Cost for the Perfect Renovation: what Will You Choose?

We summarize the main factors that determine the real cost of a remodel. How much will yours cost?

To remodel is not to rebuild. Although simpler, remodeling implies changing the painting, the floor, the wallpaper, the organization of the furniture, the decoration and, depending on what you want, your goals, the time and what type of work you are willing to spend – costs vary.

On average, remodeling a property can cost around 5,000 dollars. But it can also exceed 30 thousand if the works are large.

What kind of remodeling do you want to do? Do you want to intervene in the entire house or in selected rooms?

Costs vary from division to division because the characteristics are also different.

The kitchen is perhaps the space where the investment will be greatest. If you need a lot of intervention (new furniture, replacement of tiles), it is possible that the cost will be around 10 000 $, depending on the size of the kitchen.

Small changes in the room, such as changing the wallpaper, can be around 500 $. On the other hand, if you want to change furniture, replace the floor, paint the walls, change the lighting, etc. it is possible that the expenditure will rise to $ 4,000.

The remodeling of a bathroom, in depth, can be around $ 7,500, while in the room you can spend about $ 9,000.

Do you want to do a general or total remodel?

In that case, we advise you to hire a professional (a contractor) who can handle the entire project. Hiring many individual professionals can be more expensive than hiring a contractor to handle the entire project.

How to calculate a general value?

Calculate the price per square meter, taking into account the materials to be purchased, the chosen finishes, the number of professionals involved (painters, electricians, plumbers) and all the expenses you can foresee.

For example, if you want to change the floor, repair walls and baseboards, do the math at 700 $ per square meter. This value does not include furniture or decorations.

Time is also a key aspect. After all, remodeling a home implies availability and patience.  For a 100 m 2 house, the remodeling time varies between 4 and 8 months and will cost an average of $ 15,250.


There are a number of simulators online, where you can check costs for remodeling your home, free of charge.

We recommend two:

Indicate the municipality where the property is located, the type of property, the right foot and the approximate area in square meters. Then, you will be asked to select the rooms you want to remodel, the respective size and what you want to do in each one (e.g. painting, wall construction).

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