I always get a charge out of what some people *think* it costs to do renovations in a house.
jane mentions 4000 for a heating/cooling unit. Have fun with that when your house is cold in the winter and hot in the summer. That amount will not buy much of a unit never mind the install.
jane also forgot to mention when she says a couple hundred bucks for cabinets that there's also the countertop to install and a sink and taps. Maybe a backsplash if reqired. Is she thinks that's a couple hundred bucks, invite her over to do it.
For the carpet, she's talking 3 bedrooms, you're talking the whole house. Keep that in mind.
1000 for bathroom? Once again she has forgotten most of the incidentals. I'm talking sink, taps, bathtub, tub surround, drywall/cement board, tape and mud, tiles maybe, vanity top, fan if required, toilet, toilet seat, plumbing fixtures, shutoffs if needed, water supply tubes, and then there's that little leak that causes all the damage AFTER you have finished doing all that. Also, flooring for the bathroom and that could also include replacing the subfloor or adding more subfloor.
The 50 bucks for the hole may be about the cost of materials, but how good of a matchinmg job are you going to be able to do? I have seen some real messes and have also fixed some real messes.
There are some things a homeowner can do and some things that they shouldn't do. Sometimes they try and then they call me to come and fix it. They could have hired me to do the job cheaper than the end price for fixing it the *right* way.
Please remind me to never buy anything that jane has owned.
Just some points to ponder on so you don't get in over your head as many homeowners do. If you can't afford to do it all at once, do some now and some later but have someone who knows what they're doing. Once things get ripped off or knocked off, it's a whole new ballgame beind them or under them.
I would say some of the estimates in the first post may be a bit high but it's a lot closer to reality than jane in. She's right out to lunch with everything but the painting.
Been doing renovations and repairs for about 20 years or more. For 10 of those it's been my living.