How Much Do Remodels Cost?

If you call a contractor and ask what the price range is for a home remodeling project chances are you will get a long winded response about them needing to come out to your house to determine the cost of the project.  Most contractors do not want to provide you with a price range.  Nor do they want to give you a price per square foot.  It is not because they are being difficult (most times).  Sometimes it is because you aren’t even speaking to the contractor, but an appointment setter, receptionist, spouse, or administrative assistant.

We know you need to find out the budget ranges so you can determine if the project is worth pursuing.  Unlike most contractors, we are willing to be very up front about price ranges because we don’t want to waste your time (and honestly, we try to protect our time as well).

Most legitimate remodeling companies have a minimum purchase so if you have a maximum amount of money you want to spend, we highly recommend asking the contractor what their minimum purchase is prior to scheduling an appointment for a free estimate.  Some contractors (like us) offer financing so if that is something that does not scare you off, ask them if they offer financing as well!

San Diego Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen Remodel – Gut and Remodel with no floorplan changes:  $35,000 – $60,000

Kitchen Remodel – Gut and Remodel with floorplan changes:  $45,000 – $90,000

Partial Kitchen Remodel:  $5,000 – $20,000 (not offered by all contractors)

Kitchen Cabinet Reface:  $10,000 – $20,000 (not offered by all contractors)

These price ranges are including the cost of permitting, labor, and materials when hiring a licensed and insured general contractor.

Do you want to understand more about the cost to remodel a kitchen?  Check out the San Diego Cost Versus Value Report or use this great kitchen remodel cost calculator.  Before you reach out to a kitchen remodel expert, take some time to understand what you want to accomplish in your remodel because the scope of work will definitely impact how much your remodel will cost.  We have also provided a guide for homeowners on how to find and qualify a contractor as well as how to prepare for the initial consultation so be sure to check that out as well!

San Diego Bathroom Remodel

Master Bathroom – Gut and Remodel with no floorplan changes:  $25,000 – $40,000

Master Bathroom – Gut and Remodel with floorplan changes:  $35,000 – $80,000

Hall Bathroom with no floorplan changes:  $20,000 – $30,000

Hall Bathroom with floorplan changes:  $30,000 – $40,000

Partial Master Bathroom Remodel:  $1,000 – $15,000 (not offered by all contractors)

Partial Hall Bathroom Remodel:  $1,000 – $10,000 (not offered by all contractors)

These price ranges are including the cost of permitting, labor, and materials when hiring a licensed and insured general contractor.

Do you want to understand more about the cost to remodel a bathroom?  Check out the San Diego Cost Versus Value Report or use this great bathroom remodel cost calculator.

San Diego Home Addition

It always amazes me when people ask for a cost per square footage estimate for their addition.  My typical response is anywhere from $125 per sq ft to $350 per sq ft.  Why the wide range?  Think about the different type of addition projects out there!  You can do a first floor addition, second floor addition, garage addition.  You can have a kitchenette or a bathroom within an addition or it could be just living space.  An addition with a bathroom on the first floor will be significantly less than the same addition on a second floor.  Add on the different finishes you can install and the options are practically endless.  So here is what we suggest, speak with a design builder and get an accurate estimate based on the design you are looking for.  It is the only way you will get even close to an accurate estimate on cost for your addition project.

San Diego Exterior Remodels

Truly this is too vague to break down in a simple range…..but if forced we would have to say $1,000 – $50,000 so that is not really very helpful.

Roofing – well do you want to repair or replace, and what type of roof is it?

Windows – do you want to add new windows or replace windows?

Exterior paint – do you want a lifetime paint or a traditional paint?

Concrete – do you want stamped or decorative?

Deck – what type of material are you looking for?  Will it be a first story or second story?

I guess what I am trying to say is there are so many different types of San Diego exterior remodel projects available to homeowners that it is critical to narrow down exactly what you want to do before trying to guesstimate what the prices will be.

 

The cost of your remodeling project is affected by the type of contractor you hire.

Take the time to understand what type of contractor you need.

General Building Contractor
Specialty Contractor
Limited Specialty Contractor

The cost of your remodel is also affected by the contractor’s business model

Are you looking for the most inexpensive remodel possible?  If you are, understanding the contractor’s business model is important information to have.

General Contractor who works on the tools himself with no other employees
General Contractor who has employees
General Contractor who hires sub-contractors
General Contractor who has field employees and hires sub-contractors

The cost of your remodel depends on the materials you select

There is a good, better, best, and ultimate in all categories of life.  Remodeling is not the exception.  If you want a kitchen remodel that has all the lastest technological advances then don’t expect to pay the middle of the road prices.  Not only is the material itself more expensive, the labor is too because of the advanced knowledge the contractor has had to gain to properly install it.

The scope of work/size of project will affect the cost of your remodel

If you are getting a permit for your project, requiring an architect, or requiring a designer – the price, caliber of contractor, and time it takes to remodel will all be higher.

If you require assistance for selecting materials for your project then the price will be higher.

If you are updating mechanicals (electrical, plumbing, heating, air) – the price, caliber of contractor, and the time it takes to remodel will all be higher.

If you need a contractor who will be managing a large project (such as a full gut and remodel of a kitchen versus a re-face kitchen cabinets) then your price will be higher.

The hidden costs of remodeling that will never be explained to you

Caliber of employees and their salaries
How busy the contractor is or isn't
Area in which you are building (higher cost of living area = higher priced remodel)

If you would like to get a project-specific design and estimate for your home remodeling project, give us a call or fill out the form below to be contacted for a free consultation

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