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Decorate Small Kitchen

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

January 2014

Homeowners have many important questions about their Small Kitchen 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 Small Kitchen 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 Small Kitchen 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.

Small Kitchen Decorating - Project Overview

The approximate costs and value of a typical Small Kitchen 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 descriptionReplace wall finishes, flooring, window treatments, plumbing fixtures, and lighting. Use above average, quality grade materials, fabrication and finishing detail.
Project size120 square foot kitchen
Material and labor cost$4,365 - $5,093
Material cost$2,021 - $2,357
Do-it-yourself assessmentThe typical Small Kitchen Decorating project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Small Kitchen 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 Small Kitchen Decorating project in an appropriate neighborhood can return 93% or more of its initial cost.
Long term Return on Investment - ROIActual returns 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 good quality Small Kitchen Decorating project in the right neighborhoods can return 61% - 72% of its initial cost.
Green ratingSmall Kitchen Decorating projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.

Small Kitchen Decorating - Proven Ideas and Project Tips

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

Small Kitchen Decorating - Project Plan and Details

The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Small Kitchen Decorating. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Small Kitchen 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 Small Kitchen Decorating project cost and quality.

TaskService ProviderDurationDo-it-yourself difficultyTarget cost
Produce Kitchen Remodeling PlansKitchen Designer5 to 15 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$560 - $935
Prepare Kitchen Remodeling BudgetGeneral Contractor3 to 5 dLevel 2 - Challenging$420 - $701
Install Laminate FlooringFlooring Contractor1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$5.55 - $9.64 per square foot
Install Track LightingElectrician1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$317 - $542
Paint CabinetryPainting Contractor2 dLevel 1 - Basic$2.25 - $3.78 per square foot
Paint PanelingPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$0.79 - $1.37 per square foot
Install Trim MoldingFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$2.18 - $3.72 per linear foot
Paint KitchenPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$0.66 - $1.13 per square foot
Install Cabinet HandlesFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$13.50 - $22.77 per cabinet
Install Laminate FlooringFlooring Contractor1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$5.55 - $9.64 per square foot
Replace Kitchen FaucetPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$230 - $407
Install Window ShadesFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 1 - Basic$120 - $216
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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