How Much Does That Home Repair Cost? America Answers


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The new report lists costs of 350 home remodeling projects, based on data provided by homeowners from across the country.

Top Costs

The report lists costs of 350 projects in 50 areas, along with a national average, and high and low costs (The 50 are the nation’s largest designated market areas, essentially meaning that they have access to the same TV stations.) Here are some breakdowns, based on data provided by homeowners:

  • Kitchen remodel: $19,935 is the national average. The price range is wide, from $8,000 to $45,000, because there are so many variables, such as size of the room, quality of appliances and materials and possible layout changes. Most homeowners pay between $10,957 and $30,000 for a kitchen remodel. Homeowners in San Francisco; Los Angeles; Hartford, Connecticut; and San Diego reported paying the most. A kitchen remodel was cheapest in Indianapolis; Cincinnati; Memphis, Tennessee; and Milwaukee.
  • Bathroom remodel: $8,940 is the national average, with most people spending $5,000 to $13,000. The highest cost reported was $20,000. Again, the cost depends on variables, such as size of the room and materials and amenities that are upgraded. The highest costs were in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Memphis and San Diego. The least expensive bathroom remodels were in Greensboro, North Carolina; Cincinnati; and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Exterior home painting: $2,500 is the national average, with most spending between $1,500 and $3,600. The top cost was $5,005. The home’s size is the biggest factor, since it impacts how much paint, time and labor will be required. Painting the outside of a home was the most expensive in Boston, Los Angeles, Hartford and San Francisco. It was least expensive in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Pittsburgh; Columbus, Ohio; and Oklahoma City.
  • Sprinkler system: $2,500 is the national average. The highest cost is $4,500, and the lowest is $1,100. Sprinkler installation is one of the most popular searches on the website, and cost is affected by property size and quality of parts.
  • Septic tank installation: $4,500 is the national average for this service, which is the most searched for service on the site. Costs range from $1,260 to $11,000. The size and type of tank determine cost, with concrete the most common type at the average price range.

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