Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Home Staging project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Home Staging 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 Home Staging 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 Home Staging 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 Home Staging 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||Decorate home for resale. Update entry components. Replace common area flooring, switchplates and decorative hardware. Install new window treatments.|
|Project size||1700 square foot home|
|Material and labor cost||$3,843 - $4,484|
|Material cost||$2,205 - $2,573|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Home Staging project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Home Staging requires attention to detail and careful planning.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Results 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 Home Staging project in an appropriate neighborhood can return 93% or more 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 Home Staging project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||Home Staging projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Home Staging. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Home Staging project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Home Staging project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Home Staging 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 Interior Decorating Plan||Interior Designer||5 to 15 d||$355 - $594|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$178 - $297|
|Repair Ceiling Cracks||Drywall Contractor||1 to 2 d||$100 - $170|
|Repair Plaster Cracks||Drywall Contractor||1 to 2 d||$65 - $111|
|Install Exterior Shutters||Finish Carpenter||1 d||Level 1 - Basic||$61 - $107|
|Install Cabinet Handles||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$11.77 - $19.69|
|Paint Window Trim||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$1.96 - $3.33 per linear foot|
|Paint Kitchen||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$3.83 - $6.53 per square foot|
|Paint Entry Door||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$85 - $143 per door|
|Paint Wood Paneling||Painting Contractor||2 to 4 d||Level 3 - Complex, Difficult||$1.61 - $2.77 per square foot|
|Repair Hardwood Floor||Wood Flooring Refinisher||1 d||$167 - $284 per repair|
|Regrout Shower||Tile Contractor||1 to 2 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$10.80 - $18.06 per square foot|
|Install Kitchen Backsplash||Tile Contractor||2 d||Level 3 - Complex, Difficult||$22.33 - $39.09 per square foot|
|Install Wall Sconce||Electrician||1 to 2 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$248 - $449 per fixture|
|Replace Receptacle||Electrician||1 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$36 - $61|
|Replace Switch Plates||Electrician||1 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$11.00 - $18.56|
|Install Bathroom Faucet||Plumber||1 d||Level 2 - Challenging||$142 - $249|
|Install Toilet Seat||Plumber||1 d||Level 1 - Basic||$42 - $74|
|Reglaze Bathtub||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$715 - $1,206 per fixture|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Home Staging project plan.
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