The Houzz remodeling calculator can help you determine just how much you're likely to overpay for that new bathroom or kitchen depending on where you live. Spoiler alert: it may be cheaper just to move.
If you’re getting serious about knocking down that wall or building that addition, you can count on 2 things: the process will be disruptive and you’re going to spend more than you want to. On that latter point, you can at least be somewhat prepared with the Houzz remodeling calculator, which collects data from over 100,000 homeowners across the country and presents average costs per project for you region. For example, a bathroom remodel in Denver runs about $9,000, while the same home makeover project in New York or Los Angeles is closer to $22,000. The site can connect you with design professionals and contractors in your area, but the bottom line is: before you knock down that wall, think about what state that wall is in.