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How Much Does Remodeling Cost?

 
low costSimple Basement Remodel: $500-$5,000average costBathroom Remodel: $11,000-$43,000+high costKitchen Remodel: $3,000-$116,000+
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Residential remodeling costs vary significantly by region and type of project. For remodeling projects that require adding to a home's foot print, see How Much Does Construction Cost.

Typical costs:

  • Converting an unfinished attic into usable storage space can cost $2,000-$5,000 depending on the condition of the attic and the features chosen; remodeling an attic into a large open playroom or workroom typically costs $10,000-$25,000; and turning the space into a master bedroom suite can cost $40,000-$90,000 or more. Converting a garage into living space can cost $7,500-$20,000 or more to make the garage look like an integral part of the house both inside and out. A do-it-yourself partial conversion can cost $200-$2,000 for materials.
  • Remodeling a basement into additional living space with wet bar, a full bathroom and other features can cost $50,000-$67,000 for professional installation, while do-it-yourself supplies for a simple basement remodel can cost $500-$5,000. A key factor in basement remodeling is what it will take to first waterproof the basement; depending on conditions, waterproofing alone can cost $2,000-$15,000 or more.
  • Bathroom remodeling can cost $11,000-$15,000 for a mid-range remodel of a 5'x7' bathroom, or $35,000-$43,000 for an upscale expansion of a 5'x7' bathroom to 9'x9' within the existing house; actual costs vary widely depending on the shape and square footage of the existing room and whether walls or plumbing are moved. A basic drop-in or pedestal bathroom sink starts at $50-$250 but it can cost $300-$1,000 or more for a high-end designer model. A bathroom vanity starts at $40-$800 but can cost $900-$1,500 or more depending on size, style, materials and number of sinks; professional installation can add $300-$2,500 or more. Replacing a toilet can cost $50-$200 for a basic round, gravity-flush white model; $150-$300 for a low-flow pressure-assist or vacuum-assist toilet; and $1,000-$3,00 for designer models, with installation adding $50-$150 for a standard toilet, or more for a complex installation or if parts or lines leading into the toilet have to be repaired or replaced. Refinishing a bathtub can cost $300-$600 or installing a bathtub liner can cost $500-$4,000 depending on the condition of the surrounding walls. Replacing a bathtub can cost $200-$3,000 or more, depending on size and features like water jets; total cost for removing the old tub and installing a new one can be $1,500-$5,000.
  • Kitchen remodeling can cost $3,000-$116,000 or more, depending on the condition of the existing kitchen and whether the footprint of the room is expanded or features like a kitchen island are added. Basic stock kitchen cabinets start at $4,000-$5,000 for a 10'x12' kitchen (not including installation and countertops); semi-custom cabinets (choosing from several options) typically cost $8,000-$10,000 or more for a 10'x12' kitchen, with higher costs for options like glass front, hand-crafted finishes or exotic woods; and custom-made cabinets can cost $16,000-$20,000 for the same 10'x12' kitchen. Refacing kitchen cabinets can cost $1,000-$9,000 or more depending on materials (plastic laminate or wood veneer). Kitchen countertops can cost $4-$150 a square foot for laminate, or $210-(00 for a typical kitchen with 30 square feet of countertop; solid surface countertops are typically $40-$80 a square foot, or $1,200-$2,400; tile countertops cost $1-$255 a square foot depending on the type of tiles and whether installation is do-it-yourself or professional, or $30-$7,650; and stone countertops can cost $4-$150 a square foot, or $120-$4,500, depending on the quality of the stone and the type of installation.
  • Replacement windows typically cost $300-$700 each but can cost $1,000 or more each, or $3,000-$10,000 for a one-story, three-bedroom home with 10 windows. Installing a skylight typically costs $500-$1,300 for labor and materials for a standard skylight that doesn't open; a vented skylight with options like a remote control and built-in blinds can cost $1,200 or $5,000 or more for labor and materials.
  • Adding a 9'x9' walk-in closet closet inside an existing room typically costs $4,000-$6,500 or more. Having a custom closet system professionally installed can cost $1,000-$5,000, or $20,000-$30,000 for exotic woods and luxury features.
Related articles: Kitchen Remodeling, Bathroom Remodeling, Handyman, Construction

Shopping for remodeling:
  • The National Association of the Remodeling Industry provides guidelines[1] for planning a remodeling project, and the Federal Trade Commission lists tips[2] for hiring a home improvement contractor.
  • . Ask for and contact references; verify that the contractor is properly bonded, insured and licensed[3] ; and check for complaints with the Better Business Bureau[4] .
  • Find local contractors through the National Association of the Remodeling Industry[5] , the National Electrical Contractors Association[6] or the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association[7] .
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