Thinking of moving my kitchen into the adjoining dining room and would
like to get an idea of the cost before I bother any contractors for
I'm trying to price out adapting the plumbing and electric which is
already in one DR wall servicing a utility room on the other side;
closing off the plumbing in the current kitchen; and finishing the
walls. The utility room has a washer and dryer and a hot water heater,
so everything should be in the wall (I think) for any kitchen plumbing
I need new cabinets anyway so I'm thinking if I'm going to do this,
now's the time unless it's cost prohibitive in which case I 'll just
redo the cabinets.
I realize that I'm not going to get an accurate estimation here. Just
looking for a ballpark approximation of what it might cost.
Thanks in advance for any and all opinions.
figure at least 4 times the cost of just redoing the existing kitchen
as a starting place.
upgrades will be your enemy...
What? Another one?
why do you want to switch them?
I don't anymore!
I guess this project is for a DIY type... or someone with large bags of
disposable income. So I'm disqualified, twice.
Thanks for all the information.
This is just plain crazy. It's not unusual to spend $50K to upgrade a
kitchen. To say that it's going to cost over $200K to swap it with a
dining room is crazy. To do a kitchen make often involves gutting the
whole thing, new floor, new cabinest, etc. The biggest difference in
your case is running the electric, gas, water, drain to the other
location, drywalling the old kitchen and putting in a floor. It's
hard to imagine that's gonna cost 4X.
I would say the cost would not be prohibitive and to get quotes if you
think from a design, usage, resale, etc standpoint switching the rooms
The utilities serving the laundry are designed just for that. It may be
possible to tap the water for the sink, but you need more electric service.
The refrigerator should be on its own and you need other appliances of at
least one or more additional circuits. It may be possible to use the drain,
but if it is too small, running the washer for laundry and the DW at the
same time can cause flooding. I can't see it from here.
The range either needs a 240V line or gas plumbed to it. Not knowing the
construction of the house, I do not know if this is a 30 minute or a 10 hour
job. What about range venting? Location of baseboard heaters or duct
outlets? Lighting over the sink? Window height over the sink or counters
will be different also. That can be a major change affecting the exterior
walls of brick or siding. .
Figure from 10% to 200% over the cost of a remodel.
Can't even give a wild guess not being able to see the layout and
On top of basic crude estimate, this type of work is as you go surprise,
wish did not start it, LOL. Anything is possible but first thing comes
to mind is wiring for oven, fridge, dishwasher, etc., etc.
al, theres never harm in getting quotes. my wife would like to remove
the wall between our dining room and kitchen.
its a bearing wall with utilities:( She thinks we would gain lots of
cabinet space, sadly it wouldnt help much since the wall she wants to
remove is mostly covered with cabinets.........
anyhow theres never harm in asking
You're not bothering them, its part of what they do for a living. We don't
know enough about your house to give a figure. Also labor cost can vary
greatly in different parts of the country. Costs nothing to get some
quotes, let us know what you come up with.
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