What does it cost to remodel your home?
We like to let our clients know before we get started about what they can expect to pay for a remodeling project in their home. To achieve a project done correctly, using the quality products and with proper craftsmanship, the following are typical ranges:
Keep in mind these timeless common laws of economics:
1. You will get what you pay for.
2. You’ll forget about how much you paid, long before you forget about a bad job.
Typical Budget Ranges
Basic Room Addition $125 – $250 per SF and up
Single room addition, crawl space foundation, minimal electrical, minimal structural work, no plumbing, average finishes, average number of windows, easy tie-in to existing home, tie into existing heating system. (Generally – the larger and more open the spaces are the less per square foot.)
Basic Kitchen Upgrade $20,000 and up
If the layout of your kitchen is essentially okay, you may only want to replace your cabinets, counter tops, sink and flooring. Add a fresh coat of paint to the walls and ceiling and maybe add new average appliances. Basically everything would stay close to or in the same location. This would include semi-custom cabinets (depending on the amount of cabinets) and custom plastic laminate tops. Based on a 12’ x 14’ kitchen.
Minor Kitchen Remodel $35,000 and up
Your kitchen may be in need of a more extensive renovation involving relocating some of the appliances and sink. Included in this would be a new layout design, updated electrical and lighting on existing circuitry, semi-custom to fully custom cabinets (depending on the amount of cabinets), existing wall and ceiling plaster or drywall would remain, custom plastic laminate tops, new flooring and paint, maybe new average appliances. Based on a 12’ x 14’ kitchen.
Major Kitchen Remodel $50,000 and up
Your kitchen may be in need of a more extensive renovation involving a complete “gutting” where we would remove everything including the wall and ceiling finishes exposing the framing. In addition to a new design, also included would be all new electrical, lighting and plumbing within the kitchen, new wall and ceiling finishes, tile or hardwood flooring, custom cabinets and solid surface or stone tops, one or two new windows. High end appliances will most likely add to the cost. Based on a 200 SF kitchen.
Simple Bathroom Upgrade $8,000 and up
Basically remove and replace all contents of an average sized, three fixture bathroom including the tub/shower, toilet, sink, faucet, tub/shower valve, vanity and pre-manufactured solid surface top, installing new flooring and paint, new exhaust fan, vanity light and mirror. Everything would connect to existing plumbing in existing locations. Most of the wall and ceiling finishes would stay intact.
Complete Bathroom Remodel $12,000 and up
Basically gut an entire, average sized, three fixture bathroom and replace all contents including new tub/shower, toilet, sink, faucet, tub/shower valve, vanity and pre-manufactured solid surface top, installing new tile flooring and paint, new exhaust fan, vanity light and mirror. Everything would connect to existing plumbing in existing locations with possibly some relocation.
Complete Bathroom Remodel (Higher-End) $20,000 and up
Basically the same bathroom remodel as described above but with nicer finishes like ceramic tile surrounding the tub or shower, custom built shower area, glass shower enclosure, tile flooring, radiant heat in the floor, some new plumbing, completely new electrical and lighting system, maybe some tile on the walls outside the shower.
Master Bathroom Remodel $25,000 and up
Typically master bathrooms may have two sinks and a separate shower. Oftentimes they also are larger with nicer finishes. This type of remodel would be similar in scope to complete bathroom remodel with higher-end finishes and fixtures.
Basic Bathroom Addition $35,000 and up
Simple 6’ x 8’ bathroom addition, crawl space foundation, cedar or fiber cement siding, one small window, electric and plumbing to connect near addition in basement with easy access, easy tie-in to existing home, basic bathroom finishes and fixtures.
Basements $50 – $150 per SF and up
Basements can provide some very nice living space relatively economically when compared to an addition or adding another level. We can transform your basement into a just about any type of space you desire. The three biggest concerns with basements are adequate headroom, moisture control and egress. The more basic the space, the less it will cost. Likewise, the more amenities you add like an added bathroom, kitchenette/bar area, added windows and/or doors and more ornate trim details like coffered ceilings and wall panels, the more it will cost.
$30 – $45 per SF and up for simple PT
$50 – $75 per SF and up for upgraded w/Composite
There’s nothing like having a great deck to enjoy relaxing and entertaining outside. There are many materials to choose from. Most decks are constructed using pressure treated yellow pine which holds up well against moisture. In full sun or for reduced maintenance you may want to consider choosing a composite like Trex. Also you should consider changing the existing grade if it doesn’t drain properly. Cost figures mentioned are based on adding a deck with footings and posts to 48” below grade, PT framing, single to two levels, spindled or cable railings all around, decking pre-drilled and screwed, properly flashed where attached to the house, lattice and stairs.
Wood Window Replacements $1,000 per unit and up
We can install very nice, custom sized, energy efficient, wood window replacements by Marvin, Andersen and Pella. These windows can be installed within the existing frame without disturbing the interior or exterior trim. They are a nice alternative to vinyl replacement windows in that they can come with aluminum clad exterior (in many colors), real wood interior that can be stained or painted to match your existing trim.
Vinyl Replacement Windows $500 per unit and up
Energy efficient vinyl replacement windows offer an affordable and low maintenance solution to replacing old windows when you don’t need the look of real, authentic wood windows. Something to bear in mind is that most vinyl windows are stark white or light beige which can clash with some exteriors.
Entry Door Replacements $1,800 to $3,000 and up
Replacing your front door can dramatically improve both the look and value of your home – an independent study suggests as much as a 5% increase in perceived value with the right combination. Single units are less than units including sidelights and ornate glazing options. We install quality doors by Therma-Tru, Simpson, Peachtree and other high quality manufacturers.
Patio Doors $2,200 to $4,000 and up
New patio doors operate incredibly smoothly compared to the older ones. Most of our doors can have stainable or paintable wood interior with aluminum clad exteriors in a number of colors. We install doors by Andersen, Marvin and other high quality manufacturers. We typically install our doors using a custom flashing pan to ensure that they don’t leak at the sill.
Porches $100 to $150 per SF and up
Porches can be very detailed spaces requiring a great deal of time by skilled craftsman. Costs are based on constructing a new “Classic-Style” porch with footings below frost line, posts and/or columns, floor framing and flooring/decking, spindled railings, lattice work, steps, beaded ceilings, lighting, tie into existing house.
Garages $75 – $100 per SF and up
This would be for a basic detached garage with a new slab foundation, wood framed walls, basic siding and sofits, a few windows, one entry door, one garage door with opener, electrical and lighting system to code.
Carports $50 – $75 per SF and up
Some carports can be very basic and some can be quite intricate. Regardless, all carports require careful design in order to maintain structural integrity and still look like they “belong there”. We can design a carport that fits your needs, both functional and aesthetic.
Handyman Services — Please call for current rates.
You don’t have to worry about “bothering” us with your small jobs. Quaker Ridge Remodeling is happy to offer handyman services for those small or odd jobs that you need to have done. These are typically handled by one of our Master Craftsmen on a time and materials basis. However, we can provide a fixed quote in some cases.
Contact us today to discuss your project with a professional or to schedule a FREE, in-home Consultation and Remodeling Needs Assessment. We will respond to all inquiries within 24 hours. We look forward to hearing from you!