Attic Bedroom

Project description

In a house with two or three bedrooms, convert unfinished space in attic to a 15-by-15-foot bedroom and a 5-by-7-foot bathroom with shower. Add a 15-foot shed dormer and four new windows. Insulate and finish ceiling and walls. Carpet unfinished floor. Extend existing heating and central air conditioning to new space. Retain existing stairs.

Market Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
National Average $32,863 $30,500 92.8%
Atlanta 29,728 25,490 85.7
Boston 37,688 45,000 119.4
Buffalo, N.Y. 32,846 12,667 38.6
Chicago 39,426 32,000 81.2
Cincinnati 33,182 18,917 57.0
Cleveland 35,770 21,667 60.6
Columbus, Ohio 32,164 24,938 77.5
Dallas 28,485 20,000 70.2
Denver 30,865 15,000 48.6
Detroit 35,989 26,840 74.6
Houston 29,629 25,044 84.5
Indianapolis 32,044 21,750 67.9
Kansas City, Mo. 32,711 15,000 45.9
Los Angeles 32,279 25,643 79.4
Miami 28,034 90,556 323.0
Milwaukee 35,121 69,875 199.0
Minneapolis 40,030 40,000 99.9
New Orleans 28,429 32,833 115.5
New York 38,875 42,050 108.2
Norfolk, Va. 24,560 25,333 103.1
Orlando, Fla. 27,697 17,027 61.5
Philadelphia 37,046 26,500 71.5
Phoenix 30,202 17,455 57.8
Pittsburgh 33,386 18,943 56.7
Portland, Ore. 34,543 24,861 72.0
Providence, R.I. 33,726 41,500 123.1
St. Louis 35,864 28,780 80.2
Sacramento, Calif. 34,589 27,286 78.9
Salt Lake City 28,278 21,000 74.3
San Antonio 28,402 22,371 78.8
San Diego 35,932 40,319 112.2
San Francisco 40,546 57,440 141.7
Seattle 36,093 39,253 108.8
Tampa, Fla. 26,597 20,537 77.2
Washington, D.C. 29,465 33,628 114.1