Sweeten is free and simple to use
1. Post your project
Tell us about the renovation you’re planning and we’ll match you with the right general contractors for your project.
2. Meet your matches
We’ll send you a shortlist of contractors matched with your project; you can browse past work, read reviews, and get introduced to your favorites.
3. Start renovating
After meeting your matches and receiving estimates, hire your favorite and get started. Sweeten will be there to help throughout the process.
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Kitchen Remodeling in Westchester County
Unlike New York City, many homes in neighboring Westchester County benefit from the luxury of space. This allows for more flexibility—and possibilities–in kitchen layouts. Sweeten contractors specialize in all different types of kitchens, from simpler remodels (keeping the location of plumbing, gas and major appliances where they are) to more dramatic changes in the cook space. The average kitchen renovation cost in Westchester County is $65,651, or about $328 per square foot, according to Remodeling’s Cost vs. Value report. Contributing factors include permits as well as the premium level of appliances, cabinets, countertops, and lighting.
The average kitchen renovation cost in Westchester County is about $328 per square foot.
Common kitchen layouts include horseshoe and L-shaped with kitchen islands.
Extending plumbing or gas lines increases the cost.
Create a makeshift kitchen elsewhere in the house for use during the renovation.
If you have the space to store things, try to purchase cabinets and appliances before demo even begins, so that you’re ahead of the game for installation.
Bathroom Remodeling in Westchester County
Whether you’re renovating a powder room or a master bath, ultimately what will impact your costs the most are material selections and plumbing changes. On average, a mid-range bathroom remodel costs $20,000 in Westchester County. Sweeten bathroom renovation projects in the area range from gut remodels of hall bathrooms (i.e., incorporating a tub for the kids) in Pelham to adding a new powder room off the kitchen in Scarsdale to a standard “rip-and-replace” of fixtures for a guest bath in Pound Ridge.
The average bathroom renovation cost in Westchester County is $20,000.
A gut renovation involves going down to the studs of the space, while a “rip-and-replace” includes the swapping out of fixtures. Be cautious of breaking down costs feature-by-feature, though. If you are just replacing a few fixtures or updating tile, there could still be behind-the-walls work (like sheetrocking) that has to be done.
Delivery delays can affect your renovation timeline. If you have the space to store things, try to purchase tile and other fixtures the before demo even begins.
Basement Remodeling in Westchester County
Updating your basement gives you more livable square-footage and also adds
value to your home. The scope of your basement renovation will depend on how
you plan to actually use the space—more storage area and laundry room? A cozy
family gathering spot and playroom? A “man cave”?
A basic basement remodel can start at $50 per square foot and upward in Westchester County. A few things to consider when outlining your plan include: ceiling height requirements (which vary from town to town), whether you’ll need a second form of egress, plumbing needs, waterproofing, and ventilation. Those changes can bring up the per-square-footage cost.
In Westchester County, basement renovations average between $50 to $117 per square foot.
A renovated basement adds resale value to your home.
Adding a bathroom will add to the costs of the project, but makes the space more livable and convenient to spend time in.
Evaluate what you’ll use the space for to help narrow down the needs versus wants.
When should you meet with and hire a general contractor?
You’ve decided you’re ready to tackle that home remodel that you’ve always dreamed of, but not sure when that right time is to start the process of actually meeting with general contractors. Though every project will have a unique schedule, homeowners typically begin the process of meeting with contractors when they are 1-3 months out from starting construction. Of course, each renovation will vary, and the right contractor can be found in a pinch, or even 3-6+ months out. It all depends on how far out you’re comfortable planning.
Most importantly, you’ll want to hire the right general contractor for
your specific job, and the start date is a major contributing factor
in your search. Some contractors may be booked a few months in advance,
while others will have an opening in their schedule that correlates well
with your timing.
Sweeten is a one-stop resource for estimates from multiple experts, and can match you with contractors ready to take on your job no matter when you plan to start your project. And if you do decide to select a Sweeten contractor, you’ll receive regular check-ins until the job is complete, with encouragement to reach out with any questions so you can renovate with confidence.
Sweeten also handles commercial projects, including restaurants, retail spaces and offices. Find out more here.