What budget should you allow for kitchen renovation ?

If you’re planning a kitchen renovation in Quebec City, it’s important to know what to expect in terms of budget. The cost of a kitchen renovation depends on many factors, including the size of the room, the materials used, custom-made furniture and the complexity of the interior design. In this article, we’ll give you an idea of the costs involved in renovating your kitchen in Quebec City.

Determining your budget

The first step in renovating your kitchen is to determine your budget. You can use the services of a professional interior designer to obtain plans based on your needs and a more precise evaluation. In general, a complete kitchen renovation can cost between $20,000 and $60,000, depending on the size of the room, the materials used, the scope of the work and the manpower hired to carry out the renovation. We often advise our customers to participate in the renovation work in order to spend the budget on custom-made furniture that will last for many years.

Tip : We suggest that you sell your current kitchen on classified ad sites so that it can be used for another project. You could make between $500 and $2,000.


Materials are one of the main factors influencing the cost of renovating your kitchen. The choice of materials will depend on your budget, your aesthetic preferences and the durability you are looking for.

The materials most commonly used in kitchen renovations are melamine, polymer and wood veneer kitchen cabinets.

As far as countertops are concerned, laminate is the cheapest when superior quality is required. The choices are natural stone (granite, quartzite, marble), quartz (synthetic stone), Corian and Dekton.

Tip : To reduce the cost of your kitchen, you can use flat (mouldeless) melamine cabinets with a laminate countertop.

Tailor-made furniture

Tailor-made furniture is often used in kitchen renovations to maximise the space available and personalise the interior design. Custom kitchen cabinets can be designed to perfectly fit your kitchen space. Depending on a number of factors, custom cabinets can cost between $15,000 and $35,000 for an average kitchen. The price difference will vary greatly depending on the choice of materials and specialized hardware.

Floor covering

When the existing floor covering goes underneath your existing cabinets, it is possible to keep your floor. If you change your kitchen configuration and the floor covering is not the same size, you need to calculate a budget for the floor. You’ll need to calculate the material per sq. ft. plus the labour required to install it.

Electricity, plumbing and ventilation

In a new kitchen configuration, you need to budget for the electrician when you move appliances, sockets and lighting, as well as an additional budget for moving the hood pipe. You’ll also need to budget for the plumber when you change the sink, the dishwasher and if you have a fridge with integrated water.

Interior design

Interior design is also an important factor to consider in the cost of renovating your kitchen. If you work with a professional interior designer, the cost of their services may vary. An interior designer can help you choose the right materials for your kitchen, maximize storage space, create mood lighting and customize the design to suit your tastes and lifestyle. At Atelier C3 design, we take the time to go over all the final choices with the customer before placing an order, so you can make the right selection. This allows you to save money and avoid paying twice for the wrong size sink, hardware, etc., in addition to being guided in the choice of materials that will last for many years in the room.


The cost of a kitchen renovation in Quebec City depends on many factors, including the size of the room, the materials used, the custom-made furniture and the interior design. In general, you can expect to spend between $20,000 and $60,000 for a complete kitchen renovation, depending on the scope of the work. It’s important to plan your budget in advance and work with qualified professionals to ensure that your renovation meets your needs and aesthetic preferences.

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