Remodeling Costs

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL OLDER HOME REMODEL COST?

Unless you have a full set of detailed construction plans and specifications, it is very difficult to answer that. And even with a set of plans to estimate from, there are many variables that can affect the cost. Keeping that in mind, we are providing approximate costs for general projects so that homeowners can use this information to begin to develop a realistic budget. If you would like to discuss your project ideas in detail, please contact us to schedule a free, initial consultation in your home.

COMPLETE BATHROOM

$25,000 and up

  • Bathrooms in older homes usually a require complete gut to bring it up to code and standard
  • Most of the walls are ripped out to access the galvanized and lead pipes that need to be removed and replaced, as well as new electrical
  • Typically involved installation of an exhaust fan that exits thought the roof for optimum performance
  • Plumbing is also typically moved to make the most of the space, depending on budget

BASIC KITCHEN

$30,000 and up

  • Applies more to kitchens that have been remodeled relatively recently. Plumbing and electrical are up to building code, cabinet configuration and appliance location is good
  • We remove and replace the cabinets, countertops, flooring and other finishes in the same location
  • The lower end of the price range is usually for very small kitchens (10-15 cabinet boxes).

BASEMENT

$65,000 and up

  • Basements in older homes require much more work than those in newer homes
  • Typically requires bringing electrical, plumbing, and HVAC up to code and possibly expanding what is existing in order to handle the new space of the basement
  • We can create completely new layouts, enlarge existing or add new windows for more light, build new, safe staircases, dig out crawl spaces, lower floor for height, and much more – it all just depends on your budget

WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATIONS

$100 per square foot and up

  • We have worked with multiple homeowners who come to us to help transform most, or all, of their home
  • Planning for this type of remodel is key in order to keep within budget and schedule
  • We can also develop a master plan and then phase out the work as needed

MASTER SUITE BATHROOM

$35,000 and up

  • Typically include four or five pieces – two sinks, toilet, shower and bathtub and opposed to the standard three-piece bathroom
  • There is also typically more space to work with (and therefore requires more tile and finishes) and usually include nicer finishes

COMPLETE KITCHEN

$65,000 and up

  • Applies to original kitchens or those that have not been upgraded in a long time.
  • Typically involves a complete gut in order to upgrade electrical, plumbing, venting and change the layout

ADDITIONS

$250 per square foot and up

  • Additions to older homes can require more attention to detail in order to create a new space that blends well with the original home
  • We can create a small addition, a full second-story (pop-top) or change the footprint of the house – we will find the right solution to fit your needs

WINDOWS

$500 and up for Vinyl or Fiberglass Window Replacements

  • Typically involve a simplified replacement process
  • Low-maintenance or maintenance-free options are available with multiple color options

$850 and up for Wood Window Replacements

  • We have worked on numerous homes in historic districts that may require rehabilitation work to the original windows or replacement with similar wood construction

 

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