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How much should it cost?
by Staff
Home renovations can be an expensive endeavor. Whether you're working with a contractor or trying out your DIY skills, you should have an idea of what the cost will be. Take this quiz to see how far in the red or black you might end up.

The cost of an average kitchen renovation before appliances is what?

  • $40,000 - $50,000
  • $15,000 - $20,000
  • $5,000 - $10,000

You're putting new granite countertops in your bathroom. How much should you expect to pay per sqaure foot ?

  • $50 - $100
  • $100 - $200
  • $10 - $50

Laminate flooring is a less expensive alternative to hardwood floors. How much cheaper is it per square foot?

  • only about $2
  • up to $25
  • as much as $10

How much more expensive is a sodded lawn than one grown from seed?

  • It's actually cheaper.
  • about 20 times more
  • roughly twice as much

You're in need of a mailbox, but only have $10 and some change on you. Should you bother stopping by your local hardware store?

  • Think again, it'll cost you at least $50.
  • Yes, you can buy a basic metal mailbox for about $10.
  • No, new mailboxes start at $100 and go up from there.

If you hire a painting contractor, what percentage of the bill accounts for materials?

  • less than 10 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 15 to 25 percent

A new asphalt shingle roof on a 2,000-square-foot home can cost how much?

  • as much as $10,000
  • easily more than $20,000
  • less than $5,000

You have a serious flooding problem in your basement and you need a full waterproofing job from a contractor. What can you expect to pay?

  • more than $25,000
  • less than $5,000
  • up to $15,000

How much should you set aside in your budget for a new deck using inexpensive lumber?

  • about $2 per square foot
  • $20 - $35 per square foot
  • $6 - $8 per square foot

So, you need to lay a little mulch. What price, per cubic foot, will you pay at your local big box hardware store?

  • more than $5
  • about $2
  • more than $10