Remodel Floor Plans

Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Floor Plan Remodeling project

March 2015

Homeowners have many important questions about their Floor Plan Remodeling Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Floor Plan Remodeling investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?

Costs, materials and best practices for the example Floor Plan Remodeling project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.

Floor Plan Remodeling - Project Overview

The approximate costs and value of a typical Floor Plan Remodeling project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).

Project descriptionDevelop floorplans for home interior remodeling. Remodeling projects include updates, modernizations, restorations, additions and renovations.
Project sizeAverage plan set
Material and labor cost$765 - $893
Do-it-yourself assessmentThe typical Floor Plan Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Floor Plan Remodeling requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.
First year Return on Investment - ROIReturns vary widely and are affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Floor Plan Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.
First year Return on Investment - ROIReturns will be impacted by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Floor Plan Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost
Green ratingFloor Plan Remodeling projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.

Floor Plan Remodeling - Project Plan and Details

The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Floor Plan Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Floor Plan Remodeling project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Floor Plan Remodeling project cost and quality.

Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Floor Plan Remodeling project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.

TaskService ProviderTimeDifficultyBasic Cost Range
Create Kitchen Floor PlansKitchen Designer5 to 15 d$531 - $886
Create Bathroom Floor PlansBath Designer5 to 15 d$531 - $886
Create Floor PlansInterior Designer1 to 2 d$267 - $445 per design
Produce Home Remodeling PlansGeneral Contractor3 to 5 d$531 - $886 per design
Prepare Bedroom DesignInterior Designer3 to 5 d$267 - $445
Develop Kitchen Design IdeasKitchen Designer5 to 20 d$796 - $1,330 per design
Develop Kitchen IdeasKitchen Designer4 to 10 d$531 - $886 per design
Prepare Living Room DesignInterior Designer3 to 5 d$355 - $594
Design Dining Room LightingLighting Designer2 to 3 d$178 - $297
Design Bedroom LightingLighting Designer2 to 3 d$178 - $297
Specify Bathroom Lighting DesignLighting Designer3 to 5 d$800 - $1,336 per design
Complete Basement DesignArchitect5 to 15 d$1,093 - $1,826
Prepare Bedroom DesignInterior Designer3 to 5 d$267 - $445
Create Working DrawingsArchitect5 to 15 d$1,458 - $2,435 per design

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Floor Plan Remodeling - Proven Ideas and Project Tips

Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Floor Plan Remodeling project plan.

  • To keep Floor Plan Remodeling costs low and quality high, specify simple wall and ceiling transitions and use common surface finishes
  • For best home resale value, follow a consistent design and decorating theme throughout the home
  • To keep Floor Plan Remodeling costs low, do not move walls or relocate plumbing fixtures or electrical boxes
  • Understand how your project will change property taxes (assessed value) and home insurance - before the project begins
  • Use bright lighting to make a small room appear larger
  • Use furniture, fixtures and accessories scaled appropriately to the room size
  • Raise the ceiling to increase the volume and feel of spaciousness in a small room

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