What Is the Cost of Kitchen Renovation in Toronto?

Having your kitchen renovated for utmost functionality and style is a great investment. Whether for personal use or resale purposes, kitchen renovations pay off big-time in terms of return on

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Having your kitchen renovated for utmost functionality and style is a great investment. Whether for personal use or resale purposes, kitchen renovations pay off big-time in terms of return on investment (ROI). According to the Appraisal Institute of Canada (AIC), a renovated kitchen can boost a property’s resale value and drive ROI by 75% to 100%, depending on your budget and vision.

Easy Renovation is counted among the experts in the industry for kitchen and home renovation. We offer a unique renovation experience that takes the stress and hassle away from home improvement. Consultations can be done virtually or at our showroom, depending on your preference. From there, we’ll take care of measuring and curating materials and fixtures for your project while keeping you in the loop.

Our team of professionals will take care of building and installing everything, too. All you have to do is let us know about your vision and budget and work with our project manager and designers to ensure that we get things right by you.The Easy Renovation Experience

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Average Cost

The average cost of most kitchen renovations in Toronto typically ranges from $12,000 to $40,000, depending on several factors:

  • The size of the kitchen area
  • The type of materials you will use
  • Layout changes and installation of new fixtures

At Easy Renovation, the cost starts at around $15,900 for an all-inclusive service covering materials, fixtures, and labor. Local, experienced, and highly-trained contractors will also be assigned to your renovation, which will usually take around three weeks to complete. To get a more accurate estimate of your own project’s average cost, get in touch with us. We can provide you with a detailed preliminary estimate.

To give you an idea, the costing estimate for smaller kitchens is around $12,000 to $19,000. This usually includes repainting walls, upgrading the sink, refacing cabinets, and installing a new tile backsplash. For moderately-sized to larger kitchens, a $40,000 budget usually covers the installation of hardwood floors, custom cabinets, and high-end appliances.

Labor Costs

Renovating a kitchen requires the help of various experts. Below, you’ll find average labor costs charged by people most commonly tapped for kitchen renovations.


If you want to remodel your kitchen following a certain aesthetic or style, it’s best to work with a kitchen designer. Your designer can help you get down to the specifics of what you need to make your vision come true. Designers may either charge a percentage of the total cost or a one-time fee.

Most homeowners prefer to have designers oversee the project as it progresses. For this kind of service, designers typically charge around 10% to 20% of the total renovation cost. For a one-time consultation, however, designers may charge about $300 to $400.

General Contractor

You can also choose to work directly with a general contractor, especially if you’re just looking for a simple renovation. The contractor will oversee your project and work closely with the other people involved in the project, like your plumber, electrician, and carpenter. General contractors typically charge 10% to 20% of the total renovation cost for overseeing the entire project.


Hiring a plumber when renovating a kitchen is an important yet often overlooked criterion. You’ll need a good plumber to ensure that everything is in order and all leaks are repaired before new furniture and fixtures are fitted. Plumbers charge per hour, and fees usually run from $70 to $90 by the hour, excluding the cost of materials.


Hiring an electrician is necessary, especially if you’re having new lights and outlets installed. You’ll want to ensure everything is checked for safety, as well, before being fitted. Electricians usually charge around $85 to $110 per hour, plus the cost of any additional materials needed.


Having a good carpenter is essential, especially if you’re having counters and cabinets built according to size and specification. The charge for labor is usually $90 per hour, plus the cost of materials.

Material Costs

Having the right materials is key to a well-made and durable kitchen that will last a long time. Below is a list of materials used in a kitchen renovation and the cost estimates for each.

Electrical System

Your electrical system will include wiring, lighting, and appliance connection points. Depending on electrical safety codes, you may also need additional customizations for controls and separation based on your desired design. The ceiling cost of a high-end electrical system is around $1500 to $2500.


Major drywall replacements may cost you around $800. Meanwhile, minor patchworks and modifications, like installing a smaller new wall, may cost about $400.

HVAC System

Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems are essential in any kitchen. If you already have a good exhaust duct and kitchen hood, it may reduce your expenses significantly. However, installing a new range hood and exhaust duct installed will set you back by around $1200 to $1500. Minor modifications (no roof adjustments) will set you back by $600 to $800.

Plumbing System

Kitchen renovations usually involve having a new sink installed or existing ones moved. Existing plumbing may need to be adjusted and fitted with new accessories like valves and traps. Depending on the extent of modification required, plumbing work may cost around $800 to $1800.


Flooring installation typically costs around $15 to $25 per square foot for labor and materials. Depending on the size of the kitchen and the material chosen, flooring may cost anywhere between $1800 to $3500.

Countertops & Backsplash

Countertops are usually replaced during renovation, as they are typically the most worn part of the kitchen. Countertops typically cost around $100 to $200 per square foot, depending on the size and material you choose. As for the backsplash, it may cost you around $300 to $600, depending on the size and the price of the tiles you choose.

Cost by Size

Size is a huge determining factor in the overall cost of a kitchen renovation. Earlier, we mentioned the average cost of kitchen renovations for basic modifications. However, it may either be lower or higher, depending on the size per square foot and the level of improvement needed.

Based on our experience, here’s a rough estimate of the average renovation cost for different kitchen sizes. For a more accurate assessment based on your requirements, we recommend reaching out to us so our team can help you.

Small Kitchen (less than 70 sq. ft.): $6,500-$26,000

Kitchen renovation in a small house or condo unit may cost you around $6,500-$26,000 depending on what you want to upgrade. When remodelling, homeowners who have smaller kitchens typically prioritize custom-built storage, cabinets and counters, and space-saving layouts.

Medium Kitchen (100 to 150 sq. ft.): $19,500-$52,000

A 10×10 kitchen will typically cost you $19,500 to $25,000 in renovation cost, while 12×12 kitchens typically cost around $26,00 to $52,000. Homeowners of medium-sized kitchens may want to adjust the layout of their counters and cabinets to open up the space or add new lighting fixtures. Adding high-end appliances and quality materials may also add to renovation costs.

Large Kitchen (200 or more sq. ft.): $40,000-$78,000+

Large kitchens that span 200 square feet or more usually cost between $40,000 to $78,000. Some renovations may cost over $100,000 for high-end appliances and materials. For large kitchen renovations, labor costs alone will drive up costs because contractors will need to hire additional workers to complete the project on time.

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