IF YOUR HOME IS YOUR CASTLE and you plan on staying put for the long haul, spend what you can afford to create the space that will make you and your family happy. Is cooking your passion? Go ahead and splurge on that pro-style range. But if you plan to sell in the next 10 years anad want to ensure maximum return on your investment, spend only as much as the room you're renovating is worth. And stay within the norms of the neighborhood for features and finishes. Don't put in a large spa-style master bathroom on a block of one-and-a-half-bath homes.
ROLL OVER OR TAP THE HOUSES for what you should budget for renovating rooms in homes worth $250,000, $500,000 and $1,000,000. And for an instant estimate based on the scope of your remodel and zip code, check out our kitchen, bath, bed and deck calculators.
Keeps your kitchen within the same space and doesn’t likely require moving walls or plumbing or adding extensive electrical work. You’ll keep your existing cabinets, but can spruce them up with a coat of paint and new hardware, and can choose to reuse some items in your current kitchen.
Involves taking the walls down to the studs, along with some interior structural rearrangement, and starting from scratch. Prepare to be kitchen-less for several months.
A standard deck consists of cedar or "B" (lower grade) redwood. Subtract 20% if using all treated wood. Estimate includes stairs with three risers (21”) and railings.
The cost to install a maintenance-free deck using high-grade materials such as Azek or Trex composite floor boards and railings.