Acquiring a free estimate for your entryway remodel will help you create a realistic budget – getting you quality work at a fair price. It’s also the best way to ensure that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises during the execution of your project.
A carefully planned remodeling project can greatly increase the value of your property in the home buyers’ market.
Interestingly, the ROI on your home sale can be up to 70% of your total investment as long as you do the right groundwork, and use the right methods and materials.
How does Kukun’s foyer remodel cost estimator help you?
Getting an estimate through Kukun’s entryway remodel cost estimator is easy. Just follow the steps below to get your custom, personalized total cost in minutes!
1. Enter the type of remodeling you desire from these three options:
Adding new square footage to the house. This option requires a new foundation. You can choose to add square feet to a single-story home OR to the second story.
Remodeling the foyer without any changes to the walls.
Expanding the existing area by moving walls within or outside the existing perimeter of the house. This option might require the addition of new foundation as well.
2. Enter the size of your existing foyer/entryway:
- Small: 16 Sq.ft
- Medium: 40 Sq.ft
- Large: 120 Sq.ft
- Custom: Measurements according to your specifications
3. Enter scope of renovation from the three options below
- Cosmetic Changes:
Ideal if you are selling your home. Cosmetic changes to the entryway/foyer renovation provide a welcoming, aesthetically pleasing introduction to the rest of your home, without needing a permit. This type of remodel includes flooring, light fixtures, and paint. New electrical, cabinets, and doors not included. NO permit required.
- Typical Renovation:
Ideal if you are just changing the interior. A Typical Renovation entryway/foyer project includes mostly new electrical, HVAC, insulation, drywall, texture, paint, flooring, trimwork (baseboards, door casings, etc.), new fixtures, and hardware. Permit required.
- Down to the Studs:
Ideal if you are stripping walls or want to change plumbing and electrical. A Down to the Studs entryway/foyer renovation includes all the bells and whistles of the Typical Renovation level, plus some interior rearrangement, new doors and windows, custom materials, longer lead times, and stretched job timelines. Permit required.
4. Choose the level of finish you want from the three options below:
Budget friendly is an economical finish level and gives you the feeling you get when you step into a newly built home.
Mid range finish level is higher end and includes higher quality materials and more personalized options like recessed lighting, higher end appliances, etc.
Materials are high end and customized to the owner's taste. Every material will be differentiated and may take a little longer to put together, but the finished product is amazing.
5. Enter your property details
Enter the full address to get ROI /recoup value of your house or just give zipcode to get just the renovation cost estimate.
And there you go! An estimate for your entryway remodel is ready!
With this estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work right away.
We are happy to offer you options for professional remodeling contractors who have worked in your neighborhood and who have been vetted by your neighbors and your city. You can explore the contractor's profile, check out their online reviews and view their previous permits before hiring them.
The best way to carry out an entryway remodel? Always plan ahead
It’s very important that you plan your entryway or foyer remodel well in advance. Here are some tips to make the process easy and quick:
- Set a realistic home remodeling budget. Always include leeway for some surprise costs. Experts advise adding 20% extra to your existing budget.
- Plan your entryway remodel for when you have enough time to spare.
- Check your local building code for all permit requirements.
- Work with expert contractors or companies.
- Note that a professional finish will fetch you a better resale value.
- Zero in on a foyer design that suits the style of your house.
- Do your research on updating the sidelights – vertical windows, usually beside a door – and lighting.
- Consider installing appropriate molding, adding glass elements and getting a new paint job.
- Keep track of all inventories and materials.
- Get a guarantee as well as a written contract from your contractor. The document should detail the complete schedule, deadlines for milestones and the payment process.
These steps will help you avoid unexpected hassles and issues, and make your entryway or foyer remodeling project go smoothly and safely.