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caveeagle 08-03-2013 12:47 PM

Drywall stage for Kitchen Remodel
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In the middle of my kitchen remodel. I have the plumber comming out Monday and will have all the electrical finnished this week as well.

Now I need to line up a dry-wall installer. I have done several dry-wall jobs in the past with good results. This time, I thing I would just prefer to have a pro do it. (if the cost is not too outrageous).

So, how much should I expect to pay to have somebody come in a dry-wall up my kitchen?? (I am in the West Chicago area.)

2 walls: 8' x 14' & 8' x 10'
Ceiling is 10' x 14'

Once all the plumbing and elec is finnished, the dry-wall should all go flush against the studs, so once I line up the installer, it should be ready to go straight in.

oh'mike 08-03-2013 02:03 PM

Price guessing questions are never very successful here---your job is rather small to be interesting to most installers---looks like 7 or 8 sheets---

You will be paying a premium due to the small size of the job----my guess--$800 to $1000---You might get lucky and find a hanger/taper that is looking for some after hours work and beat that ---Mike----

caveeagle 08-03-2013 02:16 PM

Thanks mike. Are you talking Labor? or materials??

I know that dry-wall is not that expensive. If I could get this all set up and ready for paint for $800 - $1,000 I would be thrilled.

I have a couple contacts that I will be calling on Monday. Let me know if you know of any 'hungry' after-hours types, that would be interested.

oh'mike 08-03-2013 02:45 PM

That guess would include materials and clean up---We are quite busy right now--my full time guy does most of the drywall work---

caveeagle 08-03-2013 03:21 PM

Thanks Mike!

I have two contact #s to call Monday. Hopefully one of them will pan out, and wants to do the job.

I just wanted a good baseline $ amount so I know to keep looking, or jump on the 1st decent option to get the work done!!

I talked to 3 plumbers about my project, and their estimates were all over the map. Turns out, the guy with the best $rate was also the one that was the most personable and responsive. He did all the plumbing for a friends remodel so I am fairly confident I will get decent work.

Thanks again!!

Anyone else: feel free to chime in with comments or leads for a drywall installer in my area.

oh'mike 08-03-2013 04:06 PM

Price is not always the best indicator of quality---Your friendly plumber is a good example---with drywall on a smaller job--travel is the deal killer---someone local will be happy to get a day hanging and taping--then two more trips to coat and sand.

I have a great guy from Joliet----however, He only takes larger jobs that are not close to home----

We are working on the north side of Chicago for the next week or two----that is rough for doing small part day jobs----

Consider paying a bit extra for priming and touch ups---

New drywall often has some minor flaws that do not show up until priming---

pro painters know this and plan on touch ups----

most homeowners do not realize that some touch ups are part of the painting job and complain loudly about the drywallers work---so plan on touch ups after priming or pay extra for prime and touch up==Mike----

jeffnc 08-03-2013 04:59 PM

Try for a start.

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