Deciding on a budget for your project can be quite difficult. It often requires insight into more than labour and material cost. The final price can also be affected by other factors, such as global and local economic conditions, market and seasonal trends, etc.

When preparing our annual home renovation cost guide, we consider all these factors to provide you a solid forecast of costs in the South African marketplace.

Home renovation
Average cost R1400 / sqm
Cost range R800R2000 / sqm

A home renovation involves all the building, craftsmanship and installation work needed to turn a dilapidated old building into a modern, energy-efficient home. There are many factors that affect the total cost, e.g. type of work and the extent of the renovation involved. Even the quality of the materials and the chosen accessories affect the cost of the renovation. On top of the estimated costs, you can add additional 20% to your home remodel budget for any unseen problems. The average cost is usually R1400 / sqm.

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All-inclusive kitchen renovation
Average cost R100,000 / renovation project
Cost range R50,000R150,000 / renovation project

A complete kitchen renovation includes more than just a new lick of paint, a new backsplash, and new light fixtures. It often includes making structural, electrical, and plumbing changes, new flooring, appliances, and custom cabinets. The total expense varies depending on the size and complexity of the remodel, the chosen materials, and any high-end technology additions. For all-inclusive kitchen renovation, expect to pay between R50,000 / renovation project and R150,000 / renovation project.

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Bathroom renovation
Average cost R35,000 / renovation project
Cost range R15,000R55,000 / renovation project

A bathroom renovation can range anywhere between giving your bathroom a facelift and a complete transformation of your bathroom. The total expense depends on the size of the bathroom, the chosen materials, and the type of fixtures, counters and finishes. Bathroom renovation costs range between R15,000 / renovation project and R55,000 / renovation project with an average of R35,000 / renovation project.

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Recent jobs for home renovation

Building contractors, Construction company
Pringle Bay
City or suburb where you need the service: Pringle Bay
What type of property do you want to build?: House/Townhouse
Approx. size of the new build: Less than 100 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: I have architectual plans and designs
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
We only have preliminary designs done but we know exactly what we want. 2 x 9x6 Nutec houses joined with a 1m passage. Similar outlay for each: Bedr & bathroom on each side with a 3x6 kitchen-lounge in the middle. Patio/veranda 3x1,5m with wooden deck added to each house, Total: 4 x ensuite bedrooms, 2 livingrooms, 2 patios. Total plus minus sq m
Port Alfred
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Port Alfred
What type of property do you want to build?: House/Townhouse
Approx. size of the new build: 200–600 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: None
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Just bought a vacant land, I just want to have a double storey house. When you walk in the first thing you seee is a big hallway faced by stairs leading to the bedrooms . Each bedroom with ensuite and a walk in closet. I would love 3 bedroom up stairs and the other 2 bedrooms downstairs. I want a big kitchen that would oppositely face the dining room. Also want two lounges one large, and the other one medium small.
Building contractors, Kitchen renovation - Cape Town
Cape Town
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Cape Town
What kind of property do you have?: Commercial building
What rooms do you want to renovate/remodel?: Commercial/Office space
Approx. size of the renovation/remodel: Less than 100 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: I have architectual plans and designs
Estimated project start: Within a month
Good Day I am an Interior Design Student at Vega Cape Town, and we have been tasked draw up a costing list for installation and purchase items for our designs for a project. Could I please approach you for estimated costing for a design, I have all the dimensions and pictures for the desired design. There will not be any in-depth technical information, just more or less an estimated costing for services and custom design elements and materials. I do hope you are able to help and i apologize for any inconvenience Thank you! Kind Regards
Velddrif
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Velddrif, Western Province, South Africa.
What kind of property do you have?: House/Townhouse
What do you want to add to the existing property?: Other
Approx. size of the addition: Less than 100 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: I have architectual plans and designs
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
This is a small extension of an enclosed braairoom +- 11m sq and the fitting of 2 existing windows and a newly constucted 4 m stack door. The roof is not tiled but some sort of metal or composite water proofing, light enough not to need a metal lintel. You are welcome to telephonically arrange a meeting to view the structure and professional plan, so I can discuss my requirements before accepting any quote. Kindly call only between 09:00 - 17:00 Mon - Fri.
Building contractors, Building contractors
Sunnyside
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Sunnyside, Pretoria
What kind of property do you have?: Flat complex
What do you want to build?: Boundary wall
Estimated project start: Within a month
We require quotations to: 1. Build & plaster (or rhinolight) a solid boundary wall measuring 4 x 4 meters between an enclosed car parking space that separates two properties. 2. Re-build a 1 meter by half meter (one line) boundary wall with Corobrick clay bricks. I have estimated brick count of 78 at a price of R1.26 per brick. URGENT REQUEST: This project is urgent to mitigate a security risk & threat that has been raised & identified in a crime ridden residential area.
Building contractors, Building contractors
Strandfontein
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Strandfontein Village
What kind of property do you have?: House/Townhouse
What do you want to build?: Other
Estimated project start: Within a month
I have an existing balcony, timber, that needs to be demolished and a new balcony constructed (concrete) I already have approved building plans for it I'll forward pictures and videos of the existing balcony when you contact me. Kindly do so via whatsapp, I won't be able to answer my phone during the day.
Building contractors, House extension - Woodstock
Woodstock
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Woodstock, Cape Town
What kind of property do you have?: Flat complex
What do you want to add to the existing property?: Bedrooms/Living room/Dining room
Approx. size of the addition: Less than 100 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: I have approved plans and all permits
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
Addition to existing studio / room in the roof. What is required is brickwork, roof, floor (pine), no sanding and painting, and the windows and door (Aluminium): Engineering drawing for pinning the roof against the walls. No plastering inside / only outside. No plumbing / no electricity / no bathroom / no balcony. Thats it, unless I prefer email contact for the quotes.
Margate
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Margate
What kind of property do you have?: House/Townhouse
What rooms do you want to renovate/remodel?: Deck/Patio/Balcony, Garage, Other
Approx. size of the renovation/remodel: 100–200 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: None
Estimated project start: 1–3 months
i am buying an old split level house (on pic)& needs improvement & facelifting: 1. i need to put stairs connecting the main house to the balcony (inside) 2. add verandah to the front of the house (similar to th picture) 3. replace some windows with glass doors leading to patio 4. change small front door to a larger size
Building contractors, Kitchen renovation
Brackenfell
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Brackenfell, Cape Town
What kind of property do you have?: House/Townhouse
What rooms do you want to renovate/remodel?: Bathroom(s)
Approx. size of the renovation/remodel: Less than 100 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: None
Estimated project start: Within a month
Bathroom renovation: Remove existing bath, basin and toilet pan Repair 40ml drainage pipe (leak) Install new close couple toilet pan to new position Install new vanity Create new shower base Install new drainage for shower Waterproof shower base Install new shower taps and shower head Install new shower screen TILING Remove wall and floor tiles Primer walls Tile 20m2 walls Tile 2.5m2 floor Tile 1.2m2 shower floor Remove all rubble
Morningside
City (or suburb) where you need the service: Morningside, Durban
What kind of property do you have?: Flat complex
What rooms do you want to renovate/remodel?: Bathroom(s)
Approx. size of the renovation/remodel: Less than 100 sqm
What kind of design work has been done?: None
Estimated project start: Within a month
It's a small bathroom in a 1 1/2 bed flat, it needs a makeover. The washbasin is next to the shower, the toilet by the door, I want the toilet next to the shower and the washbasin by the door. Then I think the shower, toilet and washbasin need an upgrade and the bathroom to look like a fairly good hotel one.