How Much does a Kitchen Reform Cost?
How much does a kitchen reform cost? We will explain the case that the cost is high and the points when reforming.
The kitchen that you stand on a daily basis is a place where the oldness, stains, and damage of the equipment are particularly noticeable, so many people may want to consider remodeling. Therefore, this time, we will introduce the cost of kitchen remodeling and the cases where the cost is high, and explain the points when remodeling.
Market price of kitchen renovation
The cost of renovation in the kitchen is often around 1 to 1.3 million yen, and it may seem a little expensive for renovation in a limited area. The price range depends on the style of kitchen, the grade and the content of the options, and choosing a modular kitchen can be expensive. Remodeling into the popular island kitchen may require a budget of more than 1.5 million yen due to the huge scale of construction work. Even if you choose something other than an island kitchen, the cost will generally be higher if you need to repaint the wallpaper or flooring.
There are various types in the kitchen
When remodeling the kitchen, decide what kind of kitchen it should be, taking into consideration the wishes of yourself and your family. There are so many types of kitchens, so let's start with the features of each.
Classification by installation method
The installation method is mainly divided into open type and wall-mounted type. The features of both are summarized in the table below.
Classification by style
The shape of the kitchen can be divided into 6 types: type I, type II, type L, type U, island type, and peninsula type. Again, let's look at the characteristics of each in the table.
What makes a kitchen remodeling expensive?
The cost of kitchen renovation depends largely on the environment around the kitchen. From here, we will explain the case where the renovation cost becomes high with a specific example.
When moving from place to place
The renovation cost will be higher if you move the location of the kitchen itself, such as when changing the kitchen attached to the wall to a open type. This is because additional work such as drainage pipes, exhaust ducts, and electrical wiring is required, so it may not be feasible for condominiums with limited work.
When the kitchen area is severely damaged
When renovating the kitchen, the parts that were previously hidden are often exposed, and if this part is damaged, repair work is required. Since you will remodel it into a new kitchen, few people use it while the walls are dirty, and repair costs may be incurred in addition to the prior estimate.
When remodeling to a small kitchen
If you want to remodel the kitchen smaller than you used to, you need to fill the holes and rewall the wallpaper after removing the kitchen. Even in such cases, in addition to the originally required renovation costs, expenses may be expensive and unexpected costs may be incurred.
Points for renovating the kitchen to be easy to use
The kitchen is not good because the equipment is expensive, but the ease of use depends on the size and shape of the room and the taste of the user. In order to make a kitchen that you can enjoy using, you should focus on the following two points.
Arrange the cooking flow
When designing the kitchen, it is important to place it in an easy-to-use place, keeping in mind the flow of the process of taking out food from the refrigerator and cooking it. It's inconvenient if the fridge is too far away from the cooking area, and you don't have to have a large kitchen if you have a few things to put in the kitchen.
Make the height of the counter and the width of the aisle suitable for you
It is said that the ideal height for the counter is "height ÷ 2 + 5 cm", so let's order the height according to it. If the height of people who mainly use the kitchen is 160 cm, a counter height of about 85 cm is ideal.
If the width of the aisle is about 80 to 90 cm when used by one person, there is a margin, but this also varies depending on individual differences such as physique. If there are many occasions when the kitchen is used by multiple people, or if you want to reduce the pressure when opening the storage, expand the aisle width to about 110 cm to make the kitchen easier to use.
The cost of remodeling the kitchen is generally about 1 to 1.3 million yen, but when changing to an OPEN type kitchen, additional wiring work and repair work are required, and the cost tends to be high. However, the shape and size of an easy-to-use kitchen vary depending on the purpose of the kitchen, the physique of the people who mainly use it, and the number of people. After organizing your own home ideals, ask an experienced remodeling company to make your kitchen easy to use.
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