I am considering purchasing a home at a nice location but in pretty bad
shape. Different rooms have different color schemes, floral patterned
wallpaper, pin stripped wall paper, green tiles in one bathroom, black
tile in another, vinyl floor peeling off in the kitchen, popcorn
ceiling, cabinets of particle boards chipped here and there, even the
doors and trims are "wallpapered". Basically the owner is a very nice
old lady retiring into a condo and did not have time or energy to keep
up with the maintainance. The house is 4 BR 2.5 BATH single story about
Question is how do you estimate the cost of a complete remodeling? We
are taking about ripping down and replace all walls, all cabinets, all
appliances, all bathroom & kitchen fixtures, ceiling fans, lighting,
removal of popcorn ceiling, all carpet and tiles need to be chipped out
and redone, replace glass sliding doors and windows, window treatment,
replace all interior doors, baseboards, casing and trim. No wall need
to be moved or removed however. The general layout is fine.
I know of course there are marble tiles at $30/sf and there are cork
tiles at $2/sf so the cost does vary. I am looking for a quick way to
do an average estimate so I know a ball park figure.
If I am taking on a remodeling of this scale, are we talking 3 months? 6
months? a year? will it be wise to hire a contractor or an architect? I
was told an architect may know how to cut cost and may actually lower
the total bill is there any truth to this?
Thanks in advance,