There’s a reason the kitchen is consistently named Number 1 when it comes to remodeling return on investment. The phrase “luxury kitchens,” alone, captures the imagination of homebuyers and contributes to listings selling much faster for much more.

Itemization is important, and many future renovators want to know: “What is the most expensive cost in a kitchen remodel?”

Kitchen budgets vary greatly depending on multiple factors, including size, scope, project length, your overall floorplan, and even the state that you live in. Higher-end projects can easily top $100,000 thanks to key design elements that include everything from the kitchen sink to hardwood floors, high-tech (and high sheen) appliances, exquisitely designed countertops, and more.

But experts tend to agree that custom cabinetry tends to be a big – and possibly the biggest – ticket item with homeowners who are finally building their dream kitchen. Some professionals place the value of luxury cabinets at almost half of an entire kitchen remodel’s budget.

There are several reasons that kitchen cabinets have such clout.

  • They bring the room together: It’s all about scope and scale. Put simply, cabinets are a big part of your kitchen – and one of the most essential. Everyone in the family uses one or more cabinets multiple times a day without even thinking about it. Building them to last takes time, effort, and high-end materials.
  • The wood is worth it: Custom cabinets mean luxury, long-lasting woods, with walnut, sycamore, and mahogany at the top of the theoretical log pile in terms of beauty and durability.
  • Customization is king. Most luxury kitchens are a perfect fit for made-to-order cabinetry. Meticulous craftsmanship delivers one-of-a-kind aesthetics and functionality, considering everything from materials to paint to placement and more. Sure, some cabinets are simply built to keep the Cheerios safe. But then there are soft-close cabinets outfitted with built-in sliding shelves, dovetailed drawers, and quality finishes that go far beyond the basics to deliver something special and unique.

Cossentino & Sons Remodeling & Design specializes in major kitchen remodels and can deliver luxuries such as ceramic backsplashes, designer faucets and appliances, tile flooring, under cabinet lighting, custom cabinetry and so much more. Contact us today to learn more and get started on your renovation.