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Wallpaper Installation Cost

While there are many different ways to decorate your walls, one of the most popular has always been using wallpaper. Offering greater pattern variation than paint alone, wallpaper is a classic look that can also be updated for a contemporary space. Installing wallpaper on your own is a definite possibility, and it may be the best option for anyone trying to reduce their spending on the project. However, most homeowners will be happiest with the look of professionally installed wallpaper. Find out more about the costs of installing wallpaper in your own home.

National Install Wallpaper Costs

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National Install Wallpaper Costs
Average reported cost $489
Number of Cost Profiles 1455 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $60
Maximum reported cost $1,200
Most homeowners spent between: $343 to $537

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Anticipating the Average Cost of Professional Wallpaper Installation

Before you set your heart on having wallpaper professionally installed, it is a good idea to get a better understanding of the costs involved. Wallpaper, on its own, is an affordable material that should easily fit into your budget. Since actually putting in on the wall is labor-intensive, that is where prices can begin to rise. While the cost of wallpaper installation varies from home to home depending on the size of the space and the height of the ceilings, the average price ranges from $344 to $438. However, keep in mind that this range is for one room, such as the living room, and not the entire home.

How Customers Are Charged For Installation

An important question to ask before hiring a professional installation team is how they charge homeowners for the service. Some professionals charge by the roll of wallpaper, building in the costs of labor, others charge by the hour and still more charge by the square foot. While all can be suitable, it is smart to know how you will be charged before the process begins. Be sure to also find out whether any given quotes include the costs of the wallpaper and any additional installation materials.

Costs of Removing Existing Wallpaper

If you already have wallpaper in place, and you would like to have it replaced, removal costs are something to take into consideration. It may be worth removing the old paper on your own, as labor-intensive as it can be, because professionally removing it can cost an average of $969, which is more than the cost of installing new wallpaper.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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