Our Average Project Costs
and Regional Averages

Kitchen Updates $15-35k+

We consider kitchen “updates” to be when you are updating some parts of your kitchen, but not necessarily a full kitchen remodel (although sometimes in can lead to a full remodel)…a facelift so-to-speak. You might replace your countertops, plumbing fixtures, new backsplash tile, and paint the walls…but the cabinets and floor maybe stay in place. You could also paint your cabinets and add electrical and even modify or add to existing cabinetry.

It is difficult to give an average for kitchen updates because every project is different and each client wants different updates based on their goals and needs. We have found, however, that updates typically fall within this range.

Kitchen Remodel

Small

Sml

Small Kitchen - Better - Example

$60K+

Small Kitchen - Best - Example

$75K+

Small Kitchen - Good - Example

$50K+

Medium

Med

Medium Kitchen - Better - Example

$75K+

Medium Kitchen - Best - Example

$95K+

Medium Kitchen - Good - Example

$60K+

Large

Lrg

Large Kitchen - Better - Example

$85K+

Large Kitchen - Best - Example

$100K+

Large Kitchen - Good - Example

$70K+

Better typically includes:

  • Upgraded granite group C or D and entry-level quartz countertops
  • Upgraded Import and/or American made cabinetry with more details/accessories
  • Might begin modifying layout and appliance locations
  • Often includes removing or opening up a wall
  • More electrical/lighting updates
  • Faucet and sink upgrades (brand, material, style, complexity)
  • Backsplash upgrades (material, pattern, square footage)
  • Hardwood, tile, or upgraded flooring

Best typically includes:

  • Upper end cabinets, countertops, fixtures, flooring
  • Complete layout change and/or expansion into other room(s)
  • Custom work
  • Window/door modifications
  • Many electrical updates or complete rewire
  • Add fixtures and appliances (prep sink, pot filler, beverage cooler, wall oven)
  • Often includes flooring in some adjacent rooms and/or half bath updates

Good typically includes:

  • Entry-level group A or B granite countertops
  • Entry-level import cabinetry
  • Minor or NO changes to layout or appliance locations
  • Minor electrical updates
  • Chrome or Nickel stock plumbing fixtures and stainless sink
  • Ceramic tile backsplash
  • Vinyl plank, laminate, or engineered flooring (or refinish existing hardwoods)

Appliance cost(s) not included in these averages

Our Clients’ projects often have a mix of Better, Best, and Good to help fit their goals, both from a design and functionality perspective, but also to match the desired investment amount.

Add First Floor Updates to a Kitchen $25-55K+

Similarly, to our kitchen updates category, it is challenging to provide an average for updating the first floor of a home. There are so many possibilities and each project includes different details like a half bath, laundry/mudroom, painting, trim work, door relocations, flooring options, windows, fireplaces, etc. We have found, however, that the above range can be added to our kitchen averages, to give you idea of the total cost of remodeling your first floor along with your kitchen remodel.

Bath Remodel

Master Bath

Master
Bath

Master Bath - Better - Example

$60K+

Master Bath - Best - Example

$75K+

Master Bath - Good - Example

$45K+

Standard Full Bath

Full
Bath

Full Bath - Better - Example

$30K+

Full Bath - Best - Example

$45K+

Full Bath - Good - Example

$20K+

Standard bath: your typical 5×9 hall bath with one sink and a tub/shower combo

Master bath: typical master suite with larger footprint that has two sinks, separate tub and shower, maybe water closet

Better typically includes:

  • Upgraded granite group C or D and entry-level quartz countertops
  • Upgraded Import and/or American made cabinetry with more details/accessories
  • Might begin modifying layout and fixture relocations
  • Often includes removing or opening up a wall
  • Enlarge shower and/or eliminate tub
  • More electrical/lighting updates
  • Faucet and sink upgrades (brand, material, style, complexity)
  • Upgraded tile (material and pattern)

Best typically includes:

  • Upper end cabinets, countertops, fixtures, flooring
  • Complete layout change and/or expansion into other room(s)
  • Custom work
  • Window/door modifications
  • Many electrical updates or complete rewire
  • Freestanding tub
  • High end large shower

Good typically includes:

  • Entry-level group A or B granite countertops
  • Entry-level import cabinetry
  • Minor or NO changes to layout or appliance locations
  • Minor electrical updates
  • Chrome or Nickel, entry-level stock plumbing fixtures, porcelain sink bowl
  • Vinyl plank or entry-level tile
  • May or may not include custom tiled shower

Laundry/Mudroom $20-60k

Laundry/mudroom remodels and especially mudroom expansions are very popular today. In an era where we are all so busy and on the go with work, school and soccer practice, there is a definite need for improving the main entry families use, which is typically off the garage. There are so many possibilities for shoe storage, coats, backpacks, pet supplies, lockers, laundry space and the list keeps going. Obviously, the larger you go and the more features,the more the cost will go up, but the gained space is well worth it and keeps you from tripping over shoes and backpacks!

Finished Basement $75-125K+

There are so many possibilities with finishing a basement. We can add a bedroom with an egress window, wet or dry bar, kitchenette or full working kitchen, laundry room, half or full bath, sauna, home theatre, and the list goes on. Flooring is also a large individual cost due to the amount of square footage. The potential cost for a basement project can climb even past the $100k mark depending on how many rooms and features you include in the project.

Most people want the new space to be an extension of the rest of their home, which will make up 30-50% of your total square footage once finished. Because of this, we find that basements can sometimes create sticker shock, but considering the cost of your home in comparison to the amount of space you gain it is totally understandable.

Fireplace Remodel $18-35K+

Many of our clients have outdated or builder-grade fireplace facades. We find most of our fireplace reface projects fall within this range. The total amount will vary depending on what features we are changing or adding e.g. Fire box/insert, façade halfway or up to ceiling, mantle, hearth, electrical, carpentry.

Whole Home or Major Remodel $150k+

Whole home and major remodels are so house-specific and unique that it is impossible to provide a range, however, they usually start at about $150k and go up from there. Much like a finished basement, the possibilities are virtually endless…Interior surface, exterior surfaces, flooring, kitchen, bathrooms, windows, doors, siding, trim, painting, laundry/mudrooms, bedrooms, family rooms, staircases, fireplaces and more are all involved in a whole home remodel project.

There are some cost savings when multiple areas of a home at the same time, such as prep/deconstruction work and trip charges, but you can get a pretty good idea by just adding up some of our average costs.

Regional Project Costs

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