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Old 2013-12-14, 08:48 PM
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Does anybody know how much would it cost to upgrade baseboards and trims? I am planning to upgrade main floor ceiling to 10 foot, and it would be nice if we can upgrade the baseboards and trims too.
We are trying to ask the builder to do them for us when we give the offer, but we have other things on the list to ask to be included in the price, so I just want to get an idea of the cost in case they don't accept to include them in the price

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Old 2013-12-14, 08:57 PM
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upgraded trim can be included in your offer. The price for such upgrade would be around $3000 or so (I believe)

The cost to the builder would be around $2000 (the most), that's why if you asked to be included in the offer (without paying for this), the builder may generally approve it.

Other slightly cheaper cost items that the builders can throw in:
- Double front entry door
- upgraded fireplace
- potlights
- upgraded tiles
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Old 2013-12-14, 09:00 PM
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Hi,

Does anybody know how much would it cost to upgrade baseboards and trims? I am planning to upgrade main floor ceiling to 10 foot, and it would be nice if we can upgrade the baseboards and trims too.
We are trying to ask the builder to do them for us when we give the offer, but we have other things on the list to ask to be included in the price, so I just want to get an idea of the cost in case they don't accept to include them in the price

Thanks
Interesting question. We are paying $1,900 to upgrade 'Colonial' baseboards from the standard 5.25", to 7.25", throughout the house (2600 sq. ft.). This is for 9' main floor and 8' second floor. If you are doing 10 foot ceilings, you will definitely need larger baseboard, and casing. Just make sure wider (e.g. 3") casing fits in some of the tighter areas. It's a great upgrade for 10' ceilings!
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For 10' ceilings I would do 7" baseboards, baseboards are important, but who really looks at casings/trims ?
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Old 2013-12-17, 04:41 PM
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The standard baseboards are only 4" i believe, so we will upgrade the main floor baseboards for sure, and i hope they have the bigger ones (7" or whatever). For second floor probably will leave them standard or upgrade to 5" only.
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With 10' ceiling ht I would go with 7" baseboards
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Old 2014-01-05, 12:54 PM
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which style would you choose if you were given a choice at no extra cost:
"step" baseboards or "colonial" baseboards
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who really looks at casings/trims ?
Exactly and most of them would be covered by furniture. My builder gave 4" as standard, we didn't even bother/consider any upgrade on it.
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We went with 7.5" on main floor with 10ft ceiling. And standard on the second floor.
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Old 2014-01-09, 09:47 AM
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I asked decor center to give me a quote for upgraded baseboards for main floor, and this is what she said:
The cost for higher baseboards is 3600.00 *for 5 1/4” or 4800.00 *for 7 ¼ “ but that is for all finished areas we don’t split it up

This sucks because i dont want that in the bedrooms

What do you suggest?

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