Interior Demolition Cost per Square Foot

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Updated September 20, 2022

In the United States, residential interior demolition projects typically range between $550 and $12,000, with the national average cost falling somewhere between $2,000-$4,000.

As with most demolition jobs, the exact size and complexity of your interior demolition project will affect its overall cost.

If performing the demolition yourself, the only costs you'll have to worry about are buying the tools and paying for a dumpster to clean up.

However, these costs can add up to be more than it would to hire a professional to do the work. Not to mention, doing interior demolition yourself can lead to costly problems if you're not experienced in the work.

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On average, interior demolition costs around $4-$7 per square foot.

The interior demolition cost per square foot could be more or less than this average depending on various circumstances, like…

  • whether or not the building contains asbestos or other hazardous materials
  • the complexity of the work

Of course, the best way to answer how much your interior demolition project will cost is to contact qualified demolition contractors in your area for a customized estimate.

Depending on the complexities of the project, service providers may give you an estimate over the phone. But more than likely the company will come out to your property and give you the most accurate quote possible after assessing the specifics of the project.

Examples of Interior Demolition Costs Throughout the U.S.

Project Type Location Cost to Demolish
Kitchen and wall demolition Queens, NY $2,000
Bathroom demolition Ridgewood, NJ $825
Complete gut-out of duplex Highland Park, TX $6,800
Wall demolition La Mirada, CA $550
Bathroom demolition Marlton, NJ $950
Bedroom demolition Chicago, IL $2,200
Bathroom demolition Los Angeles, CA $1,300


Make sure all that debris has a place to go with the help of a dumpster. Learn how much it costs to rent a dumpster for a day.

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