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Sample remodeling projects

Chances are you have thought about a remodeling project that you would like to do on your home. Below are several common remodeling projects showing what could be updated or changed and the related costs for that job. Costs vary greatly depending on the type of materials used. All cost estimates are in 2010 dollars.

Refer to our kitchen and bathroom pages for more in-depth ideas.

Sample projects

Family room addition

Add a 16' x 20' addition over crawlspace.

  • Wood siding
  • Shingle roof
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • HVAC
  • Electric
  • Windows
  • Exterior door
  • Approximate Cost: $36,000 - $45,000

Two-story addition

Add a 24' x 16' two-story addition over crawlspace.

  • First floor family room and second floor bedroom with a 3/4 bath
  • Miscellaneous windows and doors
  • HVAC
  • Wood siding
  • Electric
  • Shingle roof
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Approximate Cost: $66,000 - $80,000

Attic bedroom

Convert unfinished attic space to 16' x 16' bedroom and a 5' x 7 3/4' bath.

  • Add a 15' shed dormer and windows
  • Retain existing stairs
  • Insulation
  • Wood siding
  • HVAC
  • Shingle roof
  • Electric
  • Drywall
  • Miscellaneous
  • Approximate Cost: $27,000 - $35,000

Master suite

Convert two existing bedrooms into a suite.

  • Ceramic tile walls and floor
  • Wall in closet Separate tile shower
  • Master bath dressing area All fixtures and faucets
  • Corian vanity tops Electric
  • Custom vanity and linen HVAC
  • Approximate Cost: $42,000 - $50,000

Deck addition

16' x 20' cedar deck.

  • Concrete footings
  • 4 x 4 posts
  • Built in bench and planter
  • 2 x 2 rail
  • Approximate Cost: $6,000 - $11,000

Bathroom remodel

Update existing full bath.

  • Wainscot walls
  • Custom vanity
  • Mirror
  • Corian top
  • New lighting
  • Standard fixtures and faucets
  • Ceramic tile tub/shower walls
  • Ceramic tile floor
  • Approximate Cost: $10,000 - $14,000

Minor kitchen remodel

  • Refinish cabinets
  • Sink and faucet
  • New drawers and doors
  • Linoleum floor
  • Laminate countertops
  • Electrical upgrade to code
  • Approximate Cost: $10,000 - $13,000

Bathroom addition

Add a second full bath within existing floor plan.

  • Standard fixtures and faucets
  • Cultured marble vanity
  • Lighting and mirror
  • Custom vanity
  • Standard tub/shower
  • Ceramic tile and wainscot walls
  • Ceramic walls in tub shower area
  • Approximate Cost: $13,000 - $15,000

Bathroom remodel

Update existing full bath.

  • Wainscot walls
  • Custom vanity
  • Mirror
  • Corian top
  • New lighting
  • Standard fixtures and faucets
  • Ceramic tile tub/shower walls
  • Ceramic tile floor
  • Approximate Cost: $10,000 - $14,000

House remodel diagrams with cost estimates

  • Plan 1 – Empty nest remodel, rambler
  • Plan 2 – Empty nest remodel, rambler
  • Plan 3 – Four foot kitchen addition and 12 by 16 foot deck addition, rambler
  • Plan 4 – Eight foot kitchen addition with deck, rambler
  • Plan 5 – Second story addition, rambler
  • Plan 6 – Kitchen and basement remodel with deck addition, rambler
  • Plan 7 – 12 by 14 foot family room addition and deck
  • Plan 8 – Family room, kitchen addition and deck, rambler
  • Plan 9 – Finish upper level of Cape Cod

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