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Update Kids Room

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

January 2014

Homeowners have many important questions about their Kids Room Makeover 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 Kids Room Makeover 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 Kids Room Makeover 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.

Kids Room Makeover - Project Overview

The approximate costs and value of a typical Kids Room Makeover 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 kids bedroom. Update flooring, storage, electrical receptacles and lighting. Improve storage. Use above average grade materials, fabrication and installation quality. Furniture price is not included in estimate.
Project size150 square feet
Material and labor cost$2,286 - $2,667
Material cost$1,508 - $1,759
Do-it-yourself assessmentMost of the Kids Room Makeover project can be completed by a moderately experienced do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Kids Room Makeover 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 Kids Room Makeover 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 Kids Room Makeover project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost
Green ratingKids Room Makeover projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.

Kids Room Makeover - Proven Ideas and Project Tips

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

Kids Room Makeover - Project Plan and Details

The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Kids Room Makeover. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Kids Room Makeover project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Kids Room Makeover 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
Design Bedroom LightingLighting Designer2 to 3 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$190 - $317
Install Recessed LightingElectrician1 to 3 dLevel 2 - Challenging$163 - $285
Install Closet DoorsFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$248 - $436 per door
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
Install Curtain RodFinish Carpenter1 dLevel 1 - Basic$70 - $123
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 CarpetFlooring Contractor1 dLevel 3 - Complex, Difficult$3.90 - $6.96 per square foot
Replace Electric SwitchElectrician1 dLevel 2 - Challenging$43 - $75
Replace Switch PlatesElectrician1 dLevel 1 - Basic$15.50 - $26.79

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