One of my favorite sitcoms from the 90’s was Home Improvement, with Tim “The Toolman” Taylor. The star of the show, Tim Allen, was always fixing up his house, adding mods to his tools, and hosted a home improvement show with his trusty side kick Al.
More often than not, Tim would end up going over budget and usually he would make a huge mistake that would cost the job.
Tim was known for his “manly” grunt and his love of power tools… More Power!
That makes for hilarious TV sitcoms but not to practical for the real world. Most of us want to have a good handle on how much a home improvement project is going to cost and try to stay on budget.
Whether you are thinking about upgrading your home for your own benefit or getting your home ready to sell having an estimate of popular home improvement costs can come in handy.
Below is an infographic to help you gauge how much the most common home improvement projects cost approximately.
The True Cost Of Home Improvement Infographic
Approximate Home Improvement Project Costs
Additions and Remodeling
Install A Shower – $3,165
Install A Bathtub – $2,896
Bathroom Remodel – $9,313
Install A Faucet – $242
Install Cabinets – $4,560
Reface Cabinets – $6,688
Install Countertops – $2,667
Refinish Cabinets – $2,564
Kitchen Remodel – $20,474
Install Flooring – $2,852
Lawn And Garden
Trim or Remove Trees and Shrubs – $667
Sprinkler Repair – $227
Mow and Maintain a Lawn – $160
Remove Leaves – $313
Sprinkler System Maintanence – $81
Install Sod – $1,735
Repair Deck – $1,422
Seal or Waterproof Deck – $789
Install Sprinkler System – $2,457
Build A Deck – $6,915
Install Landscaping – $3,195
Install Patio or Pathway – $3,010
Repair a Boiler – $348
Repair a Furnace – $268
Install a Furnace – $3,921
Clean Ducts and Vents – $339
Install an A/C Unit – $5,234
Repair an A/C Unit – $315
Repair a Roof – $676
Install a Roof – $6,868
Clean a Roof – $410
Install Holiday Lighting – $378
Hire a Roof Inspector – $223
Doors and Window
Install Windows – $4,759
Replace Window Glass – $250
Install Weather Stripping – $245
Clean Windows – $206
Install Garage Door – $1,063
Repair a Garage Door – $213
Install a Door – $867
Install a Screen – $276
Repair a Door – $221
Paint Home Exterior – $2,594
Paint Home Interior – $1,669
Install Water Heater – $943
Install New Plumbing Pipes – $1,058
Install a Faucet – $242
Repair a Clogged Drain – $200
Repair a Water Heater – $501
Install a Sump Pump – $1,062
Install a Septic Tank – $4,610
Hire a Plumber – $299
Install Ceiling Fan – $242
Install Electrical Wiring – $1,285
Hire an Electrician – $322
Install Lighting Fixture – $439
Install a Generator – $3,225
Market Ready Plus Program
With this program you can borrow equity against your home with 0% interest to make minor updates and repairs to your home to get it ready for sale.
Sometimes all it takes is new paint and carpet to make a house shine.
There are some stipulations and restrictions to this program.
How it works:
First, The Madrona Group real estate team will explain to you how the Market Ready Plus+ program can help maximize the salability and value your home and property
We need to make sure that you have 15% Net Equity in your home.
Then, The Madrona Group will recommend enhancements in order to get your home and property ready to go on the market.
Next, sign a 6 month listing agreement with The Madrona Group and complete the application for enhancement budget.
The Madrona Group will submit your application for enhancement budget.
Once your budget is approved, it’s off to the vendor selection and vendor approval.
The Madrona Group will assist you in the recommendation of vendors and the submission of information for vendor and enhancement approval.
Once approved, it’s time for the vendors to go to work. The best part – no money out of your pocket is required! John L. Scott will pay the vendors directly once the work is completed.
Your home is now Market Ready and listed for sale.
John L. Scott will collect payment for the vendor enhancement services on the day of settlement with no interest or fees charged to you.
Examples Of What You Can Enhance:
You Can Watch The Video Here: https://www.themadronagroup.com/use-home-equity-to-get-ready-for-sale-john-l-scott-market-ready-plus/
If you are in the market to do some home improvements I think it is a good idea to do some research to get an idea of what you should budget.
This infographic, provided by Home Advisors, is just a gauge. However, it should be useful in planning what project you want to take on when getting ready to sell or after you buy your next Puget Sound area home.