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How Much Does A Luxury Kitchen Remodel Cost?

March 19, 2021 | Category: Design Tips | Author: Luciana Fragali

Every new year brings fresh beginnings. This is certainly true with the approach of 2021, in so many important ways, both nationally and globally. The new year is traditionally a time to embrace new trends, styles, and attitudes, in culture as well as design. Kitchen renovation and remodel projects reflect these trends as well, and predictions of what’s in store for 2021 range far and wide.

What better way to welcome 2021 than with a new kitchen? Trending design elements for kitchens this new year include everything from pendant lighting and two-tiered islands, to gold accents with black walls and cabinetry. Some ideas aren’t new but are predicted to gain in popularity. We could also see more dark glossy countertops paired with white cabinets, while warm tones and stained cabinets seem to be making a comeback.

Trends aside, the common thread running through every kitchen renovation or remodel is to create a relaxing, functional, pleasing space that works for you, whatever your personal style.

Luxury Kitchen Remodel South Florida

There is nothing quite like stepping into a beautifully designed kitchen. Sleek surfaces. Professional grade appliances. Handcrafted made-to-order custom cabinets. Exquisite fixtures, lighting, and hardware selections.

Kitchen remodels can be stressful, especially when you are dealing with color schemes, plumbing, millions of hardware options, and even more appliance features. It is always imperative to work with a skilled professional who has extensive experience in the kitchen remodeling world.

One of the first questions any professional remodeling service will ask is – What is your budget?

On average, a luxury kitchen remodel in the South Florida area will cost approximately $85,000 – $200,000.

Below, we have broken down the approximate costs of a luxury kitchen remodel by Appliances, Cabinets, Remodel Labor, Materials, and Additional Costs. The total expense will depend on the size of the space, the quality of the materials, and whether you want to change the layout of the room or keep the existing footprint. The material selection process is a balance of wants vs. needs and that and added benefit of working with Design Solutions is having thousands of resources at their fingertips to help you stay within budget.


Let’s talk about professional grade appliances! Our favorites at DS include Sub-Zero and Miele Appliances, Design Solutions has access to the top-of-the-line products as well as an insight on luxury appliance trends. When talking about “true luxury” in the kitchen, we always incorporate integrated appliance panels which match your cabinets – otherwise known as “built-ins”.

Standard Kitchen Appliance Packages for an average-size South Florida kitchen range from $20,000 -$35,000.

Standard packages typically include options for the following: refrigerator, range, double ovens, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, etc. Nevertheless, if you have a LARGE kitchen that you are looking to add the top-of-the-line products to, the price for appliances can be upwards of $70,000.

Break down estimates:

  • Refrigerator $10,000
  • Range $15,000
  • Dishwasher $2,000
  • Microwave $1,000
  • Miele Coffee Maker $4,200


At Design Solutions we tend to design and order for you only the finest hand crafted made-to-order custom cabinets. Solid wood doors, gliding soft-close drawers, velvety smooth finishes, and custom features are all essential to a luxury kitchen aesthetic.

Approximate cabinet costs:

  • Small kitchens: $25,000 to $30,000 (low-end cabinets)
  • Medium kitchens: $45,000 to $70,000
  • Large kitchens: $200,000

Overall, for a luxury South Florida kitchen cabinet, the cost is approximately $45,000 to $70,000.


Do you like the current layout of your kitchen? Are you simply wanting to upgrade and update your kitchen’s “look”? The labor cost would be approximately $20,000 for minor upgrades.

Are you looking to completely remodel your kitchen layout (move walls, replace plumbing, and add gas)? Do you want to create a completely new and refreshed room? The labor cost would be approximately $100,000.

On average, the cost for labor during a kitchen remodel is approximately $40,000.

MATERIALS (Floors, Lighting, Plumbing, Countertops, Hardware)

FLOORING: Flooring is the foundation of any beautiful room – of course, this concept applies to the kitchen, as well! In 2019, moving into 2020, our team has seen wood floors as a popular trend.

Approximate costs for flooring:

  • Wood flooring: $10,000
  • Tile flooring: $5,000

BACKSPLASH: We love backsplashes because of the personality they can bring to a kitchen.

Approximate costs for backsplash depending on size/quality of material:

  • Backsplash: $1,500 – $3,000

COUNTERTOPS: An essential component to the overall kitchen design is the countertop. It is where the action takes place! Countertops set the foundation for kitchen decor and set the tone for the overall space. The waterfall edges, the options of honed vs. polished, veining – when you start researching options there is a lot of opportunity to be creative with your countertops.

2020 Countertop Trends: Our team has seen a lot of quartz and quartzite (natural stone) over the past few years, but the current trend for 2020 is porcelain countertops.

Approximate costs for countertops depending on size/quality of material:

  • Countertops: $12,000 to $18,000

Plumbing, hardware, and lighting approximate costs: $6,000.

  • Plumbing: $3,000
  • Lighting: $3,000

Materials total: $30,000


As any home design service, there are additional costs such as taxes, freight fees, delivery, design support and project management. These costs average approximate 25% of the overall design project cost.

Approximate additional costs: $12,000 to $20,000.

Overall kitchen estimate breakdown

  • Appliances: $20,000 to $35,000
  • Cabinets: $45,000 to $70,000
  • Remodel: $40,000
  • Materials: $30,000
  • Tax/Freight/Delivery + Design Support & Project Management: $12,000 to $20,000

Overall Approximate Kitchen Renovation Cost: $147,000 to $200,000

As we said before, a luxury kitchen remodel can be a demanding process; therefore, our team has tried to simplify this process by offering a turnkey luxury kitchen design service. We determine your style, design preferences, and lifestyle needs in order to bring your dream kitchen to life.

Our average timeline for a Kitchen Source remodel project is approximately 10 to 12 weeks.

Click here to find out more about our overall design process , and contact us to start the first step of your South Florida luxury kitchen remodel.

With love

About Luciana Fragali

Guided by a passion for design and architecture Luciana Fragali first pursued her studies in architecture and interior design in her native Brazil and later received a degree in interior design at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute before launching her design firm, Design Solutions, in 2005. Luciana Fragali, who has owned Miami-based Design Solutions for 15 years, has completed over 400 high-end residential and commercial projects to date. As such she has a unique set of influences from which her sophisticated, sumptuous, and refreshing brand has blossomed.

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