Home Project Summary

Decorate Bedroom

Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Bedroom Decorating project

January 2014

Homeowners have many important questions about their Bedroom Decorating Project. How much will it cost? How long will it take? What problem areas do I need to watch out for? Can I recover my Bedroom Decorating investment when I sell? Can I do some of the work myself? What can I do to make sure that the work is done right?

Costs, materials and best practices for the example Bedroom Decorating project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Bedroom Decorating - Project Overview

The approximate costs and value of a typical Bedroom Decorating project are summarized below. Use higher estimates for larger metropolitan areas and the lower estimates where home prices are below the national average. Adjust costs for substitutions or refinements in the last section. For size differences of up to 25%, scale total costs in direct proportion to the size of your project. Use the adjusted costs as a basis for setting a material budget and for comparing contractor bids (if you choose to have a professional perform the work).

Project descriptionUpdate an existing bedroom. Update painting, decorating elements and lighting. Use above average grade of materials, fabrication and installation quality. Furniture price is not included in estimate.
Project size160 square feet
Material and labor cost$720 - $840
Material cost$383 - $446
Do-it-yourself assessmentMost of the Bedroom Decorating project can be completed by a moderately experienced do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Bedroom Decorating requires attention to detail and careful planning.
First year Return on Investment - ROIResults vary widely and can be affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Bedroom Decorating project in an appropriate neighborhood can return 93% or more of its initial cost.
Long term Return on Investment - ROIReturns vary widely and are affected by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Bedroom Decorating project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.
Green ratingBedroom Decorating projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.

Bedroom Decorating - Proven Ideas and Project Tips

Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Bedroom Decorating project plan.

Bedroom Decorating - Project Plan and Details

The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Bedroom Decorating. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Bedroom Decorating project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Bedroom Decorating project cost and quality.

TaskService ProviderDurationDo-it-yourself difficultyTarget cost
Develop Bedroom Decorating IdeasInterior Designer3 to 5 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$380 - $635
Prepare Bedroom DesignInterior Designer3 to 5 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$285 - $476
Select Bedroom FurnitureInterior Designer3 to 5 dLevel 2 - Challenging$285 - $476
Install Recessed LightingElectrician1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$163 - $285
Install Closet OrganizersFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 1 - Basic$21.50 - $36.63
Install ShelvingFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 1 - Basic$21.50 - $36.63 per linear foot
Install Window Trim MoldingFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$3.25 - $5.70 per linear foot
Install BaseboardFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$3.35 - $5.82 per linear foot
Install Door KnobFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$63 - $112 per door
Install Door HingesFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$27.50 - $47.73 per door
Paint MoldingPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$1.95 - $3.29 per linear foot
Paint BedroomPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$0.66 - $1.13 per square foot
Paint DoorPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$99 - $166
Install Lighting FixtureElectrician1 to 2 dLevel 1 - Basic$180 - $314
Replace ReceptacleElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$53 - $93
Replace Electric SwitchElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$43 - $75
Replace Switch PlatesElectrician1 dLevel 1 - Basic$15.50 - $26.79


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