To Remodel or Not to Remodel?

To Remodel or Not to Remodel? That is the question! Consider the costs involved when deciding:

Roofing

Install conventional asphalt shingles over existing shingles

$1.25 – $2 / sq. ft.

Strip and re-shingle with conventional shingles

$2 – $3 / sq. ft

Rebuild typical chimney above roof line

$100-$200 / lin. ft.

Repoint typical chimney above roof line

$20-$30 / row

Exterior Install galvanized or aluminum gutters and downspouts

$3 – $5 / lin. ft.

Garage, Deck, Retaining Wall

Install a deck

$12- $20 / sq. ft.

Rebuild exterior basement stairwell

$3500 – $5000

Build detached garage(single)

$8000 and up

Build detached garage (double)

$12000 and up

Build retaining wall (wood)

$20 – $25 /sq. ft.

Build retaining wall (concrete)

$30 – $40 / sq. ft.

Install basement support post with proper foundation

$200 – $400

Perform chemical treatment for termites

$500 and up

Repair minor crack in poured concrete foundation

$400 – $800

Electrical

Electrical Upgrade electrical service to 100 amps

$1200-1800

Upgrade electrical service to 200 amps

$1500 – $2000

Install new circuit breaker panel

$500 – $700

Add 120 volt circuit

$150 – $250

Add 240 volt circuit

$250 – $350

Add conventional receptacle

$75 – $150

Heating and Cooling

Heating install mid-efficiency forced-air furnace

$1700 – $2500

Install chimney liner

$300 – $700

Install set-back thermostat

$100 – $300

Replace radiator valve

$75 – $150

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (cape)

$8000 – $10000

Convert from hot water heating to forced-air (two story)

$15000 – $20000

Clean ductwork

$250 and up

Cooling/Heat Pumps – Add central air conditioning on existing forced-air system

$2000-$3000

Replace heat pump or air conditioning compressor

$800 – $1400

Install independent air conditioning system

$8000 – $15000

Insulation

Insulate open attic to modern standards

$1 – $1.50 / sq. ft.

Blow insulation into flat roof, cathedral ceiling or wall cavity

$2 – $3.50 /sq. ft.

Improve attic ventilation

$40 – $50 per vent

Plumbing

Plumbing Replace galvanized piping with copper (2 story with one bathroom)

$2000 – $2500

Replace water line to house

$1500 – $3500

Replace toilet

$300 and up

Replace basin

$200 and up

Replace bathtub, including ceramic tile

$1500 and up

Remodel four-piece bathroom completely

$6000 and up

Install modest basement bathroom

$4000 and up

Finish Work – Flooring, Drywall, Windows, and Paint

Sand and refinish hardwood floors

$1.50 – $3 /sq. ft.

Interior add drywall over plaster

$1.50-$2.50 /sq. ft

Install replacement windows

$200 – $400 ea

Install storm windows

$75 – $200 ea.

Install skylight

$500 and up

Remodel kitchen completely

$8000 and up

Painting (trim only)

$1500 – $2500

Painting (trim and wall surfaces)

$3000 and up

Fireplace

Install masonry fireplace (if flue already roughed – in )

$2000 and up

Install zero-clearance fireplace (including chimney)

$2500 and up

Install gas – Insert into existing fireplace

$2500 and up

About the Author…
This Home Remodel article was provided by Christina Asad Edwards, a Nationally recognized Realtor and Residential Relocation Specialist. Christina can be reached via email at Christina.Asad@RealLiving.com or by cell phone or text message at 937-205-4741. Christina has helped thousands of people move in and out of the Dayton Ohio area and other Southwest Ohio towns. For Ohio real estate and homes see Dayton Ohio Real Estate.

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