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Remodel Laundry Room

Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Laundry Room Remodeling project

January 2014

Homeowners have many important questions about their Laundry Room 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 Laundry Room 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 Laundry Room Remodeling 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.

Laundry Room Remodeling - Project Overview

The approximate costs and value of a typical Laundry Room 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 descriptionUpdate cabinetry, countertop, and sink. Replace flooring. Paint walls.Update plumbing and lighting fixtures. Use above average materials and finishing detail.
Project size80 square feet
Material and labor cost$2,565 - $2,993
Material cost$1,656 - $1,932
Do-it-yourself assessmentThe typical Laundry Room Remodeling project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Laundry Room Remodeling requires attention to detail and careful planning.
First year 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 Laundry Room Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.
Long term Return on Investment - ROIReturns 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 Laundry Room Remodeling project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost
Green ratingLaundry Room Remodeling projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.

Laundry Room Remodeling - Proven Ideas and Project Tips

Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Laundry Room Remodeling project plan.

Laundry Room Remodeling - Project Plan and Details

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

TaskService ProviderDurationDo-it-yourself difficultyTarget cost
Develop Laundry Room IdeasInterior Designer2 to 3 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$285 - $476
Prepare Laundry Room DesignInterior Designer3 to 5 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$380 - $635
Develop Project BudgetGeneral Contractor2 to 15 dLevel 2 - Challenging$140 - $234
Re-Wire Electrical CircuitElectrician1 to 2 dLevel 4 - Pros Only$338 - $577 per circuit
Move Drain PipePlumber1 to 2 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$150 - $259
Repair Wall DamageDrywall and Plaster Contractor1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$33 - $57
Install CabinetsFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$70 - $117
Install Trim MoldingFinish Carpenter1 to 2 dLevel 2 - Challenging$2.18 - $3.72 per linear foot
Install Door KnobFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$63 - $112 per door
Install Laminate CountertopFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$12.75 - $22.33 per square foot
Install Laundry SinkPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$230 - $407
Paint WallPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$0.55 - $0.95 per square foot
Paint CeilingPainting Contractor1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$0.46 - $0.76 per square foot
Install FaucetPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$220 - $394
Install GFCI OutletElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$65 - $114 per outlet
Install Ceiling Light FixtureElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$163 - $285
Replace Electric SwitchElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$43 - $75
Replace Switch PlatesElectrician1 dLevel 1 - Basic$15.50 - $26.79
Replace Bathroom FaucetPlumber1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$230 - $407


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