How much should I charge for a Kitchen renovation?

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Posted by: from Peterborough
2/9/2019 at 7:22:06 AM

I've been under charging for my work and was wondering how others come up with kitchen Reno prices? Should I charge by linear foot? If so what would that include?

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/10/2019 at 8:54:14 AM

have you been including your sub contractors pricing? if so, annual increases surely will cause you to be way lower than you should.

Most kitchen renos we get into (for basic needs) must comply with new rules on power distribution. These changes can easily run from $1000-$5000 alone. People say "I only need 2 outlets here and here so can't we just pull power off the dishwasher?" NO, you cannot. All appliances must have dedicated lines, lighting can never be fed off kitchen outlets as well, even if it's LED.

Don't be afraid to call your subs in for a meeting during your quote, it'll give the homeowner a chance to meet all subs and see your professionalism of speaking with everyone.

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Doron from Olive Woodworking in Calgary
Date/Time2/10/2019 at 9:58:22 AM


In works like that there s many parameters that need to be considered.

Sub trades can help.


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Date/Time2/10/2019 at 10:40:14 PM

I think Robert is right as far as electrical goes. It is almost $5K just for electrical work for a kitchen; does not really too much on size or finishes.

When you say undercharging do you mean losing money or do you mean you winning too many bids and can't keep up? As far as subs go, if you are contracting the subs, be sure to add a few points for yourself on their price too.


John Kuehnl-Cadwell

Master Electrician

Datawise Solutions Inc

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Bas in Peterborough
Date/Time2/11/2019 at 7:42:07 AM

Thank you everyone, I already do everything your talking about, I am sorry if my question wasn't clear.

I am renovating/remodeling a kitchen with new cupboards and countertops, flooring and they want an island. I just don't want to undercut myself or overcharge. I was hoping for some guidance on how to charge? Do I charge by linear foot? If so what would you suggest so I come our with the price to give the client? After I get this number then I add on the plumber and electrician for the final cost.

I hope this helps.

Thanks for all your help

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Robert from ElecTriLight Ltd. in Oakville
Date/Time2/11/2019 at 7:53:19 AM

Fixed islands must have either a split 15 outlet, or 20 amp, plus other equipment if required (DW, MW, pendant lights, etc). If it is on wheels, no power is required.

Sorry cant comment on other work.

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