Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Living Room Remodeling project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Living 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 Living 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 Living Room Remodeling 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 Living 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 description||Remodel formal living room. Update flooring, doors, switchplates and decorative hardware. Add built-in speakers, wall mounting system for flat screen television, crown molding and recessed lighting. Install new window treatments. Use above average grade of materials, fabrication and installation quality. Estimated costs do not include furniture and flat screen television.|
|Project size||205 square feet of renovation|
|Material and labor cost||$6,705 - $7,823|
|Material cost||$3,501 - $4,085|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Living Room Remodeling project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Living Room Remodeling 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 Living Room Remodeling project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|First year Return on Investment - ROI||Actual 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 good quality Living Room Remodeling project in the right neighborhoods can return 61% - 72% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Living Room Remodeling projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Living Room Remodeling. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Living 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 Living Room Remodeling project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Living Room Remodeling project? If so, it is important create and manage a detailed plan for all project activities.
|Task||Service Provider||Time||Difficulty||Basic Cost Range|
|Develop Living Room Decorating Ideas||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||$433 - $723|
|Prepare Living Room Design||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||$433 - $723|
|Select Living Room Furniture||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||$325 - $542|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$216 - $361|
|Remove Carpet||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$0.48 - $0.81 per square foot|
|Remodel Electrical Box||Electrician||1 to 3 d||$1,211 - $2,098|
|Install Wall Mount||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$112 - $199|
|Install Recessed Lighting||Electrician||1 to 3 d||$181 - $311|
|Repair Wall||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 3 d||$173 - $292|
|Install Crown Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$6.84 - $11.84 per linear foot|
|Install Wood Floor||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$9.66 - $16.93 per square foot|
|Install Baseboard||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$4.62 - $7.97 per linear foot|
|Hang Interior Door||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$214 - $367 per door|
|Install Window Blinds||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$79 - $138|
|Paint Rooms||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$4.54 - $7.72 per square foot|
|Paint Door||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$119 - $201 per door|
|Install Hardwood Floor||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||$8.78 - $15.30 per square foot|
|Install Wall Sconce||Electrician||1 to 2 d||$406 - $717|
|Install Light Switch||Electrician||1 d||$132 - $222|
|Install Ceiling Speakers||Electrician||1 d||$140 - $244 per speaker|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Living Room Remodeling project plan.
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