My first post here. Been reading this great forum for a while, though.
I'm preparing to buy my first house (on Staten Island, NY).
I found one that i like but the living room walls have those 1970's-style giant 3D "fish scales"-like stuff on them. So i would most likely need to strip the walls (and the popcorn ceiling, too) down to studs and re-drywall them.
Been trying to figure out what a good price for that would be.
Room size is approx. 26 by 16 with 8 ft ceiling (again, approximately). I never measured the room and i have no way of doing that in the near future. Also, there's one bay window and one regular window, one exterior door and two interior door openings (for reference).
So far i received one estimate: all the work and materials to remove existing, prep, drywall, tape, 3 coats of mud, prime and ready for paint. 5-7 days and $3900. Is that a normal price, given the location and the size? Can you guys comment? I know i should probably at least attempt to do it myself. But i'm not really sure how long it would take me. And i would have to take vacation days at work to do this. May not be worth it for me in the current situation, unfortunately...
Again, please advise on the price above and thatnks in advance for your time!