How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel Cost in Sarasota? [Updated Feb 2020]


The kitchen is often considered the heart of the American home, and it’s usually one of the liveliest, most-used rooms in the house. From three meals a day to kids doing their homework to game nights around the table or island, this space is where families gather more than any other room. It is also one of the best spaces to remodel in terms of ROI, both monetary and in quality family time. So it makes sense that the kitchen is also one of the most-renovated rooms in the home.

Of course, if you’re like most homeowners considering a kitchen remodel in Sarasota, one of the first questions on your mind is probably, “How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen?” This can be a tough question to answer generally, because there are so many options when it comes to kitchen remodels—it all depends on the individual homeowners’ specific vision, space, needs, wants, and more. That said, it’s important to start thinking these things through as soon as possible.

We know the remodeling process can be overwhelming to many homeowners, so we’re here to help with some general guidelines on average costs and other important factors to keep in mind as you begin your kitchen remodel journey.


What Is Design-Build?

You may have heard the term “design-build” floating around quite a bit lately. According to Design-Build Institute of America, “The design-build approach is sweeping the nation—25 years ago, design-build was considered radical. Now it's the most popular and fastest growing project delivery method.” But what exactly is design-build? Put simply, DBIA says it’s “an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. 


How Much Does a Kitchen Remodel in Sarasota Cost?

Renovating the kitchen is a significant investment for any homeowner. The kitchen is often the busiest room in the home, creating a deep desire for well-designed, functional space that all members of the household can enjoy.

Below is a set of figures explicitly compiled for the Sarasota area. It is important to keep in mind that the costs included in this report are the average cost of popular renovation tiers. Actual remodeling costs will depend heavily on your home type, material selection, square footage, and other unique circumstances. (The figures cited in this report are compiled from the 2020 Cost vs. Value Report- available at


Minor Kitchen Remodel Cost

A minor kitchen remodel involves updating a functional yet dated, approximately 200-square-foot kitchen. Cabinet boxes would be left in place but would be updated with new shaker-style wood panels, and modern cabinet pulls. New cooktop, oven range, and an energy-efficient, slide-in refrigerator would be added along with a new mid-priced sink and faucet and new, slip-resistant flooring. The remodel is completed with painted walls, trim, and ceiling fixtures.

Average Cost: $21,000- $27,000


Major Kitchen Remodel Cost

A typical major mid-range kitchen remodel involves updating an outdated, approximately 200-square-foot-kitchen with 30 feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including adding or updating a 3 x 5-foot island. Appliance installations include a new, energy-efficient wall oven, a cooktop (complete with a ventilation system), a built-in microwave, a dishwasher, and garbage disposal. New appliances are complemented by a double-tub, stainless-steel sink with a single-lever faucet, as well as custom lighting. New resilient flooring is installed, and walls, ceiling, and trim are all repainted.

Average Cost: $62,000- $79,000


Gourmet Kitchen Remodel Cost

A complete upscale kitchen remodel begins with a 200-square-foot kitchen, as above. The project would add 30 linear feet of top-of-the-line custom white cabinets with sliding shelves and other premium features inside. The new countertops would be a natural material, and a backsplash of imported ceramic or glass tile would be installed. A built-in refrigerator would be added, along with a commercial-grade cooktop and vent hood, wall oven, and built-in microwave. A high-end undermount sink with designer faucets also would be installed. The lighting plan would include general and task lighting and low-voltage under-cabinet lights. Wood-pattern tile or similar material would be installed as flooring. 

Average Cost: $120,000- $165,000+

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Process and Timing for Entire Project

At Gilbert Design Build, our process is a tried and true 6-step sequence to get you the remodeled home or room of your dreams that includes the Initial Meeting, Complimentary Home Visit, Design Selection, Construction Agreement, Pre-Start Meeting, and Final Approval stages. Realistically, the entire process will take anywhere from approximately 6 months to 9 months. Rest assured, the Gilbert construction team will typically only be in your home for about 6-8 weeks on an average project. The remainder of the timeline is spent in design and pre construction. If this time frame seems long to you, think about the durability that quality craftsmanship provides. At Gilbert Design Build, we have been supplying Sarasota remodeling for over 20 years. 


Factors to Keep in Mind for Designing a Kitchen

When designing a new Sarasota kitchen, consider how you plan to use the space. Your new kitchen should reflect—in both style and functionality—the important aspects of your life. Remodeling a kitchen should contain forethought to suit your unique needs and lifestyle, so you will want to think through all of the following design factors and more:

  • Size of space
  • Layout
  • Accessibility
  • Lighting
  • Cabinets
  • Appliances
  • Backsplashes
  • Countertops
  • Flooring
  • Décor
  • Sinks
  • Faucets
  • Walls
  • Storage

Our In-House team of Interior designers are at both showroom locations (Sarasota & Bradenton FL) to assist you every step of the selection process. Are you feeling overwhelmed by the choices to come? Lean on our experienced team to design a space to fit your lifestyle. You will be delighted by how simple the process can be at Gilbert Design Build.  


Factors to Keep in Mind for Choosing a Design Build Contractor

If you’ve decided the design-build process is right for your kitchen remodel project, it’s time to choose a design-build contractor. Some of the key factors to keep in mind when choosing who to hire include:

  • Are they skilled in both design and construction?
  • Are they properly Licensed with the state of Florida?
  • Can they show you examples of past projects similar to yours?
  • Have you researched the company and its reputation?
  • Have you heard from past clients about their level of satisfaction?
  • Are you compatible with the company when it comes to overall vision and communication styles, preferences, etc.?

Work with Us

Gilbert Design Build is a full-service design-build remodeling firm that specializes in kitchens, bathrooms, and other select remodeling projects in both Manatee and Sarasota counties. We have unparalleled experience in Sarasota kitchen remodeling projects and kitchen remodeling in Bradenton, FL. We’re proud to be the “cream of the crop” when it comes to Sarasota remodeling contractors. But don’t just take our word for it—check out our design portfolio featuring real remodeling projects we’ve completed from the Bradenton and Sarasota areas and see for yourself just what caliber of work we can do for you! Here are just a few of our favorite examples showcasing how we’ve exceeded expectations and given homeowners the gorgeous kitchen of their dreams:

We also offer frequent in-person free seminars — check out our seminars page to get the latest info on upcoming seminars in your area!

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