How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Kitchen?

I flip a lot of houses and buy many rentals. My costs are lower than what the costs for most people would be, but I go over what my costs are on this kitchen, and what someone else’s might be if they are not a house flipper.

You can also see a more detailed article on how much it costs to repair a house here: https://investfourmore.com/2014/11/03/much-cost-fix-repair-house/

I also go over it all in a video as well: https://youtu.be/qMQR0v9cako

This kitchen cost us about $6,800 to remodel including:
Cabinets: $2,000
Counters: $250
Appliances: $950
Flooring: $200
Sink/Faucet: $350
Backsplash: $400
Paint: $500
Misc parts: $150
Labor: $2,000

Total: $6,800

For someone else to remodel their kitchen the materials will be more expensive depending on if they have a Home Depot pro account or not. The labor could be more expensive depending on the contractor as well. You can always go crazy with high-end cabinets or appliances too.

I see people spending $50,000 on a kitchen and know it could have been done so much cheaper and look just about the same. Even if you put granite in, or get upgraded cabinets, you should be able to make a very nice kitchen for $20,000 or much less with some planning.

You can see the entire before video on this houses here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WADF2Bvehj4

You can see the after video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iis8kf2oQA&t=2s

You can see the progress on my 16 active house flips here: https://investfourmore.com/flips

50 Comments

  1. Clever User Name on July 7, 2020 at 3:47 pm

    I don’t know how attached you are to Home Depot, but Lowe’s will install most appliances. (Just not dishwashers or certain ranges.) But they do ranges, fridges, washers& dryers. Installation is free with the purchase. I’ve always heard Home Depot just drops it off. If you prefer not to use Lowe’s, can you tell me the advantages or Home Depot instead? Minus the discount. That might sound sarcastic, but I’m genuinely asking for the future lol.

  2. Lisa B on July 7, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    This is the nicest kitchen I have seen you do. I don’t like the cheap counter tops though because of the back edge.

  3. Lil Bit ToTr on July 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    Why dont you show step by step. Not after everything is done.? Hello.?!

  4. Sterling Gardner on July 7, 2020 at 3:52 pm

    You need a show on 📺

  5. king troy on July 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    Everything looks great except the countertops ive used them they last 2 years

  6. TonyKnockOff on July 7, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    That stove looks so bad. Imagine having to reach over a very hot surface just to turn it off.

  7. Daphne Van Zant on July 7, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Great kitchen. Granite is overrated anyways

  8. Dave S on July 7, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Mark Ferguson – InvestFourMore
    I just used Hampton Bay from Home Depot for the flip I just finished up.
    The ones I used was a Shaker style. Nice looking but not soft close.
    Cost was cheap as well. Hampton Bay is made in Front Royal Virginia.

  9. Cardell Stewart on July 7, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    do you guys have a remodeled kitchen with a W/D in it?

  10. Georgia Smith on July 7, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    A nightmare from the 70s before

  11. dman smith on July 7, 2020 at 3:58 pm

    This is why I hate builders and bought my own diy. They always put the cheapest finishes and cut corners where they can to save a buck and make more money on their investment.

  12. Sue W on July 7, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Did you do all the labor yourself? Which parts did you install?

  13. califdad4 on July 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    I bought these cabinets at Home depot for my laundry room, look good, going to get more to match for the other side of the room soon. Curious, my kitchen window has a window sill , this kitchen window doesn’t look like it does?

  14. Tanya O'Brien on July 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    What color are the walls? What’s the name of the color

  15. Kayla Samantha on July 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Damn kitchens are expensive

  16. walter petersen on July 7, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    What are the requirements for the pro account you mentioned with Home Depot? Starting my first flip this month.

  17. Julianna Styles on July 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm

    Great info!!
    I JUST shared our DIY KITCHEN MAKEOVER on a BUDGET!
    We literally saved HUNDREDS by DIYing!!

  18. anne smith on July 7, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    Like the new kitchen it look great…

  19. K P on July 7, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    It looked better before 🤣

  20. Beth Merryfield on July 7, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    I would do a rolling island in the kitchen if I bought this home.

  21. Scent Throw Aromatherapy on July 7, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Awesome video! Looking for ideas for a kitchen remodel. Your “before” is the same layout as my current and your transformation is exactly my vision! (With a few tweaks 😊) Thanks so much for the post. 👍🏻

  22. Vic da G on July 7, 2020 at 4:10 pm

    I hate that the soffits were kept. They could have been removed to increase cabinet space and create a more modern look. I agree that the backsplash wasnt needed.

  23. BC 12 on July 7, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    I hate laminate countertops.

  24. big matt on July 7, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I wonder if it’s worth buying a fixer upper to eventually live in. I see a lot of homes in the Omaha area that need work, most are between 60 to 80k

  25. Ashley J on July 7, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Very informative, thanks for sharing. New Sub

  26. Kinixys3 on July 7, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I’m always amazed how he is able to get stuff done so cheaply yet done pretty well. I can’t hire anyone here in Chicago. They give me insane quotes and I tell them to get lost and do what I can myself. I just recently tried to hire someone to replace my front door, just a simple no sidelite door, and they quoted
    me $3300 and I threw them out.

  27. Timothy Kelley on July 7, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    We’re currently looking for a home, and one of the requirements is enough cabinet room. If it had a peninsula I’d be interested. The lack of peninsula would make me say no thanks. It’s either lots of cabinets or a pantry. I don’t see a pantry.

    I personally would rather buy a home with an outdated kitchen so I could put in a different countertop and shaker cabinets.

  28. D. w on July 7, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Hey Mark, I noticed that cabinet and counter top on the right hand side seems to be going into the refrigerator opening. What is your opening size for the refrigerator ? Will the counter top interfer with the refer door function? Maybe you have checked this out already and it works fine. I also noticed that the wall cabinet on left is longer than the soffit. This is one of the biggest problems I’ve seen with using "semi-custom cabinets" from the big box stores. They don’t always fit the way that custom cabinets do. Other than that, the kitchen looks great.

  29. Brigitte Cartrette on July 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Can you PLEASE tell me what color the paint is and which flooring laminate you used from Home Depot? I really like the color of the walls.

  30. Jessica April on July 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Looks very old and frumpy.I thought the new kitchen was the before

  31. Anselm Tamasang on July 7, 2020 at 4:17 pm

    Why not remove the bulk head?

  32. Irene Perez on July 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    Love this kitchen. I am in the process of remodeling my own personal home. Question, did you install the flooring under the cabinets or around it?

  33. Kenny Powers on July 7, 2020 at 4:23 pm

    How long did it take to finish he job ??

  34. SANTA17 on July 7, 2020 at 4:25 pm

    It’s a flip so they are maximizing their profit, not going for quality. The items in this video is trash in my opinion. It’s this type of flipping (not saying you guys work is bad, just the material you guys use. I understand its for profit not quality) that I typically come in and fix sadly. It’s not something I would suggest to any client I have and yes if you want quality products for a customer and not a flip, you would spend about 15k and up (depending on client’s desire) for this kitchen.

  35. Aves Raggiana on July 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    What’s a back splash?

  36. Tearna Salvesen on July 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    What brand cabinets at Home Depot?

  37. Jackie78NJ on July 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you for providing these videos. The cost breakdown is really helpful. As far as design goes, I’d prefer a quartz countertop or something nicer than laminate for sure. I’d add a black toe kick around the bottom of the cabinets, nicer door pulls, nicer faucet and sink, nicer appliances (no microwave above the stove), better lighting, and nicer flooring. Lol, a $25k – 30K kitchen vs. a $9k kitchen.

  38. m white on July 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Probably saved a few bucks on this countertop, but made a brand new kitchen look cheap in the process

  39. D. Fenestrator on July 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Is it just me or are most of those outlets crooked?

  40. Heaven& Earth on July 7, 2020 at 4:26 pm

    Nice to know for a change realistically what you can do on a budget. Much appreciated. Looks clean nice and updated.

  41. Patty Miles on July 7, 2020 at 4:27 pm

    Looks sooo good and clean. Love the color scheme! Cute as a button!

  42. Vanessa S on July 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    Uhhhh u state how much u spent on the cabinets and countertops?????

  43. Sam Same on July 7, 2020 at 4:30 pm

    Imagine the feeling of person who brought this house now watching this video.

  44. Tx Lastedstatue on July 7, 2020 at 4:31 pm

    Needs an island

  45. Lisa Hall on July 7, 2020 at 4:32 pm

    I’m reading everyone’s comment and listening to Marks video. People are saying the counters and back splash do not match and they are correct. Mark is saying he’s trying to make a profit on this flip. He’s a realtor and knows the comps of the area, he said it’s a starter home. You do not put middle of the road appliances or products in a home that is a starter, you would never make your money back. If he was keeping this as his home, then yeah, put something better in, take the time to coordinate color and style.

  46. jackie oman on July 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    You should know your labor ?? Thats just bottom line I unerstand saving money but every area in America needs a fridge..

  47. 1986mumbles on July 7, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I really appreciate this video. I plan to do my first flip soon and wanted to use similar materials and this helps me get an idea on cost.

  48. Shamimmetro Shamimmetro on July 7, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    What is your phone number

  49. Tee Loeur on July 7, 2020 at 4:44 pm

    That’s not including labor.

  50. richard budd on July 7, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    The kitchen looks bigger to me with out the peninsula since it’s more open. I also agree you don’t need a fridge to sell the house don’t know where people get the idea you do. I’ve never left a fridge in a house I’ve sold it’s a hassle because the buyer always wants a guaranty that the fridge will last

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