Here's how much that remodeling project will cost you

Share
×

Personal Finance

Here's how much that remodeling project will cost you

home improvement
Hero Images | Getty Images

Spring cleaning is child's play compared with the projects many homeowners are planning.

More than half of homeowners plan to continue or start remodeling this spring, according to a new survey from design and remodeling inspiration site Houzz. The site polled 95,920 of its users (who, arguably, are more inclined than the general population to undertake such projects).

Project costs can vary widely based on factors including the room size, scope of the project, local prices for materials and whether homeowners opt to hire a pro or go the do-it-yourself route. Based on Houzz data on 2016 projects, here's how much time and money you can expect to spend on popular projects:

  • Kitchen

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 31 percent

    Average spend: $19,100 (up from $18,900 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 7.7 months

    Average time spent in construction: 5 months

    Millennials cooking
    kupicoo | Getty Images
  • Master bathroom

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 23 percent

    Average spend: $11,700 (up from $11,300 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 6.8 months

    Average time spent in construction: 3.9 months

    Luxury Bathroom
    Martin Barraud | Getty Images
  • Living/family room

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 23 percent

    Average spend: $5,400 (up from $5,000 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 6.8 months

    Average time spent in construction: 3.8 months

    554992459
    Hero Images | Getty Images
  • Master bedroom

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 16 percent

    Average spend: $3,400 (up from $2,800 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 6 months

    Average time spent in construction: 3.3 months

    Crescent Heights bedroom rendering.
    Source: Crescent Heights
  • Laundry room

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 14 percent

    Average spend: $2,800 (up from $2,200 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 5.6 months

    Average time spent in construction: 5 months

  • Dining room

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 15 percent

    Average spend: $2,600 (up from $2,300 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 5.9 months

    Average time spent in construction: 3.4 months

  • Home office

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 10 percent

    Average spend: $2,400 (unchanged from 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 6.7 months

    Average time spent in construction: 3.6 months

    Tech for Home Office
    Reza Estakhrian | Getty Images
  • Guest/other bedroom

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 16 percent

    Average spend: $1,900 (up from $1,700 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 5.1 months

    Average time spent in construction: 3.1 months

    Home Improvement
    Bill Truslow | Image Bank | Getty Images
  • Closet

    Homeowners who did a remodel/addition: 15 percent

    Average spend: $1,600 (down from $1,800 in 2015)

    Average time spent planning: 4.2 months

    Average time spent in construction: 2.5 months

    Walk in closet
    Camilo Morales | Getty Images