6 Beautiful Kitchen's for a Variety of Budgets

When building a new kitchen, or remodeling one, the first step is determining your budget, and the second step is figuring out how your budget will be spent. We've set up a quick guide to help you determine what your budget will be, and some suggestions to fit each financial plan. Learn how to mix and match your options (both functional and stylistic), explore our favorite kitchen packages, and get inspired to create the kitchen of your dreams.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association: Try not to spend more than 15 percent of the value of your home on a kitchen project.
According to Consumer Reports: A typical remodel should designate 20 percent of your budget for labor, and the remaining 80 percent for supplies.
Bundle and Save

This simple kitchen features the Frigidaire four piece appliance package. It covers all of your bases and purchasing them in a package cuts the cost. Another smart option is a Build.com exclusive Smart Kit featuring a beautiful Moen faucet paired with a sturdy granite sink from Blanco - another money saving bundled option. A stylishly simple pendant will add the the right amount of design to the room without breaking the bank, tasteful cabinet hardware adds just a little flair, and finally the Miseno maple hard hardwood flooring is the finishing touch this kitchen needs.

Total approximate cost: $7,220 (not including cabinets and countertops)

Shop this kitchen here: http://www.build.com/favorites/frigidaire-simple-stainless-kitchen-42936
Add Style While Sticking to the Basics

This kitchen is all about adding more style, but still fitting within a lower budget by opting for a less expensive option on the flooring. The featured GE appliances are not part of a bundled package, allowing for more personalized options. The bridge faucet from Kohler is a fun choice that won't break the bank, and looks amazing with the practically priced Miseno sink. Add a more adventurous lighting choice, like a funky-chic Quoizel drum pendant, stylish cabinet pulls from Top Knobs, and a beautiful backsplash for even more flair. Instead of splurging for hardwood flooring, this option from Delacora has all the visual appeal of wood, but is cost efficient (and low maintenance!) because it is actually tile.

Total approximate cost: $9,080 (Not including cabinets and countertops)

Shop this kitchen: http://www.build.com/favorites/ge-slate-gray-kitchen-42930
Even More Style, Even More Function

This kitchen merges form and function throughout. The Frigidaire appliances are uniquely selected to fit the needs of this kitchen, and the Frigidaire range hood is powerful yet beautiful. The stunning Delta faucet stands out when paired with the beautiful and functional stainless steel farmhouse sink with a deep basin from Kohler. With this budget you can upgrade from on lighting source to two. The pendants from Minka Lavery are dimmable, allowing the perfect amount of light to be directly focused on the kitchen island, while recessed lighting illuminates the rest of the room. The cup pulls create easy open drawers, and the cabinet knobs are the perfect accent for cupboards. All paired with beautiful solid hardwood flooring from Delacora make this an ideal middle budget option for your kitchen.

Total approximate cost: $12,520 (not including cabinets and countertops)

Shop this kitchen: http://www.build.com/favorites/frigidaire-modern-elegance-kitchen-42946
A Little Thrifty, A Lot of Luxury

This kitchen creates low-budget luxury by combining a less expensive appliance package with some truly luxurious accents. The four piece GE kitchen package offers incredible options but saves you more than 20%. This leaves room in your budget for a beautiful Kohler faucet, and a gourmet sink from Elkay. The Daltile glass backsplash adds personality, and the Miseno oak hardwood flooring helps brighten an otherwise dark room. Everything is pulled together by the stunning lighting featuring three lighting sources: the Kichler Moxie single tier chandelier is sure to wow, recessed lighting brightens the entire room, and under cabinet lighting adds the perfect style accent.

Total approximate cost: $14,080(not including cabinets and countertops)

Shop this kitchen: http://www.build.com/favorites/ge-warm-and-natural-kitchen-42977
Treat Yourself

This kitchen is all about luxury. The individually selected Electrolux appliances offer best-in-class features, and the convenience of a high-performance trash compactor. The Kohler faucet works beautifully when paired with a Rohl sink made of fireclay, which is arguably the most durable material ever created for a sink, but also environmentally friendly, recyclable, and lead free. The under cabinet lighting perfectly illuminates the tile backsplash, is accented by three beautiful Thomasville pendants. the cabinet pulls from top knobs are inspired by postmodern architectural details to deliver a sophisticated look, and the Delacora acacia solid hardwood flooring is a luxurious touch.

Total approximate cost: $18,450

Shop this kitchen: http://www.build.com/favorites/electrolux-clean-white-kitchen-42983
Everything Plus the Kitchen Sink

This kitchen has it all, from luxury appliances featuring a total of three ovens, to one of the most beautiful sinks. The Electrolux appliances deliver the latest in technology with Wave-Touch controls, Perfect Temp Drawers, Luxury Close, and more. The Kohler double basin enameled cast-iron sink is a force to be reckoned with that resists scratches, chips, and burns, and the Rohl pre-rinse faucet combines Italian influences with American ingenuity to be the utmost of luxury. Add true beauty with Delacora marble tile, and light it all up beautifully by using three light sources: recessed lighting, under cabinet lighting, and statement lighting like the Hubbardton Forge Cirque chandeliers. Another upgrade option is to add additional appliances such as a wine cooler, beverage cooler, or ice maker: perfect for entertaining.

Total approximate cost: $24,160

Shop this kitchen: http://www.build.com/favorites/electrolux-wide-open-kitchen-42989
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  • Nan Nan on Oct 22, 2014
    Thanks so much for the inspiration! You did SUCH a beautiful job and the kitchen looks like it was done by a professional designer. Maybe you've found your true calling! Lol!

  • SoldBySherryP SoldBySherryP on Jul 12, 2015
    Truly Patricia, it is spectacular while still keeping a welcoming feel to it. Great job!