What is the average home remodeling cost per square foot?
The cost of your remodel ultimately depends on you and your specific desires for the remodeled space. A fairly simple way to break it down is this: square footage x estimated cost of materials, labor, etc. Cost will range between $100 and $700, with $100 on the low end and $700 on the higher end. The average average homeowner's costs fall between $300 - $500 per square foot. If you're looking for an exact cost of your remodel, you'll need to know local material prices, design plans, who is doing the work (contractor or you), what the project involves (plumbing, electrical, etc.) and their prices as well. As you can see, exact isn't likely, but there are, however, price ranges to give you an idea.
Average National Costs Per Square Foot:
Here are the national price averages and ranges for different remodel projects:
The best way to go is the free, no-obligation estimates from a local guy in your area, and CalFinder may know just the one.
No matter your estimates, remember to include an overrun budget of 10-12 percent of the total project cost. This covers any "whoops!" moments or changes in plans. It also covers the plumber you didn't think you'd need and the insane job you asked him to do. It's best to keep the overrun budget in your back pocket and only bring it out if the situation calls for it.
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