Though a hallway is primarily a pathway that connects your rooms, it really pulls your home together. Just because this narrow passage takes you from point A to point B (sometimes you can’t even squeeze a console table in there!) doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t give it the attention 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.
Did you know, the ROI on your home sale can be up to 70% of your total investment? All you need to do is the right groundwork, and use the right methods and materials.
Naturally, you will want to know the cost of these things in order to calculate what you can afford to spend. It’s also the best way to ensure that you don’t stumble across any unwelcome surprises during the execution of your project.
Simply put, acquiring a free estimate for your hallway will help you create a realistic budget for your home improvement.
How does Kukun’s hallway 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 the type of remodeling you want from the three options:
Adding new square footage to the house. This option requires 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 new foundation as well.
2. Enter the size of your existing hallway/common area:
- Small: 100 Sq.ft
- Medium: 170 Sq.ft
- Large: 360 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 hallway/common area renovation make getting from one room to another more fun. Enhance your hall with flooring, light fixtures, and paint. New electrical, cabinets, doors, etc. are not included. NO permit is required.
- Typical Renovation:
Ideal if you are just changing the interior. A Typical Renovation of a hallway/common area project involves brand new drywall and fixtures. Some new electrical, HVAC, insulation, texture, paint, flooring, trimwork (baseboards, door casings, etc.), and hardware add to your haute hallway. Permit is required.
- Down to the Studs:
Ideal if you are stripping walls or want to change plumbing and electrical. A Down to the Studs hallway/common area renovation includes all the bells and whistles from the Typical Renovation level, plus some interior structural rearrangement, new doors and windows, custom materials, longer lead times, and stretched job timelines. Permit is 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 hallway renovation is ready!
With this estimate, you can analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work in your common area right away.
We also offer options for professional remodeling contractors in your neighborhood. You can explore each contractor's profile, check out their online reviews, view all their previous permits, and then ask around your vicinity before hiring them.
The best way to carry out a hallway renovation? Always plan ahead
It’s important to properly plan for your hallway renovation. 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.
- Work with expert contractors.
- Be sure to get a warranty or guarantee from them.
- Check your local building code for all permit requirements.
- Choose a logical layout. Make sure that you keep a level of cohesion between your hallway, stairs and landing.
- Consider hallway lighting as a priority.
- Visually widen a narrow hallway with the right paint colors.
- Get a written contract from your contractor. The document should detail the complete schedule, deadlines for milestones and payment process.
- Maintain the timeline in order to manage a seamless hallway renovation job.
The bottom line is that you need to plan ahead and not leave anything pending – once your home improvement work starts, you don’t want any unexpected hassles and issues.