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Portland Kitchen Remodel Ideas: 3 Examples to Help You Budget

Budgeting for a Portland kitchen remodel doesn’t have to be daunting, especially if you have an idea of what can drive prices, and what some comparable kitchen remodels cost on average. Here are 3 projects we’ve recently completed to help give you some ideas.

Main factors that can affect the cost of your remodel

You might think that square footage plays a big role in how much your Portland kitchen remodel will cost. To an extent, that’s true. A much larger space will likely be more expensive to remodel than a smaller one. But the driving budget factors in many remodels are the type of fixtures, finishes, and customizations you’re looking to do.

Here’s a look at 3 of our Portland kitchen remodels and how they fall on our Good-Better-Best scale.

For reference, Good means the products selected for the kitchen were high quality yet affordable, but there were fewer available customizations on them. For example, the choice of cabinets colors may have been limited.

The Better category also includes high quality product selections, along with more customization options.

The Best range means nearly unlimited customizations available; sort of the “if you can dream it, we can build it” category.

Portland Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Case Study 1

For each of our examples, we’ll include square footage (so you can see how it played into the overall cost), the types of work performed, and the total price.

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portland kitchen remodel
portland kitchen remodel ideas

Our first project falls in the Good category and came in at around 140 square feet. Our work included tearing out part of a wall, replacing all existing cabinets, countertops, and flooring, as well as installing a new backsplash and moving some electrical.

Square footage: 140

Final cost: $70,000

Portland Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Case Study 2

In this next example, the kitchen we worked on is in the Better category. This was a complete remodel with new cabinets, new countertops, new appliances and flooring, plus a new and much larger main window, along with extensive electrical work.

portland kitchen remodel ideas
portland kitchen remodel ideas

In this kitchen, the cabinet line we used had a lot more options when it came to wood species, stain color, and interior accessories. The countertops and mid-century style backsplash were also a bit more upscale and customized.

Square footage: 161

Final cost: $100,000

Portland Kitchen Remodel Ideas: Case Study 3

Our final kitchen remodel lands squarely in the Best category. It had a lot of customization in the cabinets, including detailed finishing and interior cabinet lighting. The cabinet drawer box motion was very smooth and the boxes themselves were furniture grade. The hardware was also more adjustable.

portland kitchen remodel ideas
portland kitchen remodel ideas

We also included some custom benches with storage, along with other high-end touches throughout.

Square footage: 232

Final cost: $135,000

Take aways

As you can see, your kitchen remodel can fall into a wide range of costs, but the main factors will likely come down to how much you’d like to spend on products, customizations, and finishes, rather than on sheer size alone.

For more Portland kitchen remodel ideas and to see some other projects we’ve worked on, check our Kitchens page.

Are you thinking about doing a kitchen remodel and aren’t sure where to start? We’re happy to discuss your project. Simply schedule a conversation with us!

Related Links

For more information on how to determine how a remodel may affect the value of your home and how to budget for remodels with confidence, check out the links below: