A complete kitchen remodel is one of the best ways to crank up the value of your home, but it’s no joke when it comes to cost. A new-cabinet, new-appliances update can run you $75,000, while a down-to-the-studs gut with customized designer finishes might add up to $200,000. A good rule of thumb, says William Landeros, designer and showroom director at Bulthaup Denver, is to invest at least 10 percent of your home’s value in a kitchen renovation. We polled several kitchen design pros to get their take on where you can expect the money to go, no matter your budget. Here, a general approximation—though factors such as the quality of cabinetry and appliances will weigh heavily.

The budget breakdown for a kitchen remodel.