Cost of remodeling
National Cost vs. Value Report 2016
NOTE: These costs are only approximate, and should be used as a budgeting tool only.
There are many factors that change the price of a project. Every remodeling project, especially in older homes, is unique and so is the cost of having it completed.
For an estimate specific to your older home and project ideas, please contact us today to schedule a Free Initial Design Consultation at your home!
COMPLETE BATHROOM REMODEL:
$20,000 – $28,000 (3 bath fixture 6×8 room)
Because Common Vision primarily works on New Haven area older homes, it is both common and recommended that the old galvanized and lead pipes be upgraded to copper and ABS. We also highly recommend that a good fan be installed in the ceiling and exit through the roof (not the attic).
Often, we will replace the window and move the plumbing and fixtures around to make better use of the limited space. All this, as well as the above work, is included in the Complete Bathroom Remodel. Of course, Master Baths with their larger size and more expensive materials can cost twice this amount, $30,000 – $70,000
COMPLETE KITCHEN REMODEL:
Economy: $35,000 – $45,000
Average:$45,000 – $70,000
If your kitchen has not been upgraded in a long time, or was not remodeled properly, then you will probably need to upgrade your electrical service, install new plumbing, and install an exhaust vent system.
It is also quite possible that a considerable amount of work may be necessary to finish the floors, walls and ceiling.
Often with a complete kitchen we will relocate the appliances and even move structural walls to create the best possible kitchen configuration for your home.
$300 per square foot and up
Common Vision has received some prestigious awards and created impressive changes to our clients’ homes over the years for design and construction of additions.
Whether it be a small backyard addition or a full second story, we are capable of creating for you the space and environment you want and need.
Smaller additions cost much more per square foot than large additions. Actually the cost range could be between $140 and $300 depending on size.
WHOLE HOUSE RENOVATIONS:
$150 per square foot and up
Every so often we meet someone who has purchased a great house in a great neighborhood that needs significant work to turn it into a home they want to live in.
There are many factors to consider when purchasing this type of project and it is recommended that you not start any work without a “master plan” for the entire home.
WOOD WINDOW FULL REPLACEMENT
$1,500 each and up
If you are interested in a full replacement window project, we will remove your entire window, sashes, frames and all, and replace them with one of several brands of high quality, high efficiency windows as well as replace or install interior wood trim around these windows.
KEEP IN MIND THE FAMOUS LAWS OF ECONOMICS
- You Get What You Pay For
- There Is No Free Lunch
THE RULES OF COMMON SENSE
It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little.
When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do.
The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done.
If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.
– John Ruskin, English area critic and writer (1819-1900)
This is as true today as it was 100 years ago