Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Remodeling

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-18-2007, 02:16 PM   #1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Share |
Default

Cost to gut to studs and drywall


I am looking to buy a 1920's home - interior is is good condition, but all plaster except for kitchen, which has already been renovated. We would like to completely renovate all other rooms. Is there a general rule of thumb for cost/sq ft to have plaster walls and ceilings removed and replaced with drywall? The home is approx 1700 sq ft.


Last edited by mschrader; 04-18-2007 at 02:51 PM. Reason: better title wording
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 05:06 PM   #2
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Default

Cost to gut to studs and drywall


Quote:
Originally Posted by mschrader View Post
I am looking to buy a 1920's home - interior is is good condition, but all plaster except for kitchen, which has already been renovated. We would like to completely renovate all other rooms. Is there a general rule of thumb for cost/sq ft to have plaster walls and ceilings removed and replaced with drywall? The home is approx 1700 sq ft.
No. There is generally no set price per SF when it comes to remodeling.

There are too many factors involved. Once you open up the walls, you never know what you will find that needs additional repairs or fixing.

Add to that; when you pull a permit and start remodeling an older home, there are many upgrades required by code that must be done.

AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2007, 05:53 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 9,519
Default

Cost to gut to studs and drywall


This is such a loaded question. First of all why would you go to all the aggrevation to JUST take out plaster and replace with drywall. You didn't state that the plaster was falling off, down or whatever. It makes no sense! This sounds like the question asked was not the question that needed to be asked. I would gut the house because the whole electric system needed to be replaced or the whole house needed to be insulated, and it couldn't be done from the exterior. Or the plumbing needed to be replaced throughout the house.

Ron
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drywall or Denshield behind Shower Walls? atilla137 Plumbing 3 07-20-2008 09:11 AM
drywall onto uneven walls? johnny331 Remodeling 5 06-28-2007 07:59 AM
General easy drywall question bigboyjoel Building & Construction 3 05-27-2007 08:52 AM
Maxx Shower Walls Install on Metal Studs? atilla137 Plumbing 2 11-21-2006 06:17 PM
Framing and Drywall questions haysdb Building & Construction 5 11-04-2005 07:11 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.