Why should you estimate the cost of your hallway?
Though a hallway is primarily a pathway that connects your rooms, it really pulls your home together. Just because this narrow passage (sometimes you can’t even squeeze a console table in there!) takes you from point A to point B doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it the importance it deserves.
A hallway adds to your home’s worth. A carefully planned hallway remodeling project can greatly increase the value of your property in the home buyers’ market.
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.
Naturally, you should know the cost of these things in order to calculate what you can afford to spend. That’s also the best way to ensure that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises during the execution of your project.
Acquiring a free estimate for your hallway will help you create a realistic budget for your home improvement.
How does Kukun’s hallway remodel cost estimator help you?
Getting an estimate using Kukun’s hallway cost estimator is easy. Just follow the steps below to get your custom, personalized total cost in minutes!
1. Enter type of remodeling and size of property
Select the type of remodeling you want from the 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 hallway without any change to the walls.
Expanding the existing area by moving walls within or outside the perimeter of the house. This option might require the addition of a new foundation as well.
Enter the size of your space on the same page:
Measurements according to your specifications
2. Enter property details
Enter your zip code and the year the property was built. (We do not share this information, but it helps us give you a better estimate because labor and material costs vary widely by geography.)
If you also want to calculate your return on investment (ROI), there is an option. Select the checkbox “Include the equity I could be building in my house calculations” and proceed by giving additional details.
The ROI is based on the real estate scenario and activity in your vicinity. Permit data and home sales history are used to calculate the built equity. (Please note that this is only applicable for an entire room with a “Down to the Studs” project finish level. You’ll see what this all means in the following step.)
3. Enter scope of renovation
Choose the scope of your remodeling from the three options below:
Ready To Sell
A ‘Ready to Sell’ hallway renovation includes flooring, light fixtures, and paint. No new electrical, cabinets, doors, etc. are included. Here, no permit is required.
A 'Typical Renovation' hallway remodeling involves mostly new materials. It includes new drywall, fixtures, new electrical, plumbing, HVAC, insulation, texture, paint, cabinets, countertops, flooring, trim work (baseboards, door casings, etc.), and hardware. Here, you require a permit.
Down To The Studs
:A 'Down to the Studs' renovation includes all the tasks from the Typical Renovation level, plus some interior structural rearrangement, new doors and windows, custom materials, longer lead times, and stretched job timelines. Here, you require a permit.
4. Uncheck the works you want excluded
By default, the following categories of tasks are included in the project. You can customize your renovation by simply choosing the categories you wish to exclude:
- Demolition, framing, roofing, and windows
- Insulation and drywall
And there you go! An estimate for your hallway renovation is ready!
With this estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work right away.
Our cost estimator also gives you the option to calculate your recoup cost. You just need to enter some simple details, including:
- Zip code
- Full address
- Number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the house
- Year of build
- Property type
- Current market value of your property
- Does your house have a garage or swimming pool?
- Size of your house and lot in square feet
The above information will be used to calculate the material and labor costs in your area so that you can arrive at the total recoup value of this project.
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, view all their previous permits, and ask around your vicinity about whether you should hire them.
The best way to carry out a hallway renovation? Always plan ahead
The budget for any home remodeling project – no matter how foolproof the calculations are – should always include leeway for some surprise costs. Experts advise allocating 20% of your budget for such unexpected costs.
Maintain your budget and timeline in order to manage a home renovation project seamlessly. Plan ahead and don't keep anything pending after your project starts.
Get a written contract from your contractor. The document should detail the complete schedule along with deadlines for milestones. This will help you to keep track and calculate the actual timeline of the project. Also, discuss and mutually agree on the payment schedule with your contractor. This needs to be documented in the contract as well.
Hiring a remodeling expert really is necessary. A professional will ensure that all permits and inspections are up to date. Hallways can make a big impression on home buyers who are deciding on whether to buy a property. Displaying a professional finish can go a long way in helping you get the best price possible.
Keep in mind that your contractor should have expertise in all the areas of a hallway remodel: construction, plumbing, electrical, and lighting. Be clear about your expectations and convey them well. A final word of contract advice? Be sure to get a warranty or guarantee from your contractor.