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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

How Much Does It Cost

Our customers sometimes tell us that they put off various home improvement projects because they thought the price was going to be so much more expensive than it turned out to be. These are not everyday purchases and many times you have no idea if something will cost $200, $2000, or $10,000! We thought it might be helpful to share some recent typical installations with you. We think you will find that many projects are surprisingly affordable.

Many of our clients take advantage of school breaks to refinish their hardwood floors while the family is out of town. Sanding your hardwoods is certainly an inconvenient process, but that is the value of wood: for far less than a new floor would cost, you can totally refinish the floors for a brand new look. Yes, the furniture will need to be moved totally out of the rooms, there will be a little dust, and there will be certain times that you cannot walk on the floors at all. But these customers say it was well worth it.

What does it cost? A few typical jobs from our 2010 files:
--a home in Marietta with wood floors in the kitchen and breakfast room, hall, foyer and bath, 600 sq ft, cost a little over $1500 to refinish, including moving furniture and the refrigerator, and new shoemold. A similar layout in Cumming was 696 square feet and cost $2000 to refinish the foyer, halls, closets, kitchen, pantry, breakfast area and half bath. These prices include three coats of polyurethane and the use of our Dust Containment System, which helps greatly with the dust.
--a larger job in Alpharetta involved the kitchen, breakfast area, sitting area, pantry, closets, hall, foyer, bath and dining room. The $2500 price tag included new shoemold and moving the furniture and refrigerator. The square footage was 1064.
--$2900 was the cost to refinish these areas (1210 square feet) in a Marietta home: foyer, living room, dining room, hall, half bath, closets, kitchen, breakfast area and family room.
--The kitchen, utility room, bath, family room, dining room, foyer, bedroom, vanity area, and closet (1450 square feet) of a large home in Powder Springs were $2700 to refinish.

If you are thinking about having your wood floors sanded, stained, and polyurethaned during the upcoming Spring Break week, we encourage you to get on our schedule now.

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