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lani0927 06-08-2011 09:08 PM

I want to change the entire floor plan of my ranch style home it is approx 1100 sq ft, I would like to enlarge the bedrooms and bathroom and decrease the size of the living room and kitchen how costly would this be

lani0927 06-08-2011 09:10 PM

hi I am new to this

vsheetz 06-08-2011 10:44 PM

Way too many variables for anyone to help you with a number anywhere accurate.

You can minimize costs by not relocating/changing much in kitchen and bath areas. Kitchen and bath cabinets, fixures, and appliences are big ticket items. If moving or removing walls, changing load bearing walls add cost and complexity.

Here is an brief overview of my recent remodel:

I did a near-whole house remodel to include removing several walls year before last. All new kitchen - however to keep costs down I did not relocate any kitchen appliences or plumbing. One 5x10 bathroom was completely gutted and redone - again, no changes just all renewed. Separate dining, den, and living room were combined into a open concept space with a three-sided fireplace as divider and focal point. Rear wall of this area was altered to have two large windows and a exterior door. Was relatively easy to do as the house is single story ranch 30x60 with trusses - so no interior weight bearing walls. Two bedrooms were renewed. Everywhere got new flooring (mostly carpet - tile in bath, kitchen, foyer), installed crown molding and base, got rid of popcorn ceilings, etc. Electric brought up to code. Added insulation in the attic. Spent around $35k total - about 2/3's of that in the kitchen and bath.

What we did not touch was the master bedroom or bath - that's for later this year in conjunction with a addition to enlarge master suite.

dytecture 10-04-2011 06:35 PM

It might be more cost effective to add a 2nd level instead of building out, since foundation work is the most expensive component of renovation.

oh'mike 10-04-2011 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by dytecture (Post 742256)
It might be more cost effective to add a 2nd level instead of building out, since foundation work is the most expensive component of renovation.

Poster is not adding on--simply a whole house interior remodel.:)

Jackofall1 10-04-2011 07:16 PM

Hello Lani0927 and welcome to the best darn DIY'r site on the web.

There are so very many variables in your question there is absolutely now way of responding. Pricing is based on the selection of materials, finishes and the extent of the changes being proposed.

A good place to start would be to draw-up the current floor plan and then a plan of the finished floor plan.

Once the base is established you can then start to look at what kind of treatments for things like flooring, walls, windows etc.

As for the basic removal and reconstructing, are your current walls plaster or drywall, is your plumbing copper or galvanized and cast iron, is your electrical copper or aluminium.

You can start to see how one thing effects another, its much easier to ask the question you asked in one sentence its another to understand the complexity of what you are asking.

For starters a full bathroom redo ranges from $9K to, darn, $20k and the kitchen is like $12k to $40K.

To wrap this up there is alot involved and without a basic plan to start with you will be spinning your tire in a mire. Without planning the project will never get done as you will undoubtedly run out of money.


Ron6519 10-06-2011 12:35 PM

Do you have a basement?

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