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Is the cost of our renovation reasonable?

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My husband and I recently got married and we are planning to move to a house in the northern subrurbs of seattle. The house is modest in design/quality 2500 sq feet and built in 2012. Renters have been living in it for a few years and it could use many improvements

We have been saving aggressively for the past 2 years. We got 4 quotes from local GCs in the area and were shocked at the price we were quoted around $140,000 not including many materials. We are not doing any structural changes. Here is a breadown of wishes/wants:


LPV in common lining areas

Carpet in 4 bedrooms

Carpet on stairs (can't afford LVP, 2K just for labor on stairs)

New tile in 2 full baths and one 1/2 bath


New cabinets (not custom; from a local company with very basic options)

Quartz or granite countertop (not top brands)

New backsplash (tile)

New sink, faucet (we will be buying from a home improvement store)

Would like new appliances but we can't afford

We would like new lighting but can't afford

Bar area:

New cabinets and small sink

Would like to get a beverage cooler but out of the budget

Master bath:

redo shower with tiles (current is a weird plastic which is discolored)

Redo bath tub (same problem as above)

Double sink vanity with same type of cabinets as in kitchen and granite counters

Glass panel for shower (can't afford glass door)

Would like new light fixture but need to cut things due to cost

New elongated toilet ******

New mirrors

Guest Bathroom

Same as master bath but no shower (built in bathtub with shower)

Elongated toilet

new vanity with sinks, granite

New mirrors

Powder bath

New vanity

New toilet

New mirror

Painting exterior, interior, doors, trim, banister, garage doors.

I would like to change 2 corner gas fireplaces which have hideous tile and a mantle that looks like cardbord but this may not fall in our budget

+++We have to purchase the LVP, toilets, tiles ( backsplash, bathrooms, around fireplace?), sinks, faucets,shower heads, hardware, free standing bathtub,any lights we change.++++

We already pain 6K for all new window shades

I have learned so much from the discussions here and am hoping to hear your opinions on the above. I am worried that we are spending too much to renovate and anticipate the final bill will be higher. I was hoping we could get a higher end remodel for this kind of money but am working with the cirsumstances (inflation, supply problems, high labor costs) and would like something "middle of the road" that will last at least 7-10 years.

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