loss of the cupboards. Also, open spaces are noiiser and are more expensive to heat and cool (either warm enough, or cool enough) as compared with smaller rooms.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 17, 2018

    If you have any water pipes, HVAC fittings, or electrical wiring inside the wall that you want to take out, the renovation will cost much more than if the wall is empty inside, as all of the above will have to be rerouted through the floor, through the ceiling, or nearby walls.


    The additional cost in labour and materials will include likely undoing part of the ceiling or flooring, then refinishing all areas, including the gaps where the wall once used to be, so that it blends in the 'old' with the 'new'.

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