Project Description Mid-Range

On a house with two or three bedrooms, add a 24-by-16-foot master bedroom suite over a crawl space. Include walk-in closet/dressing area, whirlpool tub in ceramic tile platform, separate 3-by-4-foot ceramic tile shower, and double-bowl vanity with solid surface countertop. Bedroom floor is carpet; bath floor is ceramic tile. Painted walls, ceiling, and trim. General and spot lighting, exhaust fan.

Upscale

Add a spacious sleeping area with lounging/sitting area adjacent to large master bath. Include custom bookcases, woodworking details, and built-in storage; high-end gas fireplace with stone hearth and custom mantle; and large walk-in closet/dressing area with natural light, mirrors, and linen storage. Add French doors accessing a veranda, balcony, or other outdoor space. Bath includes a large walk-in shower with dual shower system, stone shower walls and floor, and custom frameless glass enclosure. Add corner-design whirlpool tub bordered on two sides by windows and built into granite or marble platform with custom cabinet front. Include two sinks in separate custom vanities with stone countertops and large mirrors. Create partitioned area for luxury one-piece toilet. Add hospitality center with bar sink, under-counter refrigerator, custom cabinetry, granite or marble countertop, and microwave. Include soundproofing, in-floor heating, custom wall finishes and hardware, general and spot lighting, and lighting controls.

Mid-Range Upscale
Market Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped Job Cost Resale Value Cost Recouped
National Average $70,245 $56,257 80.1% $134,364 $104,200 77.6%
Albany, N.Y. 69,864 67,500 96.6% 134,032 86,250 64.4%
Allentown, Pa. 73,211 —* 0.0% 139,137 —* 0.0%
Baltimore 66,733 67,500 101.1% 127,853 96,750 75.7%
Boston 84,554 —* 0.0% 161,603 —* 0.0%
Buffalo, N.Y. 74,632 —* 0.0% 142,722 —* 0.0%
Burlington, Vt. 55,961 —* 0.0% 107,567 —* 0.0%
Harrisburg, Pa. 68,656 32,625 47.5% 129,500 60,000 46.3%
Hartford, Conn. 80,491 50,000 62.1% 152,609 100,000 65.5%
Manchester, N.H. 65,127 47,750 73.3% 125,489 89,500 71.3%
New York 87,714 77,808 88.7% 167,063 135,312 81.0%
Philadelphia 79,686 —* 0.0% 153,791 —* 0.0%
Pittsburgh 73,048 51,197 70.1% 138,410 88,642 64.0%
Providence, R.I. 76,336 85,333 111.8% 145,807 146,250 100.3%
Washington, D.C. 71,824 61,231 85.3% 136,703 104,462 76.4%
Wilmington, Del. 73,754 67,918 92.1% 140,204 138,333 98.7%
East Average 73,439 60,886 82.9% 140,166 104,550 74.6%
Chicago 90,001 90,420 100.5% 170,594 165,853 97.2%
Cincinnati 73,705 51,250 69.5% 140,553 105,000 74.7%
Cleveland 77,699 55,000 70.8% 148,231 100,000 67.5%
Columbus, Ohio 70,857 34,889 49.2% 135,194 70,889 52.4%
Des Moines, Iowa 68,270 —* —* 130,051 —* —*
Detroit 82,620 26,500 32.1% 157,211 50,000 31.8%
Grand Rapids, Mich. 66,610 37,333 56.0% 127,345 86,667 68.1%
Indianapolis 69,690 52,625 75.5% 133,982 91,375 68.2%
Kansas City 75,252 44,200 58.7% 143,164 71,200 49.7%
Madison, Wis. 75,463 54,667 72.4% 144,311 93,720 64.9%
Milwaukee 78,773 65,000 82.5% 150,706 132,500 87.9%
Minneapolis 80,417 67,392 83.8% 149,749 127,300 85.0%
St. Louis 78,000 60,429 77.5% 148,813 134,167 90.2%
Wichita, Kan. 61,440 35,333 57.5% 119,064 71,833 60.3%
Midwest Average 74,914 51,926 69.3% 142,783 100,039 70.1%
Atlanta 67,373 75,625 112.2% 128,050 125,500 98.0%
Birmingham, Ala. 68,041 54,885 80.7% 129,316 106,929 82.7%
Columbia, S.C. 52,996 42,500 80.2% 103,888 82,500 79.4%
Dallas 61,732 49,375 80.0% 118,525 85,625 72.2%
Houston 64,352 42,199 65.6% 122,820 86,919 70.8%
Jacksonville, Fla. 60,240 34,200 56.8% 114,852 72,200 62.9%
Knoxville, Tenn. 57,072 —* —* 110,118 —* —*
Louisville, Ky. 65,968 55,500 84.1% 126,783 98,167 77.4%
Memphis, Tenn. 59,577 51,000 85.6% 114,188 65,710 57.5%
Miami 63,609 65,000 102.2% 121,475 121,875 100.3%
New Orleans 63,332 84,000 132.6% 121,559 195,000 160.4%
Norfolk, Va. 54,957 40,250 73.2% 106,635 77,750 72.9%
Orlando, Fla. 61,770 42,823 69.3% 118,986 77,688 65.3%
Raleigh, N.C. 54,365 46,200 85.0% 105,867 99,750 94.2%
Richmond, Va. 57,009 40,750 71.5% 109,380 77,000 70.4%
San Antonio 62,411 37,667 60.4% 120,086 79,167 65.9%
Tampa, Fla. 59,387 58,800 99.0% 115,545 104,000 90.0%
Tulsa, Okla. 58,925 53,333 90.5% 114,066 110,300 96.7%
South Average 60,729 51,418 84.7% 116,786 98,005 83.9%
Albuquerque, N.M. 63,486 39,480 62.2% 121,536 75,500 62.1%
Boise, Idaho 66,395 48,000 72.3% 127,349 78,333 61.5%
Colorado Springs 68,958 41,000 59.5% 132,425 76,000 57.4%
Denver 66,830 42,143 63.1% 128,111 82,143 64.1%
Las Vegas 79,528 62,310 78.3% 150,383 122,846 81.7%
Los Angeles 84,299 51,958 61.6% 159,465 80,958 50.8%
Phoenix 66,177 45,118 68.2% 126,835 83,438 65.8%
Portland, Ore. 75,485 50,026 66.3% 144,202 108,552 75.3%
Sacramento, Calif. 85,867 88,600 103.2% 161,872 164,000 101.3%
Salt Lake City 62,430 58,441 93.6% 119,951 116,474 97.1%
San Diego 81,127 86,626 106.8% 154,199 131,287 85.1%
San Francisco 91,298 120,917 132.4% 158,886 206,000 129.7%
Seattle 79,331 89,000 112.2% 173,043 185,000 106.9%
West Average 74,709 63,355 84.8% 142,943 116,195 81.3%
* Insufficient number of surveys returned