Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Fireplace Remodeling project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Fireplace Remodeling 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 Fireplace Remodeling 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 Fireplace Remodeling project will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.
The approximate costs and value of a typical Fireplace Remodeling 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 description||Remodel existing fireplace. Common options include stone or brick refacing and mantel replacement or modernization. Designer extras include custom lighting and storage built ins.|
|Project size||Basic fireplace updating|
|Material and labor cost||$2,138 - $2,494|
|Material cost||$608 - $709|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Fireplace Remodeling project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Fireplace Remodeling requires considerable experience, skill and attention to detail. Do it yourself mistakes are noticeable, may be difficulty to remedy and may actually reduce the market value of the project and your home.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||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 high quality Fireplace Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Returns will be impacted by the range of home prices in your neighborhood, the overall condition of your home and sensible design choices. A high quality Fireplace Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||Fireplace Remodeling projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Fireplace Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Fireplace Remodeling project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Fireplace Remodeling project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Fireplace Remodeling project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Create Design Concept||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$533 - $890|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$178 - $297|
|Specify Finishes||Interior Designer||1 to 2 d||$533 - $890|
|Remove Tile||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$1.37 - $2.30 per square foot|
|Install Furring||Carpenter||1 d||$1.31 - $2.26 per square foot|
|Install Gas Line||Plumber||1 to 2 d||$128 - $220|
|Install Recessed Lighting||Electrician||1 to 3 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$126 - $217|
|Install Drywall||Drywall Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$1.28 - $2.24 per square foot|
|Texture Walls||Drywall Contractor||1 to 2 d||$0.72 - $1.27 per square foot|
|Install Venetian Plaster||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$3.54 - $6.06 per square foot|
|Install Fireplace Mantel||Finish Carpenter||1 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$348 - $622|
|Install Shelving||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$8.55 - $14.33 per linear foot|
|Install Trim Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$3.18 - $5.58 per linear foot|
|Build Cabinets||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$502 - $867|
|Stain And Finish Woodwork||Painting Contractor||2 to 4 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$3.05 - $5.17 per linear foot|
|Paint Wall||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$1.05 - $1.80 per square foot|
|Install Granite Tile||Tile Contractor||1 d||Level 3 - Complex, Difficult||$16.26 - $27.90 per square foot|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Fireplace Remodeling project plan.
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