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One of the major factors influencing cost of a new construction is location, which can account for a significant variance in the cost of new construction, or home improvment projects. Generally speaking, places with booming economy will have higher cost of new construction, and higher prices are to be expected for remodeling and home improvement projects in places with high dynamic pace, and demand for new construction.

One of the great ways to save money on building a new home, is by becoming your own contractor, and organizing subcontractors to do the specific tasks to build a whole new home from the ground up.

Home Remodeling Costs

We are providing data for remodeling costs in mid atlantic region to give you an idea of remodeling costs in 2011-2012. Data is obtained from Remodeling Magazine survey of home improvement costs in the US.

Middle Atlantic — Midrange
2009-10 National Averages
Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped Project Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped Change vs. 2008-09
$53,780 $39,292 73.1% Attic Bedroom $49,346 $40,992 83.1% Change
$15,290 $8,206 53.7% Backup Power Generator $14,304 $8,428 58.9% Change
$67,455 $41,127 61.0% Basement Remodel $62,067 $46,825 75.4% Change
$42,441 $22,272 52.5% Bathroom Addition $39,046 $23,233 59.5% Change
$17,383 $11,817 68.0% Bathroom Remodel $16,142 $11,454 71.0% Change
$15,890 $10,404 65.5% Deck Addition (composite) $15,373 $10,904 70.9% Change
$11,260 $7,917 70.3% Deck Addition (wood) $10,634 $8,573 80.6% Change
$3,632 $2,316 63.8% Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass) $3,490 $2,275 65.2% Change
$1,248 $1,217 97.5% Entry Door Replacement (steel) $1,172 $1,470 128.9% Change
$88,704 $51,991 58.6% Family Room Addition $82,756 $54,051 65.3% Change
$62,431 $34,847 55.8% Garage Addition $58,432 $36,361 62.2% Change
$29,525 $13,841 46.9% Home Office Remodel $28,375 $13,648 48.1% Change
$59,905 $39,860 66.5% Major Kitchen Remodel $57,215 $41,260 72.1% Change
$111,857 $67,612 60.4% Master Suite Addition $103,696 $67,578 65.2% Change
$22,130 $15,973 72.2% Minor Kitchen Remodel $21,411 $16,773 78.3% Change
$22,292 $14,508 65.1% Roofing Replacement $19,731 $13,133 66.6% Change
$10,980 $8,920 81.2% Siding Replacement (vinyl) $10,607 $8,476 79.9% Change
$76,580 $38,661 50.5% Sunroom Addition $73,167 $37,118 50.7% Change
$165,708 $107,770 65.0% Two-Story Addition $156,309 $107,286 68.6% Change
$11,408 $8,766 76.8% Window Replacement (vinyl) $10,728 $8,217 76.6% Change
$12,410 $9,248 74.5% Window Replacement (wood) $11,700 $9,044 77.3% Change
Middle Atlantic — Upscale
2009-10 National Averages
Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped Project Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped Change vs. 2008-09
$81,166 $42,240 52.0% Bathroom Addition $75,812 $43,888 57.9% Change
$55,766 $31,862 57.1% Bathroom Remodel $52,295 $32,196 61.6% Change
$39,270 $22,584 57.5% Deck Addition (composite) $37,745 $22,934 60.8% Change
$92,962 $45,241 48.7% Garage Addition $87,230 $48,762 55.9% Change
$7,855 $5,013 63.8% Grand Entrance (fiberglass) $7,464 $5,135 68.8% Change
$115,605 $67,988 58.8% Major Kitchen Remodel $111,794 $70,641 63.2% Change
$238,299 $124,774 52.4% Master Suite Addition $225,995 $125,793 55.7% Change
$42,333 $24,133 57.0% Roofing Replacement $37,359 $22,610 60.5% Change
$13,497 $10,710 79.4% Siding Replacement (fiber-cement) $13,287 $11,112 83.6% Change
$13,369 $10,489 78.5% Siding Replacement (foam-backed vinyl) $13,022 $10,285 79.0% Change
$14,795 $10,857 73.4% Window Replacement (vinyl) $13,862 $10,601 76.5% Change
$18,656 $12,536 67.2% Window Replacement (wood) $17,816 $12,738 71.5% Change