We find that the onset of winter brings about more requests for mudroom projects than any other time of the year — except maybe late spring, of course. So, this got me to thinking about the challenges that often come with such a project, of which there are two: finding the space and determining the cost.
For the most part, architects and designers are best suited for finding the space, while remodelers can nail down the cost. Obviously, each job is unique. But they all share many of the same characteristics, lending this type of project to a good pricing model.
The most common mudroom is the addition, adding space outside of the home. While the amount of space varies, the average range is between 60 ft.² and 80 ft.². These mudrooms often come with heated tile floors, custom or semi-custom benches and storage, and siding to match the existing house. To accommodate the addition, you’ll also put in a new exterior door and rework the walkway.
Mudroom additions run from $25,000 to $35,000, with the bulk of the cost difference associated with the different siding materials. For example, vinyl siding is much less expensive than brick. If the project requires a lot of rework to the interior of the house, these costs could increase.
On occasion, there’s the opportunity to extend a mudroom into a garage space. That’s assuming there’s enough room in the garage to park your cars. Usually, this kind of mudroom assumes that only part of the garage will be used, with the remaining space coming from a part of the home.
Most of these mudroom modifications consist of the same types of finishes as adding a space to the exterior of the house. But it comes at a lower price point, ranging from $18,000 to $30,000. The biggest cost differentiation here is how much of the existing house will be used for the space.
The last type of mudroom is the use of an existing part of the house, without adding on any additional space. From a design point, this is often the most challenging to accomplish — but the least expensive. Assuming the same finishes as the other two mudrooms, you’re looking at a cost of $7000 to $20,000. The biggest reason for the cost differentiation here is tying the existing finishes to the new finishes. The more flooring, electric, heating, and drywall that needs to be done, the higher the costs will be.
Though homeowners will likely find this information helpful, I really wanted to write this blog to give architects and other design professionals an idea of what mudroom remodeling might cost based on past projects.