Cost of Remodeling a Home in Manitowoc County
The best way to add equity to your home is renovation. However financial transparency isn’t something the construction industry is known for. This is why Sonnenburg Builders in Manitowoc takes extra time to meticulously plan every detail about your home remodeling project to ensure there are no hidden expenses.
Our quotes have been accurate since 1986. All our jobs fit within budget with a high quality of craftsmanship.
Cost of Remodeling a Bathroom
A quick Internet search for “cost of remodeling a bathroom” will yield results with answers ranging from $3,000 to $20,000. To better estimate the real cost of a bathroom renovation, some of the main factors we assess when accurately quoting your job are:
- Bathroom size
- Current condition (i.e. is there mold hidden in the walls?)
- Age of the home
- Your want/need list
Universal Design Bathroom Remodeling
Maybe you simply need to outfit your current bathroom with items to accommodate elderly age, like grab bars or a walk-in shower. These types of projects typically cost less than a full bathroom remodel. Our specialty is completing on budget and high quality bathroom remodeling projects for seniors and individuals with disabilities living in Manitowoc, Two Rivers, Kiel and throughout Manitowoc County.
If you’re looking to add resale value to your home, remodeling or adding a bathroom with universal design features can add tens of thousands to your asking price.
Begin your bathroom renovations with a free and accurate price quote from Manitowoc's trusted home remodeling contractors.
Cost of Remodeling a Kitchen
Estimating the cost of a future kitchen renovation project via websites offering calculators are frustrating (also inaccurate). Using these free tools can give you estimates ranging from $150 to $50,000. When Sonnenburg Builders estimates the cost of a kitchen remodeling project, it’s both accurate and free!
Many factors can go into the cost of a kitchen remodel, including:
- Knocking out a wall
- Adding an island
- Type(s) of countertops (stone, wood or laminate)
- Installing brand new cabinets vs. re-facing old cabinets
We also specialize in kitchen remodeling for senior home safety and accessibility for individuals with disabilities or limited mobility.
Benefits of Remodeling Your Kitchen
The kitchen of your dreams is more than a functional space to cook and store food. A beautifully renovated kitchen creates a place to share memories with your family. As an added bonus, major kitchen renovations can add upwards of $50,000 to the asking price of your home.
Cooking meals at home is a great way to save money and eat healthy, but it's hard to enjoy cooking when your kitchen needs renovations. Sonnenburg Builders will listen to you before beginning your kitchen design and determine the most cost-effective way to deliver the functional kitchen improvments you value most.
Are Home Remodeling Costs Tax Deductible?
Many Manitowoc homeowners wonder if remodeling costs can be deducted from your taxes. In most cases the answer is no. If your home is only used as your personal residence, home improvement expenses are not tax deductible.
Home Remodeling Tax Benefits
However, home improvements including bathroom and kitchen remodeling do have a tax benefit. If you sell your home for more than you paid, the amount you spent on remodeling can help you pay less tax on your home sale profit.
Here’s how it works:
James buys a house for $200,000. He spends $10,000 remodeling the kitchen. This increases the tax basis of his home to $210,000. 20 years later he sells the house for $300,000. James subtracts his $210,000 basis from the $300,000 sale price and determines his gain from the home sale is $90,000. James only has to pay tax on $90,000 (assuming he doesn’t qualify for home sale tax exclusion).
Qualifying for Home Improvement Depreciation
Some homeowners are qualified to deduct the cost of home remodeling from their taxes. If you own and run a legitimate business and regularly use a certain part of your home only for this business you can qualify to deduct 100% of the cost of remodeling the business-centered part of your home.
Remodeling Cost vs. Value
Renovating your entire home, bathroom or fireplace isn’t just about recouping your investment amount by increasing the value of your home.
A well-planned remodeling project increases the square footage of your home you actually use and enjoy on a regular basis. Renovations can also improve the energy efficiency of your home, resulting in lower energy bills year round.
When improve the quality of the time you spend at home, you improve the quality of your life.
In addition to bathroom and kitchen renovations, Sonnenburg Builders provides expert remodeling services for:
- Decks & Patios
- Three Seasons Rooms
- Home Offices
- Fire Escape Installation & Renovation
- Showers and Bathtubs
If you feel you’ve outgrown your home, consider remodeling instead of moving. Sonnenburg Builders can help make the most of a small bathroom, cramped kitchen or crowded entryway with expert design and renovations. You’ll feel like you’ve increased the square footage of your home by making better use of the space you already have!
How to Keep Remodeling Costs Down
Renovation cost overruns are the direct result of poor planning. There are many details to consider and decisions to make, even with a simple remodeling project. By carefully explaining and planning every last step of your home improvement project, our contractors prevent surprise expenses and delays.
Let us put our experience to work for you. We’ll guide you through the process of planning your home renovations, all the way to the hardware on your kitchen cabinets or the trim around the new energy efficient windows for your living room. When the planning is complete, you can rest easy knowing you’ve chosen a Manitowoc remodeling company trusted to control costs and complete quality projects on time.