Renovated and enlarged a 1926 foursquare.Remodeling cost:
$300,000, which, if we hadn’t done so much ourselves, would have been $500,000. Time frame:
18 months from purchase and preservation permitting to finish. Where we saved:
By using Armstrong
vinyl tile in the kitchen—it cost just $1 a square foot. That’s a $200 floor. Where we splurged:
On the replastering—which is three times more expensive than drywall—and on a tankless water heater, which cost $1,000 more than a regular one.