Cost of New Kitchen - replacing Builder Grade Kitchen
So onto this new thread. I'm purchasing a brand new home set to close by the end of 2021. I haven't yet received the decor upgrade price list but I suspect that it'll be so inflated that it'll probably be cheaper for me to just rip out the entire kitchen and redo it with a contractor. I'm curious if any of you have done this and what you ended up paying to redo the kitchen.
It's a shame to rip out a brand new builder's kitchen (especially since mine has a few upgrades such as deep kitchen gables, valence lights, undermount sink and standard granite) but the amount they charge you for every little change is ridiculous. I already have estimates on what I think they might charge for the upgrades I'll need and I think it'll be higher than the cost of gutting and redoing the kitchen after closing.
I've attached my floor plan for your reference. I have 10' ceilings so I plan on adding another set of cabinetry on top of extended upper cabinets and finish it off with trim work to flush it with the ceiling. I'm going with a 36" stove, no built-in ovens, a niche for the microwave in the island and opting out of the optional sink in the servery. The servery will instead have a under the counter mini fridge.
I've already received one quote for painted mdf cabinetry including installation and trim/moulding work and a separate quote for the stone fabrication of a ceaserstone countertop throughout the kitchen and servery and with a waterfall island. My quote for the cabinetry was $18K and the quote for a ceaserstone countertop was $9.2K. I estimated that it'll cost approximately $30K to $35K to complete the kitchen so I came pretty close. I was wondering if the cost is reasonable or if the cabinetry work seems too good to be true. I'm in the process of receiving quotes from other cabinetry contractors.
I also drew out my kitchen with the ikea kitchen planner just to mess around with it since it prices out the cost of the cabinetry automatically. There's obviously a difference in quality but without the trimwork, mouldings, installation and countertop, I got to just under $10K for all the cabinetry. So I'm curious if any of you have went through this process and how much it cost you to renovate your kitchen (cabinetry and countertop)?