How Much Will A House Remodel Cost You In PA?
Remodeling your home is an exciting venture that many homeowners chose to embark upon at one time or another. Whether you’re considering a bathroom remodel, a kitchen renovation, or maybe even a whole-house remodeling, each of these kinds of projects can carry with them significant costs.
However, such changes can also breathe new life into a home, ultimately helping to increase its value. This is an attractive proposition to many who are considering a home remodel, even if they’re not necessarily thinking about selling.
The cost of renovating your home will depend on several factors. The major ones include the scope of the project, the materials and equipment needed to complete the project, and the hiring of a contractor to do the project.
As expert home remodelers in Pennsylvania, Delaware, and New Jersey, Murtagh Bros. Inc. is well-versed in the average costs associated with such projects. Our extensive experience in the industry also makes us a great source of knowledge – knowledge which we gladly share in the following post with all who may be considering going down the remodeling path.
The Costs And Benefits Of Remodeling Your Home
Inherent in the nature of the remodeling endeavor is the fact that the project will likely be a big one. If it wasn’t a big project, you likely wouldn’t call it a “remodel”! As a result, there are many factors that can play a part in the remodeling costs.
These factors can vary from project to project. For instance, the main expenses in a kitchen remodel, where cabinets and countertops are replaced, will be much different than those which can dictate the cost of a bathroom renovation that can involve a new shower and other plumbing tasks.
For this reason, we’ve chosen to highlight the factors which are important across all types of projects. Ultimately, to get the best idea of how much your PA home remodel may cost, we recommend giving us a call. We’ll be more than glad to discuss the remodeling you have in mind and will promptly provide a quote on the expected costs.
Areas to be Renovated
The cost to remodel several rooms in your home will vary depending on their size, the materials you use, and the condition the room was in to begin with. The extent of the project will determine the contractors you will need to hire to complete the project to your preferences and specifications.
The cost per square foot for each room can vary significantly. For example, some rooms may simply need a little paint and updated flooring but, if you are going to change the layout of a room, tear down walls, or install new lighting fixtures along with plumbing upgrades, you will need to enlist the help of a trusted contractor. Accordingly, more intricate work will result in costs that push you towards the higher end of the range.
Costs of Renovating
The average cost of a full kitchen remodel in PA, NJ, and DE is around $20,000 but you can spend more or less depending on the scope of your project.
For a bathroom remodeling, $5,000 seems to be the magic number for a full renovation while a laundry area can cost up to $2,000.
The least expensive areas to renovate seem to be the living room area, dining room, hallway, office, and staircase.
The features you include in your renovation project will also determine the final amount it will cost you. If you use high-end finishes and want special features, you will pay a little more than using less costly ones. For example, high-end flooring or cabinets will cost a little more than standard ones. Also, if you need special equipment and people who possess special skills and knowledge to do the renovations, it will cost you more money but, the results will be outstanding.
A general contractor can help you evaluate your plans and determine if you need to hire specialized contractors such as electricians, plumbers, or carpenters.
If you are constructing an addition to your home such as a garage or more living space, you will need to factor in the costs of the building materials, equipment needed, and which contractors you will need to hire to complete the project.
Age of Home
The age of the home you are remodeling will matter when you start your project.
This is because once the home improvement project has begun, you may run into things like foundation damage, rotting sub-floors, plumbing and electrical issues, or a problem with framing an area.
Your contractor can help you evaluate the issues to determine if there will be costs to update certain things that you may not have considered. Regrettably, there are issues that cannot be foreseen before the project begins. However, by hiring an experienced contractor, there is a greater chance that they will have confronted such issues in the past and can be on the lookout for them.
Size of Your Home
Size matters when it comes to a home remodeling project. Clearly, it will cost more money to renovate a large home than it will to renovate a smaller one.
Room size also factors into your project. For example, it costs less to remodel your bathroom than it will to do a complete kitchen remodel.
To renovate an entire house that is less than 1,000 sq ft, you will spend around $18,000. On the other hand, renovating a home that is around 2,000 sq ft will cause you to shell out around $22,000.
For an even larger home, you can spend up to $40,000. Keep in mind, though, that the more updated your home is, the more it will be worth if you ever decide to put it on the market.
Zoning, Codes, and Building Permits
Depending on the area in which you live, you may have to obtain a building permit for certain home renovation projects. This is where a contractor comes in handy. Your contractor has the knowledge of which permits are needed and how to update your home under the requirements of the building and zoning codes in your area. Your contractor will also provide you with the cost of the needed permits so you will not have any surprises as your project gets underway.
When you are ready to get your home remodeling or addition project started, hiring a trusted contractor in your area is imperative.
Pennsylvania Home Remodelers
The Murtagh Bros are proud to have created long-lasting relationships with satisfied clients throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. If you are considering a home remodeling project, we understand the concerns that you face now, and we will do our best to answer any questions you may have so that you can make an informed decision.
At the end of the day, if you are not happy with your home remodel, then we have not done our job properly. This is exactly why, in each and every project we take on, we strive to provide the highest quality work and the greatest customer service. If you’d like to see the kind of home renovation projects we’ve completed in the past, give us a call and we’ll gladly show you what we can do!