ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COSTS FOR NYC RESIDENTIAL RENOVATIONS

Complete renovation: $250 to $450 per square foot (i.e. a 2,000 square foot renovation would cost $500,000 to $900,000.)

Specific parts of a Renovation

The items below are part of a complete renovation but are broken out here for your reference:

  • Kitchen Renovation: range of $20,000 to $100,000
  • Bathroom Renovation: range of $10,000 to $50,000
  • Central Air Conditioning (for a 2,000 square foot apartment): $30,000 to $80,000 (Cost depends upon the complexity of the system, and the impact it has on the overall design of the job.)
  • Through the Wall Air Conditioning: $3,000 to $4,000 per unit (Includes installation and cabinetry)
  • Rewiring (For a 2,000 square foot apartment): $30,000 to $50,000 (The cost depends upon the amount of patching and plastering required.)
  • Window Replacement: $1,000 to $2,000 per window (double-hung windows)

ARCHITECTURAL FEES

15% - 25% of the Cost of Construction

TIME FRAME

  • Design, Planning, Construction Drawings, and Bidding: 2-6 months
  • Construction Period (depending on the scope of work): 2-8 months

WHY HIRE AN ARCHITECT?

  • Clients save money.  By defining the project through the architect’s drawings and specifications, the project can be bid competitively.  A vaguely defined project on a time and materials basis can lead to wild cost overruns.
  • Architects can help clients maximize the design possibilities of their project, adding real value to their property.
  • Almost all Co-op and Condominium Boards require architectural drawings for a renovation. Renovations that need to be filed with the Department of Buildings must be submitted by an Architect or Engineer.