Cost estimation of home renovation Estimating Home Renovation Costs

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There are so many people who do not have the slightest idea of the actual cost of a house renovation. House renovation cost depends on the materials used and the area of renovation. Estimating home renovation costs is not easy. The renovation is the process of demolition and construction. In this article, we are going to run you through both of these for you to know how much to expect to spend on your remodeling project.

Demolition and Construction
If you want to bring major changes in your house, you are going to break down some walls and get rid of some fixtures. Your budget should have a breakdown of demolition. Demotion, like construction, depends on various factors. However, the average cost of demolition of a house which is 1500 square foot in size, can be around $6,000 to $7,000.

After the mess you have made with the demolition, it is the time to construct the whole place. For the construction of your remodeling project, these are the primary principles involved:

  • For insulation, you need to spend $1 for a square foot.
  • For vapor barriers, you need to spend $0.7 for a square foot.
  • For building walls (plaster, frame or drywall), you need to spend $9 for a square foot for both sides.
  • For construction staircase using common oak treads, painting grade closed risers and stringer would cost you about $100 per riser. Also, the finishing stain and varnish would take approximately $50 per tread. $100 would cost for the liner foot for balustrade which includes railing and spindles.

Knocking down the walls and rebuilding them:
When remodeling their houses, many people have a desire to knock down the existing walls and build a new layout. What most people do not know is that the design work for such projects mostly needs permits and drawings. Estimating home renovation costs is a tricky process in having the knowledge of what needs to be done, where it needs to be done and how it needs to be done. The cost of the architectural drawings may vary according to the materials. However, if we had to give a rough idea on the cost, it would be around $4,000 for a space that is residential of about 2,000 square feet, which further would let you apply for the permit to continue on to the project. Permits would cost you approximately $7.60 to $12.60 per a square meter. If you are in search of further breakdown of the building permits and the requirements, you might as well check your local boards of the municipality.

If there are no structural plans in the work to help you out with your project, you can simply start off by tearing down a few of the non-structural wall. If building a new wall is your goal, then it would be best if you turn to the carpenters, tapers, and the drywallers. You will need the help of the carpenters for framing the walls, tapers for plastering and taping and the drywallers for boarding the frames. On an average, the cost of boarding and taping is $9 per square foot.

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