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Ask the Expert: What’s the best way to work within a budget on a remodel?


When you are remodeling or designing your new kitchen, you may have several questions as you work your way through the process. Seigle’s designers are experts and would love to help you out! In this series, we will be taking your excellent questions, and our skilled team members will provide answers based on their years of experience.

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Today we wanted to talk about a topic that comes up at the very beginning of the remodel process: budgets. Seigle’s designer and sales consultant Tracey Paulson answers the early budgeting question below.


Q. I am considering remodeling my kitchen, but I need to work within a budget. How do I know if you can meet my budget?

TraceyA.  Seigle’s Cabinet Center offers many different lines which allows us to meet each of our customers’ budgets and needs. We work with everything from stock cabinet lines to semi-custom to custom lines. 

Key to maximizing your dollars is meeting with one of our experienced cabinet designers who know how to guide you to make the best use of your budget. We also will ease the process for a smooth kitchen/bath design experience.

To give you an idea of where to start thinking about a budget: An average medium-priced kitchen remodel (not including installation) will cost somewhere between $5,000 to $10,000. A small project can cost as little as $2,500. And a full gut, top-of-the-line remodel can cost around $25,000.

But every project is unique. The best way to get started, whether you have an idea of the size of your project or not, is to visit a sales center and talk with one of our designers. We love to hear about your ideas for your home, what you’d like to improve, what you envision for the end result, and then to talk to you about what it will take to get there. That’s what we’re here for!


Thank you, Tracey, for the helpful response!

Interested in getting started on your kitchen remodel? Make an appointment at your nearest Seigle’s today!

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Do you want more expert answers? We’ve previously asked:

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How big should an overhang be on an island or breakfast bar?

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What is the best way to design corner cabinets?

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