Imagine that your buyers love a house but plan to update the bathroom right away—and they’re asking you how much money they need for remodeling. Here are some sources to share so they can get a sense of what their project could cost.


Enter your ZIP code, and Fixr provides cost guides and comparisons for hundreds of remodeling and repair projects. Custom estimates are available by completing a list of questions and submitting contact information. And do-it-yourselfers can break down a project by labor and materials.

Remodeling magazine Cost vs. Value Report

The magazine’s annual report provides costs for 22 of the most popular residential remodeling projects. You can see national averages, regional averages, and metro averages (Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Houston, McAllen, and San Antonio). The report also estimates how each project could affect resale value.


See costs by ZIP code for specific materials, projects, and maintenance tasks with Homewyse. You can look at costs for entire projects or break them down into their components. The site also offers an easy interface to see how modifications in your plans affect cost.