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How much would it cost to completely re-renovate a 2500 sqft house?

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Oct 22, 2013
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Sounds like a great idea..you numbers are about right but there are a ton of variables in there. Hardwood is $10 per square foot ish..tile is more and carpet and vinyl are less. New kitchen for $40k - yes depends on size you can also do it fo r$20k or $60 k depending on the materials you select - cabinets and countertops etc. I always use this online kitchen remodel cost calculator to help figure these things out http://www.remodelormove.com/kitchen-remodelling windows and doors - depending on how mnay $20k should be plenty - but again you can pick the highend stuff and pay $20k or more. Yard - no idea :) . $10k for misc always a good idea. good luck
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Someone has no idea what high end means .
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Mars2012 wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 10:48 pm
If you are going to redo a kitchen and put some decent fixtures and finishes into it, don't buy cheap appliances. Cheap appliances look cheap and are often not as functional as quality ones. I just replaced my nineteen year old Jenn Air range...if I remember correctly, this was around $2500 back in the early 90's. My fridge is an Amana side x side counter-depth, which I paid ~$3K for, and it's still in perfect working condition. Perhaps modern appliances aren't built like before, but the cheap ones really stand out.
Judging appliances by price and not by quality is a mistake. They quite often do not go hand in hand.
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justlikeit wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 3:30 pm
1. Reflooring on 1st & 2nd floor ($20k?)
$8 a sq ft for flooring?
justlikeit wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 3:30 pm
2. New kitchen & appliances ($40k?)
seems quite high to me.
justlikeit wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 3:30 pm
3. New bathrooms (2nd floor) ($30k?)
seems quite high.
justlikeit wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 3:30 pm
4. Window & doors ($20k?)
probably correct
justlikeit wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 3:30 pm
5. Front & backyard ($20k?)
front and backyard what? Grass? Depending on how bad it is you could probably just get one of those lawn companies for a few months and it'd be fine.

justlikeit wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 3:30 pm
Total: $140,000 ?
A general contractor's dream come true.
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FYI ... this is a 2 year old thread. Not sure why it was revived.
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Precisely. I don't understand why newbies who are posting for the first time feel the need to search for an old dead thread and then resurrect it in order to add their opinion. Stupidity.
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It depends what you're doing, and how... I bet you can reno a kitchen for single digit Ks (but NOT under 5) by using the lowest end materials.

Are you talking only about cabinets?
How about the countertops... what material?
How about the appliances? Are you going with a Wolf Range or a "element" electric stove? etc etc.
How about the floor? Are you re-doing that as well? Will you have a demarkation for the kitchen, or will it be hardwood throughout?

For a highER (not high) end kitchen, I would say:

1. Reflooring on 1st & 2nd floor ($20k?) - Depends on the type of wood, and quality... Vintage planks or from Costco? I would put this at $20-25K WITHOUT the stairs.
2. New kitchen & appliances ($40k?) - $16K for appliances, $15-20K for quartz + cabinets... So yeah, about $40K sounds good.
3. New bathrooms (2nd floor) ($30k?) - How many? How much work are you doing? Custom mirrors? They go for $1-2K a pop and up. Want nice Hansgrohe or Grohe faucets/fixtures, $1K a pop... So $30K for 2-3 bathroom sounds fair...
4. Window & doors ($20k?) - No idea on this one... But I can tell you that semi-decent handles alone will set you back about $2K for about 20 INTERNAL doors....
5. Front & backyard ($20k?) - I think you're way under on this one... But again, depending on "what"... It could be $40K...
6. Repaint & other accessories ($10k).. I don't know what "other accessories" are, but professional painting ... $7K - 15K depending on the work (remove popcorn ceiling? etc etc)...

I would budget between $150 and $200K.
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Busybuyer888 wrote:
Aug 15th, 2012 7:09 pm
It may help if OP posts the neighbourhood (price range, maybe) of the house. Is the renos for self living, resale/flip?

There are a lot of variables and different levels of expecations.

I was told by an agent it would take $300K to renovate a 1,800 sq. ft bungalow, we were considering.

Although, $140K is a significant chunk of money, it can be spent very quickly. (As the above posts indicate, some think a proper kitchen should have $20K worth of appliances.)
$300k !!!!! ? what for the your prob just re build the whole dam house
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LAPrince wrote:
Mar 28th, 2014 2:50 pm
$300k !!!!! ? what for the your prob just re build the whole dam house
But a proper 2 story home for that land would of cost $1.2+ million, with a target sale price of property+new house of $3.5M.
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Busybuyer888 wrote:
Mar 28th, 2014 3:13 pm
But a proper 2 story home for that land would of cost $1.2+ million, with a target sale price of property+new house of $3.5M.
Typical around here:
1-1.2M to buy teardown
600+ to build
Sell for 2.5M

Even around here there are few if any 3M houses.

To the OP. 140k could get it done, but while nice would not be luxurious.
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nalababe wrote:
Mar 28th, 2014 3:33 pm
Typical around here:
1-1.2M to buy teardown
600+ to build
Sell for 2.5M

Even around here there are few if any 3M houses.

To the OP. 140k could get it done, but while nice would not be luxurious.

Is 600+ to build for a 2500 sq ft house?
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With 200k would I be able to do substantial renovations to a gutter place?
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chowder wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 12:59 pm
With 200k would I be able to do substantial renovations to a gutter place?
This thread was full of fail the first time it was made. It was full of fail when it was resurrected. And asking the same question is full of fail all over again.

You can do substantial renovations for $200k. What exactly that means is wide open, which makes it pointless.

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chowder wrote:
Jul 17th, 2017 12:59 pm
With 200k would I be able to do substantial renovations to a gutter place?
Yup. Should be able to do 6000 sq/ft easy with nothing. It the best. Imported marble, radiant floors through out the house, Viking everything, 4 car lifts in the garage and of course the indoor pool as well.
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Funny thread. That $140K budget could get blown on just outside landscaping. Or just the kitchen. All depends on what you want to do.

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