Calculate your renovation cost Sydney with our comprehensive yet simple guide.
You will be walking away with a good understanding of how much you realistically need to budget for the:
- renovation and
- planning and design fees.
What rooms to you wish to makeover?
Have a look at the table below and sum up the cost of all the rooms you wish to redo.
Renovation Cost Sydney by Room
|Kitchen||25 to 40K||40 to 70K||70 to 120K|
|Butlers Pantry||10 to 15K||15 to 25K||25 to 45K|
|Bathroom||20 to 28K||28 to 40K||40 to 80K|
|Powder Room||10 to 15K||15 to 25K||25 to 50K|
|Laundry||10 to 20K||20 to 30K||30 to 60K|
|Flooring per m2||80 to 100||100 to 180||180 to 300|
This assumes that qualified, licensed builders and tradespeople carry out the renovation.
Depending on the sort of room you wish to refurbish, your expenses vary drastically. A square meter bathroom is so much more expensive than a square meter of the bedroom to redo.
Do you consider relocating any walls?
Have you always dreamt of open plan living? Now it’s the time to consider the removal or relocation of some interior walls to give you this continuous flow throughout the house.
Learn how much this may add to the cost in the table below.
If you carry out structural work and some window locations, you need to obtain a building permit for your project.
You can either get a Development Application (DA) through Council or a Complying Development Certificate (CDC) with a private certifier. If this sounds gibberish to you, don’t worry, our team will take care of this.
As a consequence, the building permit triggers additional planning and design fees which are shown below.
|COST / FEE|
|Construction cost||Builder||10 to 80K|
|Land survey||Surveyor||2.5 to 3.5K|
|5 to 20K|
|Engineer’s plan||Structural Engineer||3 to 5K|
|DA or CDC||Council or|
|2 to 4K|
|Interior Design||Interior Designer||10 to 20K|
Add these amounts to the renovation costs per room from above.
Changing the layout can chew up a fair bit of your budget. Having said that, it can also completely transform your home and boost up the return on investment when it comes to selling your place. It’s definitely worthwhile exploring this option.
Read further to learn about what the expenses are including.
House renovation cost Sydney
In this renovation cost table, we assume that all work is carried out by qualified, licensed builders and tradespeople. Therefore, GST is included in those prices.
Subsequently, with advanced DIY skills and a bit of elbow grease, you can save some serious money when you bring this into the equation.
But if you prefer to get the professionals on board, you can find a master builder here.
Kitchen renovation cost Sydney
The kitchen renovation cost includes custom-made cabinets, benchtops, splashback, sink and tapware. You’ll need to add prices for new appliances such as fridge, cooktop, oven, steam oven, dishwasher, microwave etc. to get the total cost. By the way, while you’re here, don’t forget to get some kitchen inspiration here.
The same is valid for the butler’s pantry. The costs include the cabinets, benchtop, sink, tapware and splashback, but not any appliances you might wish to buy.
Bathroom renovation cost Sydney
The bathroom renovation cost includes the supply of tiles, bathroom items and accessories. But a big chunk of the cost is owed to labour expenses:
- water proofing
- manufacturing of custom vanity
While you’re here don’t forget to grab some bathroom inspiration on the way.
How much does renovation cost
Please be aware that the amounts outlined represent a guideline only. Most importantly you wish to allow for some budget contingency of 10 to 20% for any unforeseen expenses.
To receive an individual quote from a builder we are happy to develop some conceptual plans for you to get the planning of your dream house underway. This way you learn exactly how much to factor in and what you will be getting.
Please schedule an initial chat with Martina below, or alternatively, call her on 0434 498 450 or fill out this contact form. We love to hear from you.
All information is collated conscientious and with the utmost care. However, the team of Martina Hayes can’t be held responsible for any errors and misinterpretations.