What Does A Typical Renovation Project Cost When Done Correctly And In A Quality Manner?
Let’s explore why renovation companies refuse to put prices on their website. They rarely mention a single thing about their pricing, and yes it is a little like asking how long is a piece of string?
but let’s be honest... if you knew how much the price was going to be, you probably would be less likely to set an appointment, right? That’s understandable. No one wants to sit through a sales pitch.
The second reason is, builders don’t want to scare you away. Some homeowners get sticker shock when they find out how much it might cost to renovate, even though a quality renovation actually adds value to a home.
And lastly, you could use the pricing to shop around and look for a cheaper builder. But here's the thing—everyone wants good value; You, your neighbour, your uncle’s friends brother, everyone. Especially when you’re talking tens of thousands of dollars.
The cost of our renovations are in the “sweet spot” of pricing. This doesn’t mean we’re the cheapest, when it comes to renovations, you NEVER want to go with cheap pricing. Our great purchasing power and detailed well planned project management systems allows us to have competitive and accurate pricing.
Our customers $ are our $ and we spend them wisely on their behalf
In other words—we provide good value, so we are not afraid to publish our price guide below. If you want an exact quote, you’ll have to book an appointment, but I promise, no pressure, no tricks, and no games.
Never Ask A Builder: "How Much Is Your Price?" Instead You Should Ask, "What Will I Get For My Money?"
That is the only way to know and get EXACTLY what you want, and to be absolutely sure it’s RIGHT ON BUDGET. Remember, an estimate is not a quote
The following investment ranges will assist in helping you plan your renovation project. Refurbishing projects do cost less than the figures used below but we feel it’s better to plan for the higher figures just to be safe. Cost depends on specification, materials and condition of your home.
Essential Kitchen Update: $19,000 - $35,000 and up
If the layout of your kitchen is basically okay, you may only want to replace your cabinets, benchtops, sink tapware and flooring. Add a fresh coat of paint to the walls, ceiling and a new splashback. Ultimately everything would stay close to or in the same location.
Major Kitchen Remodel: $35,000 - $60,000 and up
A complete kitchen reno may include extensive renovations involving completely “gutting” your kitchen; removing everything including the wall and ceiling finishes, removing some walls to “open up” the space. In addition to a new design/layout, also included would be all new electrical, lighting and plumbing within the kitchen, new wall and ceiling finishes, tiled flooring, custom cabinets and new benchtops, backsplash, appliances, possibly a new window or two.
Essential Bathroom: $12,500 - $19,500 and up
Remove and replace all contents of an average bathroom including the bathtub/shower unit, toilet, sink, vanity and top. New flooring, new exhaust fan, vanity light, mirror, and bathroom accessories. Little or no plumbing or electrical work beyond replacing the fixtures. Everything would connect to existing plumbing in existing locations. Most of the wall and ceiling finishes would stay intact but would be freshly painted.
Complete Bathroom: $19,500 - $29,500 and up
A complete bathroom remodel incorporates gutting and replacing all contents including a new bathtub, shower, toilet, sink, tapware, and vanity unit. New flooring, new paint, new exhaust fan, new lighting and mirror, bathroom accessories, some electrical and plumbing changes.
Master ensuite Bathroom: $15,000 - $40,000 and up
Typically master bathrooms may have two sinks, a bathtub and separate shower. Oftentimes they also are larger with nicer finishes. This type of project would be similar in scope to a complete bathroom but with higher-end finishes and fixtures.
Bathroom Addition: $30,000 and up
A bathroom addition may include all of the essential inclusions and window, electrical s and plumbing with easy access, easy tie-in to existing home. Typical bathroom finishes and fixtures.
Laundry: $2,000 and up - excluding white goods
Additions/Extensions: Price according to size and scope.
Generally speaking larger and more open spaces are less per m2 than smaller spaces. As a guide, $1,900 per m2. This is a ball park indication, excluding doors, windows, floor coverings, stairs, roof alterations etc.
Decks: Price according to size and scope.
There’s nothing like having a great deck to enjoy relaxing and entertaining outside. There are many materials to choose from. Many decks are constructed using treated pine or Merbau which holds up well against the weather if under roof. In full sun or for reduced maintenance you may want to consider choosing a composite material. Cost may be around $400m2 based on adding a deck low to the ground on posts, bearer and joists. Council approval may be required.
Carports: $9,000 and up
Some carports can be very basic and some, like Hampton style, can be quite intricate. Regardless, all carports require careful design in order to maintain structural integrity and still look like they “belong there”. We can design a carport that fits your functional and aesthetic needs. This price excludes council relaxation or town planning costs.
Did you know that realestate.com has a renovation cost calculator specific to your postcode?
Find out more - click here, and scroll down to the bottom. You'll be happy to learn that our prices will be less!
When a great deal isn’t a great deal.
Just like a unicorn, the Easter Bunny or the loch ness monster, a good cheap renovation is a mythical creature. Cheap quotes without a scope of work, working drawings and detailed specification are simply a get-a-foot-in-the-door trick.
Here’s how it works...
A guy turns up, touts that he can do amazing things and gives you a very good price on the spot. This naturally piques your interest—think of all the money I’ll save!
But as soon as you give the go-ahead, the ugly truth is revealed. You will be charged (a lot) extra, or the builder has to cut corners to come in close to budget. You probably haven’t renovated before, you have no idea how much a good renovation costs. You just know that this guy seems to be offering a great deal, and everyone loves a good deal.
The builders who pull these types of tricks aren’t the kind of companies you want handling your renovation.
When you get a quote from me, you don’t have to worry about pushy salespeople, games or tricks. You’ll not only save thousands of dollars in the end... but also a ton of stress and hassle.