How Much Does a Home Depot Kitchen Cost? (2022)

If you had told me a few weeks ago that I’d be writing a post today about how much a Home Depot kitchen remodel costs, I never would have believed you.

Why? Because before we discovered a major issue with one of our kitchen cabinets that resulted in my husband and I spontaneously removing it from the wall one Saturday morning, a full kitchen renovation was definitely on the 10-year plan for us.

When we moved into our 1980s colonial a couple years ago, we knew we’d eventually want to renovate the kitchen. The cabinets are old, but at the time we believed the issues were just cosmetic. And then we discovered a sagging cabinet that was pulling away from the wall.

I’m not gonna lie: Part of me was ecstatic because there was a glimmer of hope that I’d get to ditch my 1980s oak cabinets much sooner than we’d planned. (Not real excited about, you know, paying for the remodel, but the universe seemed to be sending us a message so……)

Take a look at the cabinet that started this “well, maybe it’s time for a kitchen reno” conversation (if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already heard the saga on IG Stories):

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Anyway, our little cabinet snafu has resulted in us doing lots of research online and scheduling in-store appointments at both Home Depot and IKEA (so far) to discuss the kitchen remodeling process. We’re evaluating several options before we start any #demoday proceedings — if we even decide to go the renovation route, that is — and these are the first two appointments we’ve attended.


So I’m going to write a few posts for you detailing our experiences, along with my personal perspective on the pros and cons of pursuing a kitchen remodel with each company based on the information I gathered at those appointments.

Today’s post is — you guessed it — all about Home Depot. Here’s what we’ve learned about Home Depot and their kitchen remodeling process so far.

What’s the process for a Home Depot Kitchen remodel?

First things first: What’s the process for even starting to think about a kitchen remodel with Home Depot?

The first step in the kitchen remodeling process with Home Depot is to book an appointment with one of their in-store kitchen designers. You can do this in store, online, or over the phone. Don’t think you’ll just waltz into Home Depot on Saturday afternoon and be able to talk with someone — the consultations are done by appointment only, and there are very few consultants per store (at least that’s the case here in Northern Virginia).

Based on booking our appointment, the designer you’re matched with isn’t based on your specific design needs because those aren’t discussed at the time of booking — the only information you share is what you’re hoping to buy from Home Depot (e.g. cabinets, counter tops, appliances, etc). The designer you work with really comes down to who’s available on the day and time you want to come in. I’ve read elsewhere that you can request a specific designer at a Home Depot store if you know who you want to work with, but my assumption is that most people come into this process cold and don’t have a specific designer in mind (unless they’ve already worked with Home Depot on a previous kitchen or bath remodel).

A day or two before the appointment, we received an email reminder noting our appointment time and other items we should bring with us to the appointment. It also included questions we were supposed to consider ahead of time — basic stuff like “How old is your home?” and “What do you want to see in your new kitchen?”

What happens during the Home Depot kitchen remodeling in-store design consultation?

During our 45-minute appointment, our designer walked us through the Home Depot kitchen remodeling process from start to finish. This handout she gave us gives a concise overview of all the steps:

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During our meeting with the in-store designer, we first shared photos of our kitchen and measurements of our current cabinets and counter tops, and talked about all our kitchen hopes and dreams (well, maybe not all of them, but definitely the “please make this space better than the 1980s disaster it is now”). We told the designer that we wanted to work exactly within the existing layout to avoid having to repair or replace flooring, or making other modifications that would wind up causing the project to be more expensive. We also informed her we’d be keeping our fridge (we upgraded it last year) and our in-wall ovens (because what a pain in the butt that would be to take it all out). We also were willing to skip backsplash tile for now in order to keep costs down.

We then talked more about our budget. Because we weren’t planning on remodeling our kitchen quite this soon, we specifically told her we needed to stay around the $30K mark. She told us that might be tough but wasn’t completely impossible.

According to one of the many handouts she gave us, homeowners tend to spend about 10% of their home’s current value on a kitchen renovation. Personally, I hate benchmarks like that because they don’t take into consideration the age and condition of the home, the geographic location and what buyers in a certain area expect, or whether the homeowner is planning major structural changes. Based on this arbitrary “benchmark,” we were “supposed” to spend more than double what we were planning on a new kitchen. Not happening.

Once the budget talk was out of the way, our designer then showed us one line of cabinets that she thought were good quality but also pretty budget friendly. The downside: They were only available in standard-ish colors — like white, gray, and various wood tones. I had been toying with the idea of having light blue lower cabinets, but it looked like that wasn’t going happen if we chose this particular cabinet line.

She then asked us to browse the counter tops on display. I already knew I wanted quartz, so I chose a color based on those on display and she jotted it down. Then we talked about the appliances we’d need to replace — in our case, we need a new microwave, dishwasher, sink, faucet and cook top.

After we quickly chose cabinets, counter tops and a couple appliances on display, she created a cost estimate for us based on our selections, which also factored in the demo of our current kitchen (including removing a soffitt) and the installation of all the new stuff.

Here’s what the estimated breakdown looked like:

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What does a Home Depot kitchen cost?

Keep in mind this is for our kitchen and costs vary depending on the kitchen size, appliances and finishes you select. The total price of $30,570 included the following:

  • American Woodmark cabinets
  • Quartz counter top
  • New microwave
  • New cook top
  • New dishwasher
  • New sink (apparently Home Depot sometimes runs a promo where they’ll give you a free sink with the purchase of a new counter top, so this was technically scoped at $0)
  • Estimated labor costs for the demo and removal of our old items, and the installation of all the new materials

One thing it did NOT include was a back splash. This was extra we hadn’t priced in yet. Honestly, I was surprised at the cost when we were told it didn’t include a backsplash since that would be something we would definitely want to finish the kitchen.

Next up: The in-home measurement process

After we reviewed the estimated costs, we set up a time for an in-home measurement.

The process goes exactly how it sounds: someone comes to your house and measures your space to give the designer more accurate numbers so that she can create a layout and rendering of your new kitchen. Home Depot usually charges $99 for this, but they were offering a discount at the time of our appointment, so we paid $49.

The measurement process was pretty painless. We scheduled an appointment for the following week, and the person arrived on time and spent about 15 minutes measuring lots of aspects of our kitchen. Easy peasy.

What happens during the second Home Depot kitchen remodeling in-store design consultation?

We returned to Home Depot about a week later for our second in-store design consultation. During this meeting, the same designer we met with the first time pulled up the measurements that were taken, and pulled up a CAD program on her computer (in plain English, that means a computer-based program where she could “draw” out our new kitchen to show us a rendering of what it would look like) and started creating a suggested layout for our kitchen.

Now, we had originally talked about keeping the new layout exactly the same as our current one….but the more we chatted about that idea, the more it seemed like a decision we’d be bummed about in the long run. Our designer suggested that we go look in the flooring aisle (good thinking!) to find a hardwood that matched our current flooring — so that if/when we changed the location of cabinets or ditched our very annoying peninsula, we’d be able to install flooring where it didn’t previously exist and have the end result be pretty seamless.

Anyway, we decided we’d rather go with a kitchen island versus our current peninsula layout. And here’s where we landed:

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At that point, she updated our price estimate based on the exact configuration she had mapped out for us. Not gonna lie, I was impressed — it was within a few hundred dollars of her original estimate. (She could TOTALLY win the grand prize on The Price is Right.)

Our second consultation ended, and the next step was to schedule a second in-home measurement appointment so that someone could come back out to our home and ensure that the design that our designer created would indeed fit within our space.

We haven’t booked the second measurement appointment yet since we’re still evaluating options and deciding whether this is really the right time to move forward with a full kitchen renovation.

But here are some initial thoughts on Home Depot kitchen remodels based on what I’ve learned so far.

Pros and cons of a Home Depot kitchen remodel

We’ve now been to two in-store appointments to discuss plans for our new kitchen. Based on our experience so far, here are my thoughts on the pros and cons of choosing Home Depot for your kitchen remodel.


  • You benefit from the scale of Home Depot — meaning because they carry a limited selection of cabinets, counter tops, and other fixtures, they can (usually) offer you a good price on everything you need for a new kitchen. Sure, there’s plenty to choose from, but you are still limited to whatever is sold through Home Depot.
  • You can take advantage of sales at certain times of the year to save money on cabinets, counter tops, and/or appliances.
  • If something goes wrong during the design or renovation process, the work is backed by a big brand.


  • The kitchen designer never sets foot in your home.
  • You need to be (relatively) confident in your own design choices. While our designer suggested some cabinet and counter top combinations she thought we might like, she made it clear that she was an architect — not an interior designer — by trade. So if you’re looking for more hands-on interior design help in terms of mixing and matching cabinetry and finishes and everything in between, this might not be the best route for you.
  • You are required to purchase all materials for your renovation through Home Depot. For most people this might not be an issue, but if you have your heart set on something Home Depot doesn’t carry, that might pose an issue for you.
  • While the actual kitchen installation work is backed by a big brand, it is done by an independent contractor and you don’t get to choose which one to work with. This is the biggest wild card for me, I think — because even if you love your designer and the materials you’re purchasing, there’s really no guarantee that you’re getting the very best contractor to do the actual work in your home. Yes, we’d all like to think a reputable brand like Home Depot only works with top-notch contractors, but again…there’s no guarantee of that and you don’t have the freedom to research, vet, and choose the contractor you like best.

What do you think? Have you worked with Home Depot on any room remodels, or have you considered it? What was your experience like?

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How much should I pay for my kitchen? ›

The entire remodel should cost no less than 5% of the current value of the home - and no more than 15%. Prepare for the unexpected. 20% of your budget needs to be set aside for unexpected costs.

How long does it take Home Depot to install a kitchen? ›

Order and get it installed

Installation typically takes 2-8 weeks plus time to fabricate and deliver your cabinets, countertops and other materials, which varies depending on the customizations you select.

Is Ikea cheaper than Home Depot? ›

In terms of overall cost, IKEA's cabinets and Home Depot's stock Hampton Bay line were roughly the same. We got a higher-end trim of the IKEA cabinets, so they could potentially be cheaper — but we got a small kitchen's worth for about $1,600 total.

How much should I budget for new kitchen cabinets? ›

According to HomeAdvisor's latest stats, the price of new cabinets for an average kitchen can run anywhere from $2,000 to $26,000 — most projects range between $4,000 to $13,000 – depending largely on the type of cabinetry (custom, semi-custom or ready-made) and the material it's made of.

Which kitchen company is best? ›

9 Of The Best Kitchen Design Brands
  • Neptune. ...
  • IKEA. ...
  • DIY Kitchens. ...
  • Naked Kitchens. ...
  • Martin Moore. ...
  • Smallbone Of Devizes. ...
  • deVOL. ...
  • Wren Kitchens.

How much should a 10x10 kitchen remodel cost? ›

On average, a 10×10 kitchen remodel costs between $15,000 and $30,000 or $75 to $150 per square foot. Most homeowners spend around $17,280 and $32,803 or $80 to $200 per square foot.

How much does it cost to install 10x10 kitchen cabinets? ›

10x10 Kitchen Cabinets Cost

Homeowners spend between $2,800 to $6,500 on average to replace their kitchen cabinets of average quality in a standard 10x10 foot kitchen that has 20 linear feet of cabinetry.

Can you redo a kitchen for 5000? ›

You can remodel a small kitchen for as little as $5,000, if you're willing to do most of the work yourself. Consumer Reports' budget design includes all new appliances that won't break the bank.

How much does it cost to remodel a 12x12 kitchen? ›

12x12 Kitchen Remodel Costs

Renovating a 12x12 kitchen runs between $20,000 and $40,000. This is close to the standard size, which is between 150 and 175 square feet.

What is the most expensive part of a kitchen remodel? ›

The most expensive element of any kitchen remodel is usually the cabinets, which on average cost upwards of $15,000. In second place are new appliances, costing on average around $8,200. The countertops are the next greatest expense, generally costing just under $6,000.

How Can I Make My Home Depot cabinets look expensive? ›


What is the average price of an IKEA kitchen? ›

A typical IKEA kitchen costs $6,500-19,000 depending on your kitchen size, the type of cabinets, as well as other accessories and appliances you select. Most homeowners report spending $8,500-14,500 on a complete kitchen from IKEA.

How much does an IKEA kitchen cost installed? ›

This could lead to a bad installation if you don't know how to take the steps to shim or level correctly.” “Most of our customers hire someone to install their kitchen,” she adds. That bumps up the cost of course; IKEA's installation partner averages a cost of $2,600.

Should you put flooring under kitchen cabinets? ›

Installing flooring before your cabinets is the best choice for most hardwood floors. When professionals install floors then cabinets, it's easier to get everything to standard heights. It's also a safer installation process for your cabinets since you won't risk any damage to them as professionals install the floors.

How do I estimate the cost of kitchen cabinets? ›

Multiply the total square feet of cabinets you plan to install by the price per square foot of each of the products you selected. This gives you an approximate cost for each type of cabinet. Select the product that fits best within your budget and gives you money left over for installation.

What is the best 2022 kitchen? ›

Blues and greens

Rich blues and forest greens are predicted to be the most popular kitchen colours in 2022. "Wellness, sustainability and interiors with a distinct sense of personality have been prominent trends throughout 2021," says Tom.

What is the best brand for kitchen cabinets? ›

Best Kitchen Cabinet Makers of 2022
  • Best Overall: KraftMaid.
  • Best on a Budget: Ikea.
  • Best for High-End: Starmark Cabinetry.
  • Best for Customization: Wellborn Cabinet.
  • Best for DIY: CliqStudios.
  • Best Ready-to-Assemble: The RTA Store.
  • Best for European Style: Porcelanosa.
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Are Ikea kitchens any good? ›

“Fi, IKEA kitchens are lovely, they're good quality, they're affordable, but they take a lot longer to fit… think about your choice wisely.” First off I thought, were they just being very biased because IKEA instructions are a somewhat nuisance to read.

How much does it cost to remodel a 8x10 kitchen? ›

8' x 10' Kitchen Remodel Cost

An 8′ x 10′ kitchen costs between $8,000 and $20,000. A kitchen with these dimensions is 80 square feet (7.43 m²). This is also classified as a little kitchen. Galley-style kitchens are more common in this size range.

How much should a 10x20 kitchen remodel cost? ›

According to an annual construction cost survey by RemodelingOnline, a minor remodel of a 200-square-foot (10x20) kitchen averages $17,037-$19,366 nationwide; a mid-range major remodel including an island and other upgrades runs $50,860-$59,716; and an upscale remodel for the same size kitchen can be $103,529-$115,549.

How many cabinets are in a 10x10 kitchen? ›

How Many Cabinets Are In A 10×10 Kitchen? A standard 10×10 kitchen model includes 12 cabinets, two are exactly the same size and the other 10 are of different sizes. These 12 cabinets are always the same assortment of sizes in every model, ranging in size from 36” by 30” wall cabinets, to 18” wide base cabinets.

How much does it cost to install a kitchen countertop? ›

The average homeowner spends $3,086 on the cost of replacing countertops, with a typical range between $1,855 and $4,324. Depending on the project, it could cost as little as $400 or as much as $8,000.

How long does it take to install new kitchen cabinets? ›

A cabinet install normally takes two to three days. And, countertops take an additional two weeks from template to install. Long story short, a kitchen remodel timelines for a simple remove and replace typically spans six to eight weeks.

What is a 10x10 kitchen layout? ›

The 10x10 kitchen layout is a standard dimension that cabinet retailers use to help you estimate and compare the cost of new cabinets for your kitchen. The 10x10 represents the square footage of a kitchen, 100 square feet in total—the size of most small to average kitchen layouts.

How much should a 10x10 kitchen remodel cost? ›

On average, a 10×10 kitchen remodel costs between $15,000 and $30,000 or $75 to $150 per square foot. Most homeowners spend around $17,280 and $32,803 or $80 to $200 per square foot.

How much does IKEA kitchen installation cost? ›

“Most of our customers hire someone to install their kitchen,” she adds. That bumps up the cost of course; IKEA's installation partner averages a cost of $2,600. But confident DIYers have tackled the job successfully.

How much is a Kaboodle kitchen? ›

A Kaboodle flat pack kitchen can cost between $2,000 to $14,000. Expect to pay $5,000 on average for a Kaboodle kitchen. Minor alterations might be needed in the kitchen to fit, but the setup process is generally quick and straight forward.

How do I fund a new kitchen? ›

  1. Savings. It's always best to spend money you already have saved rather than take on more debt. ...
  2. Remortgage. If you have equity in your property, you can often remortgage to release the equity (or some of it) to finance your new kitchen. ...
  3. Profits from a house sale. ...
  4. Loan. ...
  5. Finance scheme. ...
  6. Credit card.
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First of all, a complete remodel from Home Depot will cost about $24,000 or more .. This will include the cost of cabinets and countertops, new appliances, consultation with the designer, and professional installation by a Home Depot certified contractor.. There’s more to remodeling your kitchen with Home Depot than purchasing the kitchen elements you need.. Remodeling your kitchen this way will likely cost the same when all expenses add up.. Kitchen Planning and Design. Cabinets: Home Depot offers 10 brands ranging from $55 to $310 ; IKEA has 48 styles available, ranging from $30 to $1,240. Both Home Depot and IKEA use independent contractors for kitchen installation.. Spending funds to hire a designer might save you the future cost of additional remodels later on.

Furthermore, Home Depot offers a free blueprint of the kitchen cabinets layout after you give them the measurements or let one of their representatives visit your site for measurements.. Custom cabinets require more time and effort, so the overall price can increase based on that.. These cost between $2 and $50.. This price is also included in the project cost.. Measuring the kitchen area is required before the installation.. However, for special-order or custom cabinets, the renovation work can require anywhere between 4 and 12 weeks.. Custom designs require additional time for manufacturing the boxes before the installation.. Consult your local Home Depot store for more information regarding the remodeling costs for the kitchen area to fit your custom cabinets beforehand.. Furthermore, keep track of the need for any permit acquisition on your part for the installation and assembly work, though the Home Depot professionals possess all the necessary paperwork needed for such work.

Home Depot provides us with many convenient services including installing our dishwasher.. Here you may ask, “ how much does home depot charge to install a Dishwasher ?”. The Dishwasher installation charge of Home depot varies from how kind of service you are taking from them.. For example, If you buy your dishwasher from Home Depot, it will cost you $99 to install.. For installing any kind of Dishwasher bought from Home Depot, you will have to pay $99 for installation.. We hope that you have got a satisfactory answer to the question, “ how much does home depot charge to install a dishwasher ?”.

So, if you own a $400,000 home, you should feel comfortable spending as much as $40,000 on kitchen upgrade costs.. In general, the average cost to upgrade all major kitchen appliances is about $3,750 considering an average kitchen remodel cost of $25,000 .. The average kitchen upgrade costs of having a backsplash installed are between $900 and $2,500.. An upgraded countertop can set the tone for your entire kitchen, which is why it’s one of the most popular kitchen upgrades.. The cost to redo a kitchen countertop depends mainly on what type of material you choose, but here are some popular options.. Small tasks, like painting cabinets and installing lighting, can be done by experienced DIYers and homeowners.


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