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How Much Will It Cost To Remodel The Whole House? 

It’s quite difficult to estimate how much it’s going to cost to remodel your entire house without having a professional contractor go through it and see what exactly needs to be done. However, you can still come up with several ballpark figures on your own for some of the renovation projects, especially if you plan on doing most of the work yourself. Let’s take a look at some major remodeling jobs and estimate how much they may cost you.

Home Addition

A home addition could be anything from a pre-fabricated room such as a sunroom to a manually-built room, rooms or additional storey. A full-scale home addition typically ranges between $80 and $135 per square foot. A 9 x 15-foot sunroom could be anywhere from $12,000 and up and a 24 x 15-foot sunroom could start at $20,000 before installation costs. In addition, an enclosed porch will typically run from $6,500 to $16,000.

Finished Basement

The cost of finishing your basement will generally depend on how much plumbing, HVAC, and electrical work needs to be done along with the flooring and drywall. Even if you do the work itself it will typically cost about $15,000 and could reach as much as $40,000 depending on the size of the area and exactly what your plans are for the room. For instance, if you plan on installing a bar and/or special lighting it will add to the cost.


Most homeowners prefer to renovate their bathrooms on their own without professional help if possible. This can usually be done between $1,000 and $15,000. However, if you plan on installing a new bathroom you’ll need to make sure the plumbing and electrical work is properly taken care of. And with a new sink, bathtub/shower and toilet needed it could cost up to $20,000. If you plan on adding a new bathroom to the side of your home this could reach about $40,000.

New Floors

Installing new floors is another project some homeowners like to tackle by themselves. Many homeowners are confident enough to try their hand at installing carpeting, wood, ceramic tile, vinyl, laminate and vinyl flooring as they’re relatively easy to lay down. The cost of sand and finish wood is about $2.50 to $4.50 per square foot with ceramic tile between $15 and $30 per square foot. Vinyl flooring is approximately $5 per square foot while carpeting ranges from about $5 to $10.
Garage Work

If you live in a region with pretty harsh winters such as the Greater Toronto Area, you may be thinking about adding a garage. A single-car unit typically costs between $10,000 and $15,000 with a double-car garage between $15,000 and $20,000. of course, the total size of the building will affect the price.

Kitchen Remodel

Again, a full kitchen remodel will depend on the size of the room, how you’d like it to look and if any plumbing and/or electrical work is needed. All new appliances will also cost more. This is another area where homeowners may want to try the work themselves to save on labour costs and the price may range from $10,000 up to $60,000.

Replacing a Roof

If it’s time you needed a new roof you should expect to pay about $2 to $3.50 per square foot for asphalt/ fiberglass shingles when installing them over the existing shingles. If you plan on removing the existing shingles then you’re looking at about $3 to $5 per square foot. In total, a roof may cost as much as $20,000.


If you’d like to simply repaint the interior and exterior of your home, perform a little landscaping and a few repairs such as refinishing some cabinets you may be looking at $25,000 to $45,000 on the low end. If you’d like to renovate the kitchen at the same time and perform a minor upgrade to the bathroom this figure will jump to between $45,000 and $75,000. If there are any sewer or roof issues or a problem with the foundation then you’ll likely be looking at $75,000 and up.

Electrical Wiring

If you need new wiring in the home it will generally cost between $3,000 and $5,000.


If you’re installing new exterior siding you should plan on spending about $15,000 on average. To replace 10 windows and their frames it will cost about $8,500 for vinyl and $20,000 for wood.
If you’re hiring a contractor to carry out your home renovation then you should add about 10 to 15 percent of the costs you’ve budgeted for. For example, a $60,000 renovation may cost an additional $6,000 to $9,000 for all the work. Of course, nothing is written in stone and these facts and figures above are just estimates. For more information on home renovations please contact as at York Construction Company at your convenience.


About York Construction Company

York Construction Company is a general contracting company based in Toronto, offering professional service with stellar customer service.  We offer free in-home remodeling & design consultations and can help create the kitchen you’ve always dreamed about.  Contact us today to learn more.