By Dan Fritschen


Do you need a good Home Remodeling Cost Estimator?   Good news we have one! Get an estimate now to remodel your kitchen, bathroom or your entire home-start now. provides remodeling cost estimators and all the information you need to create a home remodeling budget and start your remodel right! provides:

  • An instant cost estimate for remodeling your home with our cost estimating calculators
  • Thousands and thousands of photos of kitchen, bathroom, den and master bedroom remodels to search, save and share
  • Check list to start your project successfully
  • Answers to your questions


There are many ways to get a cost estimate for your remodel and to create a budget before and after the designs are complete.


How a Home Remodeling Cost Estimator Works


For an initial budget you can use industry cost averages – like $20,000 for a kitchen remodel, or $8,000 for a bathroom remodel but no one lives in an average house in an average city! Another common method is to create an estimate using a cost per square foot method. This is very popular and effective for builders since they have developed a dollar per square foot that reflects their business and costs. Unfortunately dollar per square foot estimates need to be adjusted based on what is in that square foot! If it is the garage or a bathroom the cost can vary from $25 to $250 and more. So estimating this way works best for the pros.

The remodeling cost estimator combines both methods to provide an estimate of the cost to remodel your home. The calculators use your location to estimate labor costs, your preferences for types of materials and fixtures as well as how much work you would like to do. Choosing economy, average or expensive materials for your remodel has a big impact on the overall costs for the kitchen and bathroom renovations and additions. The cost of materials has less of an impact on rooms like garage and bedroom additions.




The labor costs include both the fees and markups added by general contractors as well as the labor of the tradespeople who do the framing. Flooring, tile, drywall, etc. All of this work can be done by a homeowner. If you choose to do some of the work yourself, make sure you do a lot of practice before taking on the task for you home. What looks easy on a youtube video invariably has a lot of tricks and techniques that aren’t obvious; especially with plumbing!


Sample results from the kitchen remodeling cost estimator.


After careful review of your Kitchen Remodel project where you Hire a contractor, do None of the work yourself and use Average cost materials, we estimate the cost will be between $20,500 and $22,100. We also estimate the payback (the amount your home will appreciate by doing the remodel) will be $8000.
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Payback from remodeling your kitchen or adding on to your home


When calculating the cost of your project be sure to consider the net when using a kitchen remodeling cost estimator. This is the cost of your kitchen remodel minus what your home will appreciate due to the remodeling work. The calculator provides an estimate of this payback as well. This is estimated by the value of your home, the cost of your remodel and the typical payback for that type of project. Remember, the amount your home will appreciate – the payback – for your remodel is determined only at the time of sale and by a buyer. If you have any questions talk with an experienced real estate agent who is familiar with the prices of homes in your neighborhood.


Along with getting a kitchen remodeling calculator estimate, dreaming of what it will look like is a favorite first step for homeowners. Try our IdeaFile to search millions of kitchen, bathroom and home pictures and save and share what you find. Click here.


10 tips to start your Kitchen Remodel right!


  • Determine your budget using a kitchen remodeling cost estimator
  • Search, save, and share design ideas using the IdeaFile
  • Hire an interior designer to review your needs and your homes current condition and get their advice and design ideas
  • Update design and budget as necessary
  • If your hiring a general contractor begin interviewing – interview at least 5
  • If you DIY, check with the local government to see if a permit is required.
  • After talking with contractors – write out a detailed specification for your project.
  • If you DIY, begin looking for tradespeople and sub-contrators to do the work you won’t do.
  • Review quotes and do background and reference check on contractors and create a contract
  • Sign contract and begin work!