Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Home Decorating project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Home Decorating 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 Decorating 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 Decorating 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 Decorating 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. Replace existing flooring, doors, switchplates and decorative hardware. Add molding and recessed lighting. Install new window treatments. Use above average grade of materials, fabrication and installation quality. Estimated costs do not include furniture.|
|Project size||1425 square feet of renovation|
|Material and labor cost||$11,583 - $13,514|
|Material cost||$7,592 - $8,857|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Home Decorating project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Home Decorating 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 Home Decorating 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 Home Decorating project can return as much as 67% - 78% of its initial cost|
|Green rating||Home Decorating projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Home Decorating. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Home Decorating 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 Decorating project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Home Decorating project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Prepare Home Decorating Ideas||Interior Designer||4 to 10 d||$849 - $1,417 per project|
|Produce Home Remodeling Plans||General Contractor||3 to 5 d||$634 - $1,058 per project|
|Select Family Room Furniture||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||$318 - $531|
|Compile Home Remodeling Materials List||General Contractor||3 to 5 d||$634 - $1,058 per project|
|Build Cabinets||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$711 - $1,215|
|Install Can Lighting||Electrician||1 to 3 d||$179 - $308|
|Install Electrical Sub-Panel||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$1,185 - $2,054|
|Install Crown Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$6.75 - $11.69 per linear foot|
|Install Window Sill||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$44 - $74|
|Install Baseboard||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.56 - $7.86 per linear foot|
|Hang Interior Door||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$211 - $362 per door|
|Install Interior Window Shutter||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$335 - $604|
|Install Window Shades||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$111 - $195|
|Paint Rooms||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$4.48 - $7.61 per square foot|
|Paint Cabinetry||Painting Contractor||2 d||$4.44 - $7.46 per square foot|
|Install Hardwood Floor||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$8.75 - $15.28 per square foot|
|Install Wall Lighting||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$397 - $701|
|Install Light Switch||Electrician||1 d||$129 - $218|
|Install Ceiling Speakers||Electrician||1 d||$137 - $239 per speaker|
|Replace Switch Plates||Electrician||1 d||$17.02 - $28.62|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Home Decorating project plan.
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