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Question DetailsAsked on 11/30/2014

How much would it cost to redo my kitchen. All new appliances, new cupboards, new counter tops, grout existing floo

I have lived in my home approx 19 yrs it is time to redo kitche and bath rooms, they will be done aft kitchen

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I love these how much questions !!! apliances... white, black , stainless steel, features options, grade, quality ??? how much is a four bedroom house ? how much is a four door car? how much is a four carrot diamond? There are way too many varibles to answer any of these questions.

Answered 5 years ago by the new window man

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As New Window Man says, depends on your house configuration, if modifying any walls or ceilings, how big your kitchen and bath is, whether there is existing water damage, what "quality" of upgrades you are looking for, etc.


You can find some general ballpark and nationwide "typical" cost ranges in the Project Cost Info link right under your question, also in the Home > Remodeling - Kitchen and Bath link in Browse Projects, at lower left - though of course nothing specific to your case.


Two hints -


If doing anything more than just upgrading elements in-place, like moving walls or relocating the location of utilities, you likely need an architect to help with layout and with plans and specs for the contractor to work to.


Also, unless you have a contractor in mind for this job who you have worked with before, you might consider breaking it up into a couple of jobs (which could be one then a contract amendment near the end to add additional work) - for several reasons.


1) If broken into 2 or 3 jobs, you are not tied into the original contractor for all the work in case he turns out to be a mistake, goes bankrupt, gets injured and can't continue work, etc


2) you are not into multiple rooms being torn up at one time as would commonly be the case if done as one contract, where a given trade goes through room after room in sequence, then next trade comes in, etc.


3) give you better budgeting control, though does result in a longer total duration from start of first job to end of last one.


4) it does not commit you to one major cost up front - in case you run into financial difficulties down the road (layoff, medical issues, unexpected major family expense, etc). However, if you are getting a loan to do the work, then that approach does not work well.


5) breaking it into several jobs over time does have the drawback of losing the slight economy of scale of doing several areas at once, and can result in time gaps between jobs as contractor gets subs lined up for the next phase and so forth.

Answered 5 years ago by LCD




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