Making Your Contemporary Dinning Room Decor
Homeowners have many important questions about their Dining Room 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 Dining Room 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 on upgrading your Dinning Room will help you answer these questions. Use this information to develop a budget, bid requirements, hiring contracts and a project plan.
Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.
Upgrading Your Dinning Room – Project Overview
The approximate costs and value of a typical Dining Room 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 dining room. Update molding, flooring, switchplates, window treatments and decorative hardware.Use above average grade of materials, fabrication and installation quality.|
|Project size||200 square feet of renovation|
|Material and labor cost||$4,806 – $5,607|
|Material cost||$2,921 – $3,407|
|Do-it-yourself assessment||The typical Dining Room Decorating project can be completed by a moderately skilled do-it-yourselfer; as with any project, high quality Dining Room Decorating 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 Dining Room Decorating project in an appropriate neighborhood can return as much as 77% – 91% of its initial cost.|
|Long term 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 Dining Room Decorating project in the right neighborhoods can return 61% – 72% of its initial cost.|
|Green rating||Dining Room Decorating projects can incorporate renewable or sustainable resources and environmentally friendly materials.|
Dining Room Decorating – Proven Ideas and Project Tips
Review these tips, design suggestions, options and lessons learned before finalizing your Dining Room Decorating project plan.
- To maximize return on the Dining Room Decorating project, limit cost to no more than 1.4% of home’s total, post project value
- For best home resale value, follow a consistent design and decorating theme throughout the home
- For best resale value, select a taste neutral design for your Dining Room Decorating
- For best resale value, select components, appliances, finishes and fixtures of comparable quality
- Use separate, individually controllable lighting circuits for ambient and task lighting
- Recess speakers into walls or ceiling to share media system access and create room ambiance
- Use underfloor electrical receptacle(s) to provide interior portion of room with cord free electrical power
- Select finish treatments that harmonize with furniture and statement accessories
Dining Room Decorating – Project Plan and Details
The following list includes major work tasks commonly performed during Dining Room Decorating. Use this list to understand the timing and sequence of different steps in the Dining Room 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 Dining Room Decorating project cost and quality.
|Task||Service Provider||Duration||Do-it-yourself difficulty||Target cost|
|Develop Dining Room Decorating Ideas||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||Level 3 – Complex, Difficult||$285 – $476|
|Prepare Dining Room Design||Interior Designer||3 to 7 d||Level 3 – Complex, Difficult||$285 – $476|
|Design Dining Room Lighting||Lighting Designer||2 to 3 d||Level 3 – Complex, Difficult||$190 – $317|
|Select Dining Room Furniture||Interior Designer||3 to 5 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$285 – $476|
|Remove Paint||Painting Contractor||1 d||Level 1 – Basic||$7.00 – $11.69 per linear foot|
|Remove Wallpaper||Demolition Laborer||1 d||Level 1 – Basic||$2.50 – $4.18 per square foot|
|Repair Wall||Drywall and Plaster Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$34 – $60|
|Install Trim Molding||Finish Carpenter||1 to 2 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$2.18 – $3.72 per linear foot|
|Hang Interior Door||Finish Carpenter||1 d||Level 3 – Complex, Difficult||$230 – $407 per door|
|Install Window Blinds||Finish Carpenter||1 d||Level 1 – Basic||$83 – $149|
|Paint Rooms||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$0.66 – $1.13 per square foot|
|Paint Door||Painting Contractor||1 to 3 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$99 – $166|
|Install Maple Flooring||Flooring Contractor||1 to 2 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$8.70 – $15.65 per square foot|
|Install Wall Sconce||Electrician||1 to 2 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$180 – $314 per fixture|
|Install Light Switch||Electrician||1 d||Level 2 – Challenging||$98 – $165|