Joseph Talbot, Real Estate Broker - HOME IMPROVEMENTS THAT IMPROVE VALUES

the cost may run into the thousands, but it may be worth the investment. Suppose you are planning to remodel your bedroom completely. In that case, the cost of new drywall, carpeting, insulated windows, trim, mouldings, a refinished ceiling, upgraded heating fixtures, and paint will likely run you around $8,000, depending on the size of the current room. On the other hand, if you plan to expand and remodel, you will be looking at a cost of around $10,000 or more. The costs can greatly vary between different regions, so it is a good idea to do your homework before starting any project. The cost of new windows is generally between $400 and $1000 per window, depending on the size and the requirements. Fibreglass for wall insulation with a value of R-22 will cost about $1.80 for every square foot installed, while insulation of R40 value for ceilings and attics will cost $2.50 for every square foot installed. Per square yard, for installation and padding, carpeting averages around $15-$25. Drywall for ceilings and walls will typically cost around $15.00 per panel, not including any of the finishing compound, nails, or screws. Check prices before you get started because prices can change quickly. Getting a price locked in for a job just before you start can be a good idea. Remember, these prices won't include the removal or disposal of all the original paneling and the scraping of any textured ceiling paint, either. The average cost for new mouldings is around $3.00 to $5.00 per installed foot, while baseboard heating fixtures will run you between $150 and $500. Hiring a professional painter to sand, prime, and paint the walls and upgrade the ceiling and drywall will run at least $35+ per hour, unless you have the knowledge, skills, and time to do it yourself. Make sure you know what you are doing because a bad

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