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Establishing a project cost

How much does a typical remodeling project cost….When done correctly and in a timely manner We prefer to be very frank and forthright with all of our clients about the possible costs of their projects before we get started. Simply put… It leads to a higher level of client satisfaction. While every remodeling project is different, we can help you determine a general budget range for many common projects based on what similar remodeling projects have cost in the past. However, there are several factors which impact the final cost of any project. Such as; quality of materials, site conditions, accessibility, age of your home, specific design tastes, finishes, etc.

The following cost ranges should assist in helping you effectively plan your remodeling project. Sometimes projects do cost a little less than the figures used below but we feel its better to plan for higher figures just to be safe.

Basic Room Addition

($250 per square foot and up) Single room addition, crawl space foundation, minimal electrical, minimum structural work, no plumbing, average finishes, average number of windows, easy tie-in to existing structure, tie into existing heating system (Generally – The larger and more open the spaces are, the less per square foot)

Multi-Room Addition

($250-$325 per square foot and up) Multiple rooms, full concrete foundation, new mechanical systems, average to very nice finishes, bathroom, closets, tile, hardwood, cedar of fiber cement siding, average to somewhat difficult tie-in to existing structure

Two-Story Addition

($275 per square foot and up) Same criteria as above. Generally, adding another floor above the other is a little bit more cost effective because the space shares the same roof and foundation; This is not the same as adding a second story of an existing space.

Major Kitchen Remodel

($65,000 and up) Your kitchen may be in need of a more extensive renovation involving 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 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 likely add to the cost. Based on a 200 SF kitchen.

Complete Bathroom Remodel

($30,000 and up) Basically gut an entire, average sized, three fixture bathroom and replace all the 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 to connect to existing plumbing in existing locations.

Complete Bathroom Remodel (Higher-end)

($45,000 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

($55,000 and up) Typically master bathrooms may have two sinks and a separate shower. Oftentimes the also are larger and with nicer finishes. This type of remodel would be similar in scope to a complete bathroom remodel with higher-end finishes and fixtures.

Finished Lower Levels

($75-$150 per square foot 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 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 a bathroom, kitchen or bar area, added windows and or doors and more ornate trim details like coffered ceilings and wall panels, the more it will cost.


($200 to $350 per square foot and up) Porches can be very detailed spaces requiring a great deal of time by skilled craftsmen. Costs are based on constructing a new “Classic Style” porch with footings below the frost line, posts and/or columns, floor framing and flooring/decking, spindled railings, lattice work, steps, beaded ceilings, lighting, roof framing, roofing, tie-in to existing house (Rocking chairs not included)

Decks (specializing in custom and large decks)

($100-$125 per SF and up for simple PT to $125-$150 per SF and up for composite upgrade) 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 the moisture. In full sun or for reduced maintenance you may want to consider choosing composite like Azek. 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 36″ below grade, PT framing, single to two levels, spindled all around, decking pre-drilled and screwed, properly flashed where attached to the house, lattice and stairs.


($100 per square foot and up) Based on a basic detached garage with new slab foundation, wood framed walls, truss roof system, basic siding and soffits, a few windows, one entry door, garage door with opener, electrical and lighting system to code.

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