Our homes are always evolving. Whether it’s with the seasons or the trends, change is inevitable. One of the easiest ways to change your home’s decor is with interior painting. Painting has the ability to transform any room at a lower cost and faster than many other home improvement projects. Read on to learn more about the average costs of popular interior painting projects.
Keep in mind there are several costs associated with painting projects. The biggest cost factor is the size of the room being painted. All other cost factors, namely the price of materials and labour, are dependent on the size of the project.
Bathrooms are typically a smaller space and can be difficult to design and give character to. Adding a fresh coat of paint will add some personal style that can help to complete the space and tie it in with the rest of your home.
The cost to paint an average-sized bathroom (36 to 40 square feet) with a toilet, sink, and shower/bath is approximately $100 just for painting. This cost is under the assumption that the shower/bath is tiled so not needing any paint. Account for additional costs if your shower needs to be painted as well. For painting labour, you can expect to spend between $130-300. Once you factor in paint and materials, the entire project will cost you roughly between $200-$400.
Kitchens experience a lot of wear and tear over time. From preparing and cooking meals as well as constant activity, the space can appear dated and in need of a refresh sooner than other rooms in your home. Without completing a full reno, painting your kitchen can make it appear brand new!
The cost to paint an average-sized kitchen (approximately 150 square feet) can be anywhere from $130-$180 just for painting. Painting labour costs could run you between $400-1000 depending on the prep-work the painter must do to your home. Once you factor in paint and materials, the entire project will cost you roughly between $600-$1200.
This cost is associated with painting the walls only, not the cabinets. Since the cabinets take up a majority of the wall space, the cost is a lot cheaper to not paint them. If you also want to paint your cabinets, you can expect to add an average of $1000 more.
The bedroom is a space that remains private in comparison to other rooms in the home. You may decide to hold off on making any changes to the space, first renovating spaces that are seen by guests or used more often by your family. Even something as simple as applying a fresh coat of paint can make the space more comfortable and improve the overall look. Certain colours can actually make you feel more relaxed and sleep better.
Painting your bedroom will cost anywhere between $3 and $6 per square foot. Labour costs will come out to between $230 and $600. With paint and materials, the entire project will cost you roughly between $400 and $750.
Painting your basement is not only beneficial to its appearance but can also prevent water damage. It’s no secret that basements are prone to moisture and water damage. Applying a proper waterproof primer or waterproof sealant prior to painting can protect your home from future water damage. Be sure to ask your painter about basement specific paint options.
Basement painting will typically cost between $5 and $8 per square foot. Basements are a unique space and they can vary drastically from each other. There may be extra costs for high ceilings, exposed beams, ductwork, or electrical that make the work more labour intensive.
Keep in mind that the overall cost of painting any room in your home depends on several factors. These include things like the paint selected, whether or not the walls need repairs, and if trim or ceilings require paint. To find out more about the costs involved in painting, read this article about how costs are calculated. For more tips on how to hire a painter, check out our 4 tips.
Having trouble deciding on the colour of paint for any particular space? Check out these interior paint trends for 2020. If you are looking to transform a room on a budget, painting is a great option. Get a quote from a pro today and get started on your next painting project to quickly and easily transform your home.