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BATHROOM ADDITION—MID RANGE COST $45,194.00
Add 6×8-foot bathroom over crawlspace with poured concrete walls. Use cultured-stone vanity top with molded sink; standard chrome faucets; 30×60-inch white fiberglass tub/shower with ceramic tile surround; single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced faucet; low-profile toilet; general and spot lighting; electrical wiring to code; mirrored medicine cabinet; linen storage closet or cabinet;
painted trim; ceramic tile floor.
BATHROOM ADDITION—UPSCALE COST $ 84,114.00
Add new 100-square-foot master bath to existing master bedroom over crawlspace. Include 42×42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls, accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frame less glass enclosure. Put in freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets; stone counter top with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting and waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry has custom drawer base, wall cabinets. Extend HVAC. Electric in-floor heating.
BATH REMODEL—MID RANGE COST $ 19,592.00
Update existing 5×7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30×60-inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4×4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper.
BATH REMODEL—UPSCALE COST $ 62,320.00
Expand existing 35-square-foot bathroom to 100 sf within existing house footprint. Relocate all fixtures. Include 42×42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls with accent strip, recessed shower caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frame less glass enclosure. Include freestanding soaker tub with high-end faucets; stone counter top with two sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting; a compartmentalized commode area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on diagonal with ceramic tile base molding. Add general and spot lighting including waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry has custom drawer base, wall cabinets. Extend HVAC. Electric in-floor heating.
UNIVERSAL DESIGN BATH REMODEL COST $ 32,316.00
Update existing 5×7-foot space to be wheelchair-accessible (zero threshold, 36-inch-wide door) and install flat-panel electrical switches at sitting level (36 to 42 inches above floor). Replace toilet with comfort height fixture featuring elongated bowl and bidet type seat. Remove existing bathtub and install curbless, tiled, walk-in shower with adjustable shower head, fold-out seat, thermostatic mixing valve, and bi-directional glass door. Replace flooring with electric radiant heat beneath new luxury vinyl tile flooring. Install adaptive living vanity with easy-grasp handles and adjustable mirror. Install LED lights, infrared ceiling light, night light, and ultra-quiet vent fan with humidity-sensing controls. Install ceramic tiles on walls with two contrasting color stripes. Install nine towel bars that can support 250 pounds and reconfigure storage to be accessible from a seated position.
MINOR KITCHEN REMODEL—MID RANGE COST $ 21, 986.00
In functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and counter tops, leave cabinet boxes in place but replace fronts with new shaker-style wood panels and drawer fronts, including new hardware. Replace cooktop/oven range and slide-in refrigerator with new energy-efficient models. Replace laminate counter tops; install mid priced sink and faucet. Add new resilient flooring. Finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.
MAJOR KITCHEN REMODEL—MID RANGE COST $ 65,495.00
Update outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen with functional layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including 3×5-foot island; laminate counter tops; and standard double-tub stainless steel sink with standard single-lever faucet. Include energy efficient range, vented range hood, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and custom lighting. Add new resilient flooring. Finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.
MAJOR KITCHEN REMODEL—UPSCALE COST $ 130,234.00
Update outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of top-of-the-line custom white cabinets with built-in sliding shelves and other interior accessories. Include stone counter tops with imported ceramic- or glass-tile back splash; built-in refrigerator, commercial-grade cook top and vent hood, wall oven, and built-in microwave unit. Install high-end under mount sink with designer faucets and water filtration system. Add new general and task lighting, including low-voltage under cabinet lights. Install tile or similar flooring that looks like wood.
MASTER SUITE ADDITION—MID RANGE COST $ 125,148.00
Add 24×16-foot master bedroom suite over crawlspace. Include walk-in closet/dressing area, freestanding soaker tub, separate 3×4- foot ceramic tile shower, and double-bowl vanity with solid-surface counter top. Carpet the bedroom floor; put tile in bath. Paint walls, ceiling, and trim. Install general and spot lighting, exhaust fan.
MASTER SUITE ADDITION—UPSCALE COST $ 260,029.00
Add 32×20-foot master bedroom suite over crawlspace. Add spacious sleeping area with lounging/sitting area adjacent to large master bath. Include custom bookcases and built-in storage with mill work details; high-end gas fireplace with stone hearth and custom mantle; and walk-in closet/dressing area with natural light, mirrors, and linen storage. Add French doors. Bathroom includes walk-in shower with 2019 dual-shower system, stone walls and floor, and custom frame less glass enclosure. Add freestanding soaker tub. Include two sinks in separate custom vanities with stone counter tops and large mirrors. Create partitioned area for luxury one-piece toilet. Outside the bath, add 5-foot-long hospitality center with bar sink, under counter refrigerator, custom cabinetry, stone counter top, and microwave. Include soundproofing, in-floor heating, custom wall finishes and hardware, general and spot lighting, and high-end lighting controls.
DECK ADDITION—COMPOSITE COST $ 18,796.00
Add 16×20-foot deck using pressure-treated joists supported by 4×4-inch posts anchored to concrete piers. Install composite deck material in a simple linear pattern. Include built-in bench and planter of the same decking material. Include stairs, assuming three steps to grade. Provide a complete railing using a matching system made of the same composite as the decking material.
DECK ADDITION—WOOD COST $ 12,234.00
Add 16×20-foot deck using pressure-treated joists supported by 4×4-inch posts anchored to concrete piers. Install pressure-treated deck boards in a simple linear pattern. Include built-in bench and planter of the same decking material. Include stairs, assuming three steps to grade. Provide a complete railing system using pressure-treated wood posts, railings, and balusters.
BACKYARD PATIO COST $ 55,293.00
Install 20×20-foot flagstone patio on flat ground behind home. Connect house and patio via a lift-and-slide glass door. Put gas powered fire pit in the center of the patio and surround it with four mid-priced, all-weather deck chairs. Opposite home, install stone veneer modular kitchen unit with gas grill, mini-refrigerator, sink, and storage. On each corner, erect 20×20-foot cedar pergola capable of holding an awning that can shade the flagstone area. Install mid priced, low-voltage lights on pergola sufficient to illuminate patio at night. Install underground gas and electrical connections.
ENTRY DOOR REPLACEMENT—STEEL COST: $ 1,794.00
Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and jambs and replace with new 20-gauge steel unit, including a clear, dual-pane half-glass panel, jambs, and aluminum threshold with composite stop. Door is factory finished with same color both sides. Exterior brick-mold and 2.5-inch interior colonial or ranch casings in poplar or equal pre-finished to match door color. Replace existing lock set.
GRAND ENTRANCE—FIBERGLASS COST $9,376.00 Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and cut and re frame opening for a 12-36-12 entrance door with dual sidelights. Move double-gang electrical box with two switches. Fiberglass door blank matches upscale entry, including color, threshold, lock set, and decorative
half-glass; sidelights match door. PVC-wrapped exterior trim in color to match existing trim; wider interior colonial or ranch casings (3.5-inch to cover new jack studs) in hardwood stained to match door. All work to be completed in one day.
GARAGE DOOR REPLACEMENT COST: $ 3,698.00
Remove and dispose of existing 16×7-foot garage door and tracks. Install new four-section garage door on new heavy-duty galvanized steel tracks; reuse existing motorized opener. New door has a lifetime warranty, and is made with high-tensile-strength steel with two coats of factory-applied paint, is foam insulated to minimum R-12, and includes thermal seals between pinch-resistant panels. Windows in top panel are ½-inch insulated glass. Hardware includes galvanized steel hinges and ball-bearing urethane rollers.
SIDING REPLACEMENT COST: $ 15,721.00
Replace 1,250 square feet of existing siding with new siding installed to manufacturer’s specifications. Include factory trim at all openings and corners. MANUFACTURED STONE VENEER Remove 300-square-foot continuous band of existing vinyl siding from bottom third of street-facing façade. Replace with adhered manufactured stone veneer, including 36 linear feet (LF) of sills, 40 LF of corners, and one address block. Installation includes two separate layers of water-resistive barrier laid over bare sheathing, corrosion-resistant lath and fasteners, and nominal ½-inch-thick mortar scratch coat and setting bed. Outline entry archway; use an 8×10-inch keystone and a soldier course of flats on either side.
WINDOW REPLACEMENT—VINYL COST: $ 17,201.00
Replace 10 existing 3×5-foot double-hung windows with insulated, low-E, simulated-divided-light vinyl windows with a custom-color exterior finish. Trim exterior to match existing; do not disturb existing interior trim.
WINDOW REPLACEMENT—WOOD COST: $ 20,205.00
Replace 10 existing 3×5-foot double-hung windows with insulated, low-E, simulated-divided-light wood windows. Interior finish of stained hardwood; exterior finish of custom-color aluminum cladding. Trim exterior to match existing; do not disturb existing interior trim.
ROOFING REPLACEMENT—ASPHALT SHINGLES COST: $ 21, 666.00
Remove and dispose of existing roofing to bare wood sheathing. Install 30 squares of min. 235-lb. fiberglass asphalt shingles (min. 25-year warranty) with new 30-lb. felt (or equivalent synthetic) under layment, galvanized drip edge, and mill-finish aluminum flashing. Assume a rectangular hip roof; custom flashing at two average-size skylights; and custom cap treatment at vented ridge.
ROOFING REPLACEMENT—METAL COST: $ 36,553.00
Remove and dispose of existing roofing to bare wood sheathing. Install ice-barrier membrane at roof perimeter, and premium grade synthetic under layment over roof. Install 3,000 square feet of pre-finished, standing-seam metal roofing with matching preformed accessories, including drip edge, gable trim, and vented ridge flashing. Assume a rectangular hip roof; custom flashing at two average-size skylights; custom cap treatment at vented ridge.