How Much Should I Spend On My Kitchen Or Bath Remodel?

Few things are more exciting than getting the chance to really put your stamp on your home and your space. From beautiful tile designs to quirky and fun accent walls, the sky is the limit when it comes to your creativity. Here at Callier & Thompson, we love making our clients’ dreams come to life in beautiful and breathtaking kitchens and bathrooms. We love it when clients dream big and get to finally enjoy the space they have always wanted right in the comfort of your home. You might be asking yourself, “I WANT to upgrade my space, but how much money will I need to really get what I want?” The expert design specialists here at Callier & Thompson will help you choose your budget, find the perfect layout, and help turn your dreams into a fun and functional reality. Here is what to expect with your renovation.

The first step in any project is to establish a budget and set a priority list for the musts and wants of your build. The reality is that your kitchen or bathroom layout is not going to be the same as your neighbors and your design choices are going to be entirely unique, so setting up an estimate for a kitchen or bath renovation can be difficult at first. In order to get a better idea of how much your renovation will cost, you need to think through a few basic questions.

Layout Changes

The first thing you need to think about is “Do I want to drastically change the footprint and layout of my kitchen?” Changing the location of things like stoves and other appliances can be a fun concept, but if you are working on a smaller budget, these changes can quickly chew through almost your entire working budget. Changing the location of gas lines, electrical, HVAC, and even knocking down walls can be an expensive process. We love open concepts and beautiful sightlines, so make sure you add in the budget for these fabulous updates.


Certain materials are extremely desirable for their durability, beauty, and current popularity. The reality is that this popularity can oftentimes come at a premium. Just because something is popular right now doesn’t mean that it will stand the test of time, and the last thing you want to do is remodel your kitchen or bathroom only to find looking old and dated in just a few years. If you are thinking of reselling your home in the not too distant future, we recommend that you go with a classic look. You can easily accomplish any look you want and save some serious money in the process by choosing products like quartz for your countertops and other manmade materials that look and feel the same as natural materials at a fraction of the cost.

Whether you are looking to fully renovate your space or just give it a breath of fresh air, the expert design team here at Callier & Thompson is ready to help you. For over 60 years, we have built and designed the best kitchens and bathrooms in Missouri and Illinois, and we would love to work with you. Contact us today to start your renovation journey!

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