Repairs And Upgrades: How Much Will They Cost?
During the process of buying or selling a home, clients often learn about recommended or required repairs and upgrades. This can happen as a result of your Realtors' expert knowledge of the market and comparable homes as well as a pre-listing home inspection. Of course, the first thing clients want to know is, "How much will that cost?"
After 26 years in the Real Estate industry and more in construction experience, I have compiled Residential Construction and Remodeling Estimatescost guide, which provides estimated cost ranges for repair and/or replacement of the major systems and components in a home. It also includes general guidelines for the life expectancies of those systems. This information can help your clients make informed decisions when they're considering home repairs or improvements, and is valued by buyers and sellers alike.
When entering a home the first thing most people notice is the flooring, you want to make an impression cleanliness and quality.
Refinishing Hardwood $3 - $6 / sq. ft
Carpet Cleaning $125 / room
Ceramic Tile $6 - $20 / sq. ft
The heart of the home should show clean and be efficient.
Cabinet re-finishing $30 - $60 per door
Cabinets $3,500 plus
Kitchen counter - laminate $45.00 / Ln ft
Kitchen counter - Marble/Granite $80 - $300 Ln ft
New and fresh paint should be in neutral or earth tone colours
Inside $125 per room
Outside $3,200 plus
Decks are an extension of your living space, they should be cleaned or pressure washed and repaired as required.
Pressure Treated $15 - $30 sq ft
Custom Designed & Built $55 - $100 sq ft
Windows should be cleaned inside and out. If any seals have been broken replace the pains or if need be the entire window.
Skylight $800 and up
Casement - replace $50 - $100 sq ft
Above is just a sampling of the list of estimated costs for hundreds of repairs/upgrades I have compiled. If you have a question regarding any repair or replacement inside or out, I can help. I also have a number of qualified bonded contractors, skilled trades and landscapers I have worked with over the years.
These estimates reflect the average basic costs for supplies and installation of building materials in Canada. Costs may vary depending on regions, upgrades, complexity, and disposal fees inn your area.