Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Room Decoration project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Room Decoration 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 Room Decoration 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 Room Decoration 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 Room Decoration 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 existing room. Update molding, flooring, doors, switchplates and decorative hardware. Add built-in speakers and modern recessed lighting. Install new window treatments.|
|Project size||210 square feet|
|Material and labor cost||$5,261 - $6,137|
|Material cost||$4,005 - $4,673|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Room Decoration project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Room Decoration requires attention to detail and careful planning.|
|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 Room Decoration 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 Room Decoration project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||Room Decoration projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Room Decoration. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Room Decoration project. Click any Task name for a complete written specifications, FAQs and quality checklist for the task - this essential information will help you control Room Decoration project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Room Decoration 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||$424 - $709|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$212 - $354|
|Specify Finishes||Interior Designer||1 to 2 d||$636 - $1,063|
|Install Can Lighting||Electrician||1 to 3 d||$179 - $308|
|Remove Popcorn Ceiling Texture||Painter||1 to 3 d||$0.70 - $1.20 per square foot|
|Repair Wall Damage||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 2 d||$169 - $287|
|Texture Walls||Drywall Contractor||1 to 2 d||$0.68 - $1.20 per square foot|
|Install Fireplace Mantel||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$431 - $765|
|Install Trim Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.22 - $7.33 per linear foot|
|Hang Interior Door||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$211 - $362 per door|
|Install Crown Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$6.75 - $11.69 per linear foot|
|Install Valance||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$21.30 - $37.49 per linear foot|
|Install Window Shades||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$111 - $195|
|Install Door Knob||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$90 - $157 per door|
|Paint Molding||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.47 - $2.51 per linear foot|
|Paint Wall||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.22 - $2.08 per square foot|
|Paint Ceiling||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.38 - $2.35 per square foot|
|Refinish Hardwood Floor||Wood Flooring Installer||2 to 5 d||$2.81 - $4.83 per square foot|
|Replace Electric Switch||Electrician||1 d||$63 - $109|
|Replace Switch Plates||Electrician||1 d||$17.02 - $28.62|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Room Decoration project plan.
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