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PROJECT TYPE LOS ANGELES PACIFIC 2010 NATIONAL AVERAGES


Job Resale Cost Job Resale Cost Job Resale Cost
MIDRANGE Cost Value Recouped Cost Value Recouped Cost Value Recouped
Attic Bedroom Remodel $64,801 $58,865 90.8% $63,314 $50,325 79.5% $51,428 $37,142 72.2%
Backup Power Generator 17,691 10,901 61.6% 17,033 8,878 52.1% 14,718 7,136 48.5%
Basement Remodel 80,132 70,314 87.7% 78,828 65,101 82.6% 64,519 45,186 70.0%
Bathroom Addition 50,468 34,814 69.0% 49,508 31,302 63.2% 40,710 21,695 53.3%
Bathroom Remodel 19,547 15,509 79.3% 19,490 15,514 79.6% 16,634 10,668 64.1%
Deck Addition (wood) 14,124 13,500 95.6% 13,827 11,956 86.5% 10,973 7,986 72.8%
Deck Addition (composite) 17,863 14,762 82.6% 17,552 13,878 79.1% 15,620 10,337 66.2%
Entry Door Replacement (steel) 1,520 1,701 111.9% 1,464 1,641 112.1% 1,218 1,243 102.1%
Entry Door Replacement (fiberglass) 4,148 3,609 87.0% 4,040 2,738 67.8% 3,576 2,147 60.0%
Family Room Addition 109,153 81,489 74.7% 105,369 74,944 71.1% 85,740 53,624 62.5%
Garage Addition 75,366 51,764 68.7% 73,834 48,204 65.3% 60,608 35,876 59.2%
Garage Door Replacement 1,609 1,647 102.4% 1,514 1,461 96.4% 1,291 1,083 83.9%

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Home Office Remodel 33,308 18,022 54.1% 32,428 17,641 54.4% 28,888 13,235 45.8%

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Major Kitchen Remodel 66,877 53,667 80.2% 65,686 50,556 77.0% 58,367 40,126 68.7%
Master Suite Addition 135,307 99,400 73.5% 131,566 89,058 67.7% 108,090 68,146 63.0%
Minor Kitchen Remodel 23,799 20,667 86.8% 23,603 19,854 84.1% 21,695 15,790 72.8%
Roofing Replacement 28,113 19,216 68.4% 26,718 17,499 65.5% 21,488 12,780 59.5%
Siding Replacement (vinyl) 14,449 12,149 84.1% 13,980 10,067 72.0% 11,357 8,223 72.4%
Sunroom Addition 89,059 44,360 49.8% 86,970 46,319 53.3% 75,224 36,540 48.6%
Two-Story Addition 197,491 147,730 74.8% 195,228 141,181 72.3% 165,243 107,338 65.0%
Window Replacement (vinyl) 14,077 12,977 92.2% 13,401 10,760 80.3% 11,066 7,920 71.6%
Window Replacement (wood) 14,907 13,109 87.9% 14,431 12,016 83.3% 12,027 8,707 72.4%

Job Resale Cost Job Resale Cost Job Resale Cost


UPSCALE Cost Value Recouped Cost Value Recouped Cost Value Recouped
Bathroom Addition $93,327 $58,564 62.8% $91,799 $54,908 59.8% $78,409 $41,562 53.0%
Bathroom Remodel 61,636 41,516 67.4% 61,446 38,783 63.1% 53,759 30,738 57.2%
Deck Addition (composite) 43,115 31,211 72.4% 42,805 29,111 68.0% 38,382 22,154 57.7%
Garage Addition 109,648 73,261 66.8% 107,882 65,011 60.3% 90,053 48,278 53.6%
Garage Door Replacement 3,644 3,081 84.5% 3,670 2,850 77.7% 3,545 2,476 69.8%
Grand Entrance 9,273 6,651 71.7% 8,976 6,574 73.2% 7,700 4,979 64.7%
Major Kitchen Remodel 124,742 87,333 70.0% 123,012 81,201 66.0% 113,464 67,746 59.7%
Master Suite Addition 273,734 165,174 60.3% 268,030 152,174 56.8% 232,062 122,370 52.7%
Roofing Replacement 50,627 30,333 59.9% 47,199 28,678 60.8% 38,022 21,120 55.5%
Siding Replacement (fiber-cement) 14,049 13,841 98.5% 13,920 11,921 85.6% 13,382 10,707 80.0%
Siding Replacement (foam-backed vinyl) 17,499 13,746 78.6% 16,991 12,350 72.7% 13,973 10,119 72.4%
Window Replacement (vinyl) 18,005 16,516 91.7% 17,315 13,945 80.5% 14,284 10,368 72.6%
Window Replacement (wood) 22,034 17,430 79.1% 21,407 16,153 75.5% 18,226 12,303 67.5%
CONFIDENCE LEVEL: 95% +/-5.2 CONFIDENCE LEVEL: 99% +/-2.35%
Project Descriptions
paper-holder hardware. material. Include stairs, assuming three steps
Midrange Bar area: Include 10 linear feet of to grade. Provide a complete railing using a
raised-panel oak cabinets with laminate matching system made of the same composite
Attic Bedroom Remodel countertops, stainless steel bar sink, single- as the decking material.
Convert unfinished attic space to a 15-by-15- lever bar faucet, undercounter refrigerator,
foot bedroom and a 5-by-7-foot bathroom and vinyl floor tile. Entry Door Replacement
with shower. Include a 15-foot shed dormer, (steel)
four new windows, and closet space under Bathroom Addition Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and
the eaves. Insulate and finish ceiling and Add a full 6-by-8-foot bathroom over a jambs and replace with new 20-gauge steel
walls. Carpet floor. Extend existing HVAC crawlspace with poured concrete walls. unit, including clear dual-pane half-glass
to new space; provide electrical wiring and Include cultured-marble vanity top with panel, jambs, and aluminum threshold with
lighting to code. Retain existing stairs, but molded sink; standard chrome faucets; composite stop. Door is factory finished
add rail and baluster around stairwell. 30-by-60-inch white fiberglass tub/shower with same color both sides. Exterior brick-
with ceramic tile surround; single-lever mold and 2.5-inch interior colonial or ranch
Backup Power Generator temperature and pressure-balanced faucet; casings in poplar or equal prefinished to
Install Guardian or similar electrical backup white low-profile toilet; general and spot match door color. Replace existing lockset
system with capacity for providing 70 amps lighting; electrical wiring to code; mirrored with new bored-lock in brass or antique-
of emergency power in two 240-volt circuits medicine cabinet; linen storage closet or brass finish.
and six 120-volt circuits. Assume existing cabinet; vinyl wallpaper; painted trim; and
LP gas supply. Include generator mounted ceramic tile floor. Entry Door Replacement
on 2-by-4-foot concrete or composite pad, (fiberglass)
automatic transfer switch, load center, Bathroom Remodel Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and
exterior disconnect, and grounding rod. Update an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom. jambs and replace with new fiberglass unit
Include 30 feet of conduit and electrical Replace all fixtures to include 30-by-60- with simulated wood grain, stained same
cable for generator connections; grounded inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4-by-4-inch color both sides; dual-pane, decorative half-
cable for circuits; 5 feet of flexible fuel line ceramic tile surround; new single-lever glass panel with zinc caming; PVC-wrapped
for connection to existing rigid gas supply temperature and pressure-balanced shower exterior trim in color to match existing trim;
line; and automotive-type storage battery. control; standard white toilet; solid-surface 2.5-inch interior colonial or ranch casings
vanity counter with integral sink; recessed in hardwood stained to match door. Replace
Basement Remodel medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile existing lockset with mortise lock with lever
Finish the lower level of a house to create a floor; vinyl wallpaper. handle and integrated deadbolt in oil-rubbed
20-by-30-foot entertaining area with wet bar bronze or satin-nickel finish.
and a 5-by-8-foot full bathroom; construct Deck Addition (wood)
24 linear feet of finished partition to enclose Add a 16-by-20-foot deck using pressure- Family Room Addition
mechanical area. Walls and ceilings are treated joists supported by 4x4 posts In a style appropriate to the existing house,
painted drywall throughout; exterior walls anchored to concrete piers. Install pressure- add a 16-by-25-foot room on a crawlspace
are insulated; painted trim throughout. treated deck boards in a simple linear pattern. foundation with vinyl siding and fiberglass
Include five six-panel factory-painted Include a built-in bench and planter of shingle roof. Include drywall interior with
hardboard doors with passage locksets. the same decking material. Include stairs, fiberglass insulation, pre-finished hardwood
Electrical wiring to code. assuming three steps to grade. Provide a floor, and 180 square feet of glazing
Main room: Include 15 recessed ceiling complete railing system using pressure- including windows, atrium-style exterior
light fixtures and three surface-mounted treated wood posts, railings, and balusters. doors, and two operable skylights. Tie into
light fixtures, and a snap-together laminate existing HVAC. Add electrical system to
flooring system. Deck Addition (composite) code, including 12 recessed ceiling lights.
Bathroom: Include standard white toilet, Add a 16-by-20-foot deck using pressure-
vanity with cultured marble top, resilient treated joists supported by 4x4 posts anchored Garage Addition
vinyl flooring, two-piece fiberglass shower to concrete piers. Install composite deck Construct a 26-by-26-foot freestanding
unit, a light/fan combination, vanity light material in a simple linear pattern. Include a two-car garage, including footings and slab-
fixture, recessed medicine cabinet, towel and built-in bench and planter of the same decking on-grade foundation, 2x4 wood frame with
Project Descriptions continued
OSB structural sheathing, and gable truss Master Suite Addition Two-Story Addition
roof at 6/12 pitch. Install 25-year asphalt Add a 24-by-16-foot master bedroom suite Add a first-floor family room and a second-
shingle roofing with galvanized metal over a crawlspace. Include walk-in closet/ floor bedroom with full bathroom in a 24-by-
flashing; vinyl siding and trim. Install five dressing area, whirlpool tub in ceramic 16-foot two-story wing over a crawlspace.
double-hung 30-by-48-inch vinyl windows; tile platform, separate 3-by-4-foot ceramic Add new HVAC system to handle addition;
one 3-0/6-8 exterior door with half-glass tile shower, and double-bowl vanity with electrical wiring to code.
and lockset; and two composite 9-by-8-foot solid-surface countertop. Bedroom floor Family room: Include a prefabricated gas
overhead doors with motorized openers. is carpet; bathroom floor is ceramic tile. fireplace; 11 3-by-5-foot double-hung
Include 100-amp breaker at main house Painted walls, ceiling, and trim. General and insulated clad-wood windows; an atrium-style
panel and 50 linear feet of trench buried spot lighting, exhaust fan; electrical wiring exterior door; carpeted floors; painted drywall
conduit to feed new electrical subpanel. to code. on walls and ceiling; and painted trim.
Provide electrical wiring for openers; Bathroom: 5 by 8 feet. Include a one-piece
three-way switching for fluorescent Minor Kitchen Remodel fiberglass tub/shower unit; standard white
ceiling fixtures over each bay; three-way In a functional but dated 200-square-foot toilet; wood vanity with solid-surface
switching for two exterior spotlights; outlets kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and countertop; resilient vinyl flooring; and
to code. Interior wall, floors, and ceilings countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but mirrored medicine cabinet with built-in
remain unfinished. replace fronts with new raised-panel wood light strip; papered walls; and painted trim;
doors and drawers, including new hardware. exhaust fan. Bedroom: Include walk-in
Garage Door Replacement Replace wall oven and cooktop with new closet/dressing area; carpet; painted walls,
Remove and dispose of existing 16-by-7-foot energy-efficient models. Replace laminate ceiling, and trim; general and spot lighting.
garage door and tracks. Install new 4-section countertops; install midpriced sink and
garage door on new galvanized steel tracks; faucet. Repaint trim, add wall covering, and Window Replacement (vinyl)
reuse existing motorized opener. New door remove and replace resilient flooring. Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung
is uninsulated, single-layer, embossed steel windows with insulated vinyl replacement
with two coats of baked-on paint, galvanized Roofing Replacement windows. Wrap existing exterior trim as
steel hinges, and nylon rollers; 10-year Remove existing roofing to bare wood required to match. Do not disturb existing
limited warranty. sheathing and dispose of properly. Install interior trim.
30 squares of 235-pound fiberglass asphalt
Home Office Remodel shingles (min. 25-year warranty) with new Window Replacement (wood)
Convert an existing 12-by-12-foot room to felt underlayment, galvanized drip edge, Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung
a home office. Install custom cabinets to and mill-finish aluminum flashing. Assume windows with insulated wood replacement
include 20 linear feet of laminate desktop, a 5-square hip roof; custom flashing at two windows, exterior clad in vinyl or aluminum.
computer workstation, and wall cabinet average-size skylights; and custom cap Wrap existing exterior trim as required to
storage. Rewire room for computer, fax treatment at vented ridge. match. Do not disturb existing interior trim.
machine, and other electronic equipment,
as well as cable and telephone lines. Siding Replacement
Include drywall interior, painted trim, and Replace 1,250 square feet of existing siding Upscale
commercial-grade carpeting. with new vinyl siding, including all trim.
Bathroom Addition
Major Kitchen Remodel Sunroom Addition Add a new 100-square-foot master
Update an outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen Construct a 200-square-foot sunroom bathroom to existing master bedroom
with a functional layout of 30 linear feet addition, including footings and slab-on- over a crawlspace. Include 42-by-42-inch
of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a grade foundation. Post-and-beam framing neo-angle shower with ceramic tile walls
3-by-5-foot island; laminate countertops; and exposed on interior side. Wall glazing: vinyl with accent strip, recessed shower caddy,
standard double-tub stainless-steel sink with or aluminum clad awning and casement body-spray fixtures, and frameless glass
standard single-lever faucet. Include energy- windows with low-E, laminated or tempered enclosure. Include a customized whirlpool
efficient wall oven, cooktop, ventilation glazing and screens. Roof glazing: 10 large tub; stone countertop with two sinks; two
system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, aluminum-clad venting skylights with mirrored medicine cabinets with lighting;
garbage disposal, and custom lighting. Add screens. Provide ceiling fan; insulate all non- a compartmentalized commode area with
new resilient flooring. Finish with painted glass areas; provide movable shades for glass one-piece toilet; and a humidistat-controlled
walls, trim, and ceiling. area. Quarry tile or equal on floor. exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. Use larger
matching ceramic tiles on the floor, laid on
the diagonal with ceramic tile base molding.
Project Descriptions continued
Add general and spot lighting including Garage Addition Add new general and task lighting including
waterproof shower fixture. Cabinetry shall For the same midrange two-car garage, add low-voltage undercabinet lights. Install cork
include a custom drawer base and wall interior wall finish using moisture-resistant flooring, cherry trim.
cabinets for a built-in look. Extend HVAC drywall on ceiling and three walls. At
system, and include electric in-floor heating rear wall, install modular storage systems Master Suite Addition
and heated towel bars. including wall panels, upper and lower storage Add a 32-by-20-foot master bedroom suite
cabinets with work surfaces, and required over a crawlspace.
Bathroom Remodel task lighting. Trim all windows and doors and Bedroom: Add a spacious sleeping area
Expand an existing 35-square-foot bathroom provide base molding at perimeter; paint all with lounging/sitting area adjacent to large
to 100 square feet within existing house trim, ceiling, and walls. Finish cement floor master bathroom. Include custom bookcases
footprint. Relocate all fixtures. Include 42-by- with color, slip-resistant epoxy sealer. and built-in storage with millwork details;
42-inch neo-angle shower with ceramic tile high-end gas fireplace with stone hearth and
walls with accent strip, recessed shower Garage Door Replacement custom mantle; and large walk-in closet/
caddy, body-spray fixtures, and frameless Remove and dispose of existing 16x7-foot dressing area with natural light, mirrors, and
glass enclosure. Include a customized garage door and tracks. Install new 4-section linen storage. Add French doors to exterior.
whirlpool tub; stone countertop with two garage door on new heavy-duty galvanized Bathroom: Include a large walk-in shower
sinks; two mirrored medicine cabinets with steel tracks; reuse existing motorized with dual-shower system, stone shower
lighting; a compartmentalized commode opener. New door is high tensile strength walls and floor, and custom frameless glass
area with one-piece toilet; and a humidistat- steel with two coats of factory-applied paint enclosure. Add corner-design whirlpool tub
controlled exhaust fan. Use all color fixtures. and foam insulated to minimum R-12 with bordered on two sides by windows and built
Use larger matching ceramic tiles on the thermal seals between pinch-resistant panels. into granite or marble platform with custom
floor, laid on the diagonal with ceramic Windows in top panel are ½-inch insulated cabinet front. Include two sinks in separate
tile base molding. Add general and spot glass. Hardware includes galvanized steel custom vanities with stone countertops and
lighting including waterproof shower fixture. hinges and ball-bearing urethane rollers. large mirrors. Create partitioned area for
Cabinetry shall include a custom drawer base Lifetime warranty. luxury one-piece toilet.
and wall cabinets for a built-in look. Extend General: Add 5-foot-long hospitality center
HVAC system, and include electric in-floor Grand Entrance (fiberglass) with bar sink, undercounter refrigerator,
heating and heated towel bars. Remove existing 3-0/6-8 entry door and cut custom cabinetry, granite or marble
and reframe opening for a 12-36-12 entrance countertop, and microwave. Include
Deck Addition (composite) door with dual sidelites. Move double-gang soundproofing, in-floor heating, custom
Add a 16-by-20-foot deck using pressure- electrical box with two switches. Fiberglass wall finishes and hardware, general and spot
treated joists supported by 4x4 posts door blank matches upscale entry, including lighting, and lighting controls.
anchored to concrete piers. At one corner, color, threshold, lockset, and decorative half-
add a second, 10-foot-diameter six-sided glass; sidelites match door. PVC-wrapped Roofing Replacement
platform one step down from the main deck. exterior trim in color to match existing trim; Remove existing roofing to bare wood
Include stairs on the smaller deck, assuming wider interior colonial or ranch casings sheathing and dispose of properly. Install
three steps to grade. Install composite deck (3.5-inch to cover new jack studs) in 30 squares of standing-seam metal, formed
material in a simple linear pattern. Trim the hardwood stained to match door. All work on site into 16-inch panels using factory-
perimeter joists and wrap the 4x4 posts with to be completed in one day. enameled roll steel; double-lock all seams.
composite materials to match the decking. Use custom brake-bent flashing from same
Using the same decking material, include a Major Kitchen Remodel material for drip edge and all flashing at
built-in bench and planter along one 16-foot Update outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen roof-wall intersections. Assume a 5-square
side. On the remaining perimeter, provide a with 30 linear feet of top-of-the-line custom hip roof; custom flashing at two average-
railing system using composite material of cherry cabinets with built-in sliding shelves sized skylights; and custom cap treatment
contrasting or complementary colors that and other interior accessories. Include stone at vented ridge. Apply over new felt
includes decorative balusters, post caps, and countertops with imported ceramic- or glass- underlayment; use ice-and-water membrane
lighting. Railing and trim should provide for tile backsplash; built-in refrigerator, cooktop, at eaves, valleys, and all penetrations.
overall curb appeal to the outdoor living space and 36-inch commercial grade range
by integrating the deck with the home’s color and vent hood; built-in warming drawer,
and architecture, creating a custom look. trash compactor, and built-in combination
microwave and convection oven. Install
high-end undermount sink with designer
faucets and built-in water filtration system.
Project Descriptions continued
Siding Replacement siding with new foam-backed vinyl Window Replacement (wood)
(fiber-cement) siding, including factory trim at all Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung
Replace 1,250 square feet of existing siding openings and corners. windows with insulated, low-E, simulated-
with new fiber-cement siding, factory primed divided-lite wood windows. Interior finish of
and factory painted. Include all 4/4 and 5/4 Window Replacement (vinyl) stained hardwood; exterior finish of custom-
trim using either fiber-cement boards or Replace 10 existing 3-by-5-foot double-hung color aluminum cladding. Trim exterior
cellular PVC. windows with insulated, low-E, simulated- to match existing; do not disturb existing
divided-lite vinyl windows. Simulated wood- interior trim.
Siding Replacement grain interior finish; custom-color exterior
(foam-backed vinyl) finish. Trim exterior to match existing; do not
Replace 1,250 square feet of existing disturb existing interior trim.

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