Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Home Interior Restoration project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Home Interior Restoration 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 Interior Restoration 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 Interior Restoration 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 Interior Restoration 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||Restore home interior, excluding kitchen and bath areas. Update flooring, doors, switchplates and decorative hardware to original condition.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||1350 square feet of renovation|
|Material and labor cost||$10,386 - $12,117|
|Material cost||$6,741 - $7,865|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Home Interior Restoration project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Home Interior Restoration 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 Interior Restoration project in an appropriate neighborhood can return 93% or more of its initial cost.|
|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 Interior Restoration project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Home Interior Restoration projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Home Interior Restoration. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Home Interior Restoration 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 Interior Restoration project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Home Interior Restoration 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||$424 - $709|
|Prepare Living Room Design||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||$424 - $709|
|Select Living Room Furniture||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||$318 - $531|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$212 - $354|
|Remove Carpet||Demolition Laborer||1 d||$0.47 - $0.78 per square foot|
|Remove Wallpaper||Painter||1 to 3 d||$1.58 - $2.67 per square foot|
|Repair Wall||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 3 d||$170 - $287|
|Remove Paint From Wood||Painting Contractor||1 to 2 d||$9.23 - $15.65 per square foot|
|Remove Trim Paint||Painting Contractor||1 to 2 d||$2.99 - $5.08 per linear foot|
|Refinish Wood Molding||Painting Contractor||2 to 4 d||$8.68 - $14.63 per linear foot|
|Paint Ceiling||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$1.38 - $2.35 per square foot|
|Paint Living Room||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||$4.48 - $7.61 per square foot|
|Refinish Floors||Wood Flooring Refinisher||2 to 5 d||$2.66 - $4.55 per square foot|
|Replace Receptacle||Electrician||1 d||$67 - $114|
|Replace Electric Switch||Electrician||1 d||$63 - $109|
|Install Wallpaper||Wallpaper Installer||1 d||$2.62 - $4.53 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|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Home Interior Restoration project plan.
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