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How to Determine the Cost to Remodel a House

Looking to start remodeling your home? Here are some tips that can help you stay on budget.


[Updated: Aug 04, 2021 ] Apr 05, 2020 by Ogechukwu Madu

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Area to Remodel Cost
Exterior $5,000-$15,000
Kitchen $4,500-$50,000
Bathroom $6,000-$35,000
Living room or bedroom $1,500-$5,500
Basement $11,000-$30,000
Roof $5,500-$10,500
Total house $33,500-$150,000

Source: HomeAdvisor

Project Average Cost (As a % of Total)
Kitchen Cabinets & Hardware 30%
Installation 17%
Appliances 14%
Countertops 10%
Flooring 7%
Lighting 5%
Walls & Ceilings 5%
Design & Engineering Fees 4%
Doors & Windows 4%
Plumbing 4%

Source: National Kitchen & Bath Association

Project Low Range Mid-Grade High End
Bathtub $400 $4,100 $8,000
Cabinets $1,200 $7,000 $13,000
Countertops $900 $4,100 $6,500
Flooring $800 $3,600 $7,000
Lighting Fixtures $120 $1,700 $4,000
Shower $450 $4,800 $10,000
Sink $190 $2,300 $6,500
Toilet $130 $500 $800
Total $4,190 $28,100 $55,800

Source: HomeAdvisor

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