What Does It Cost to Renovate a House?  

Do you know why most homeowners keep postponing renovation work? Let’s face the facts! Home renovation Toronto is a pricey undertaking. Even a basic kitchen renovation can cost you upwards of $20,000! Add in luxury furnishings and a pantry room, the cost skyrockets to double the amount. Then again, home remodelling can transform your familiar ambiance. 

She may want a fresh start in life! Besides a new haircut, a remodelling work may be in immediate order! So, to find a balance between expenditure and needs, homeowners need to prioritize. Also, you will have to find a reliable general contractor such as Astaneh construction. 

Planning the remodelling work 

Set priorities first. Home renovation Toronto entails two main parameters. You will have to decide between structural repairs and aesthetic improvements. Astaneh construction always recommends focusing on the aesthetic parts later and prioritizing structural safety. This is extremely important because structural work may require changes that will alter the remodelling aesthetics. For example, you must repair the plumbing first before buying those beautifully glazed chrome faucets! This planning phase of home renovation Toronto is where you set the budget by realistic priorities. 

Structural repairs estimate 

If you see cracks in the foundation line, call up Astaneh construction earliest. The professionals will arrange a due inspection by a licensed structural engineer. Based on the assessment, the home renovation Toronto will provide the quote. 

Here’s a general estimate of the commonest type of structural repair job in home renovation Toronto

  • Foundation inspection rates: $300
  • Non-structural crack repair: $900- $3,000
  • Structural crack repair: $1,300 – $1,800
  • Exterior foundation crack repair: $5,000 and up 

Doors and windows replacement is another common type of structural repair work. The cost will depend on the type of doors installed. It can include kitchen renovation or installing new doors and windows in the bathroom. 

Astaneh construction conforms to providing the most feasible rates. Our rates are competitive and meant to provide the best value to homeowners. 

  • Exterior insulated metal doors – $750 and up
  • Fixed windows installation – $1,300 and up 
  • Solid wood exterior doors – $1,500 and up 
  • New storm door – $450 and up 
  • Basic skylight installation – $1,100 and up 
  • Venting skylight installation – $1,500 and up 
  • Masonry fireplace – $2,500 and up 

You may want to hire Astaneh construction for roofing work. Ours is a general contractor service. We can handle any kind of renovation work and also employ sub-contractors wherever necessary. Roofing costs are calculated on a per square foot basis. 

  • Concrete or clay tiles: $ 4 – $ 5 
  • New slate roof: $ 30 – $ 50 
  • Gravel roof – $ 6 
  • Vinyl coated steel shingles – $ 4 – $ 5 
  • Asphalt shingles – $ 2 – $ 3 

Kitchen works cost 

After the structural repairs estimate, let’s proceed with kitchen renovation. Of course, you can prioritize kitchen renovation also. This is a usual approach to increase the resale value of the home. Astaneh construction estimates that kitchen renovation work can eventually result in a significant return on investment.  According to a general estimate on a mid-range renovation, you can recover up to 50 – 60% of the remodelling expenditure.  So, if you spend $ 60,000 on kitchen renovation, expect a return on investment of more than $ 40,000. 

Proper planning for home renovation Toronto is essential when considering the expenditure as an investment for the future. Real estate pundits suggest that the cost of remodelling should not exceed 20 % of the property’s current market value.

Astaneh construction covers kitchen works in the range of $40,000 to $150,000. The expenditure will depend on the extent of remodelling you would commission. For example, setting up tile flooring will be less expensive than natural stone. Again, there are different types of tiles, the most prominent ones being ceramic and porcelain. Some of the tiles also imitate natural stone and hardwood floors. These can help homeowners plan the budget and balance out aesthetics with expenditures. 

Kitchen renovation costs breakdown 

While you set the quote for home renovation Toronto, make sure the contractor provides a clear breakdown of the expenditure. Also, discuss the details. In general, a 500 square foot kitchen can cost up to $5,000 in flooring expenditure. Also, you should tally the costs estimate with that of the actual market value of the products. All the resources are available online. Compare them and find whether the estimate is a feasible one. Kitchen renovation will require elaborate planning. 

She may want a blue-tinted glass cabinet, of the frameless variety! Countertops are vital elements in kitchen aesthetics. Natural stone countertops are amazing! Several varieties of natural stone countertops are available. Marble is the most popular option, but you can also choose one made of sandstone, quartz or onyx. Simple laminated countertops cost in the range of $100 to $200 per square foot. Marble countertops can be got at $100 per square foot or more. There might be additional installation charges.  

Cost saving tips 

Here are a few cost-saving tips for home renovation Toronto. First, of course, is to plan out the remodelling work as per your priorities. If you do not need landscaping work right away, set it up for a later date. Do you need an urgent paint job? Painting works are the most basic types of remodelling assignments to give your home a facelift! 

Many homeowners go the DIY route. They leave the external walls to the general contractor and paint the interior walls by their own. A lot of house painting videos are available online. You can easily train yourself even if you are a newbie. Experienced DIYers can also do basic construction works and carpentry. Making the kitchen cabinet yourself will save you a ton of money! Of course, this is a feasible solution as long as you have the time to do it yourself.  

Astaneh construction is always available to handle all your remodelling work. Contact us to discuss your unique requirements so that we can offer a feasible quote. Our quoting system is entirely transparent, and we will provide a complete breakdown of the expenditure.     

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I’m a veteran renovation professional with a range of whole house renovations under my belt, including kitchen renovation, basement renovation, and bathroom renovation at the highest level in Toronto.

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