Average Cost to Renovate Kitchen in 2023

If you’re planning to renovate your kitchen, it’s important to factor in all the costs associated with this project. There are many different stages to a kitchen renovation including demolition, selecting the right materials, and choosing your appliances, so it’s crucial that you understand all the costs associated with a renovation. In this blog, we will run down the average costs for every type of kitchen renovation in 2023.

Typical Cost of Kitchen Reno

Considering the average size of a kitchen in the Greater Toronto Area is about 300 square feet, the average cost to remodel a kitchen in Canada costs anywhere between $25,000 to $50,000, but a new kitchen is bound to increase your home’s value by up to 20 percent. 

Minor kitchen reno 

The layout of the kitchen will remain the same, but the homeowner will replace the essentials, including countertops, new kitchen cabinets, floors and backsplash. Most experts agree this should cost around $21,000 depending on the quality of materials you select for the job.

Mid-range kitchen reno

The layout of the kitchen remains the same but you are heavily upgrading the level of every kitchen feature, which costs approximately $31,000. 

Upscale kitchen reno

This involves re-arranging the layout of your kitchen along with extensive electrical work, plumbing work, drywalling and tile installation. Starting at $50,000 and working up towards $126,000, the dream kitchen is within reach.

Costs per Square Foot

A high-end kitchen remodel is about $200 per square foot, a mid-range renovation is about $125 per square foot and a minor renovation budget would be looking at $85 per square foot. But how exactly does the size of your kitchen determine how much this renovation is going to cost? 

Kitchen Remodeling Costs by Each Feature

The kitchen design experts at Renotec have compiled this list of kitchen remodelling costs — by feature — so you can make the right decisions.

Demolition and removal

Small kitchens can cost as little as $1,000 to $3,000 while large kitchens can cost $10,000 or more. 


Typically the biggest kitchen reno expenditure, the average homeowner can expect to pay about $6,500 for a 150 to 175 square foot kitchen. 

Countertop, sink, and backsplash

In an average-sized kitchen, it costs between $2,500 to $3,500 to install a new counter, sink and backsplash. 

Lighting and Electrical

Simple pot lights are about $25 each, but if you need to upgrade your entire electrical panel, you may find yourself needing to spend upwards of $2,000.


Vinyl floors cost about $3.25 to $5 per square foot while linoleum costs around $4.35 to $6 per square foot. If you want the premium choice of hardwood flooring, then you’re looking at anywhere from $6 to $15 per square foot.


The average cost for kitchen plumbing starts at $2,600 and goes upwards of $3,000. Chrome faucets start at $50 but luxury faucets can cost upwards of $4,000.


Painting yourself only costs a few hundred bucks, but if you’re looking to hire professionals you can expect to pay as much as $3,000 to $4,000 if you include kitchen cabinets. 


A decent fridge, stove and dishwasher can cost as little as $1,700, but if you go for more high-end appliances, a fridge can cost as much as $900 to $8,000, the dishwasher costs between $400 to $2,500 and $650 to $2,000 for a stove.


The cost of your entire kitchen installation could add on an additional $2,000 to $10,000 — but it all depends on how much you shell out for high-end appliances and high-quality building materials. 

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