Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Interior Restoration project
Homeowners have many important questions about their 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 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 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 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 single, existing room to original condition. Repair and refinish molding, flooring, doors, switchplates and decorative hardware. Modernize lighting. Paint room and update window treatments.|
|Project size||180 square feet|
|Material and labor cost||$5,261 - $6,137|
|Material cost||$1,935 - $2,258|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Interior Restoration project involves tasks that are best performed by experienced professionals. Good quality Interior Restoration 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||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 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 Interior Restoration project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% - 91% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Interior Restoration projects commonly employ renewable resources and environmentally friendly materials. It is often the case that existing components and materials can be recycled or reused in the Interior Restoration project.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Interior Restoration. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the 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 Interior Restoration project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your 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|
|Create Design Concept||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$636 - $1,063|
|Create Remodeling Checklist||General Contractor||1 to 2 d||$238 - $397 per design|
|Define Home Decor||Interior Designer||4 to 10 d||$849 - $1,417 per project|
|Specify Materials||Interior Designer||2 to 15 d||$212 - $354|
|Specify Finishes||Interior Designer||1 to 2 d||$636 - $1,063|
|Repair Plaster Surface||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||3 to 5 d||$302 - $509|
|Repair Ceiling Plaster||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 2 d||$163 - $278|
|Repair Wall Plaster||Drywall Contractor||1 d||$140 - $238|
|Replace Cabinet Doors||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||$221 - $384|
|Install Replacement Windows||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$471 - $833|
|Remove Paint||Painting Contractor||1 to 2 d||$3.65 - $6.26 per square foot|
|Remove Wallpaper||Painter||1 to 3 d||$1.58 - $2.67 per square foot|
|Stain And Finish Woodwork||Painting Contractor||2 to 4 d||$3.58 - $6.06 per linear foot|
|Refinish Wood Molding||Painting Contractor||2 to 4 d||$8.68 - $14.63 per linear foot|
|Stain Floors||Wood Flooring Installer||2 to 4 d||$0.96 - $1.67 per square foot|
|Refinish Floors||Wood Flooring Refinisher||2 to 5 d||$2.66 - $4.55 per square foot|
|Refinish Stairs||Wood Flooring Refinisher||2 to 5 d||$7.50 - $12.66 per square foot|
|Replace Electrical Outlet||Electrician||1 d||$87 - $150|
|Replace Electric Switch||Electrician||1 d||$63 - $109|
|Install Telephone Jack||Electrician||1 d||$157 - $267|
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Interior Restoration project plan.
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