Ideas, costs, tips and plans - the information you need for a successful Living Room Renovation project
Homeowners have many important questions about their Living Room Renovation 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 Renovation 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 Renovation 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 Renovation 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||Renovate 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||$6,435 - $7,508|
|Material cost||$3,825 - $4,463|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Living Room Renovation project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Living Room Renovation 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 Renovation 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 Renovation project in the right neighborhoods can return 61% - 72% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Living Room Renovation projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Living Room Renovation. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Living Room Renovation 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 Renovation project cost and quality.
Do you expect to spend more than $250 on your Living Room Renovation 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|
|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|
|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 Valance||Finish Carpenter||1 d||$21.51 - $37.84 per linear foot|
|Install Wall Lighting||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 Renovation project plan.
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