What You Can Expect to Pay a Handyman
If you hire the right help—for the right price—you may finally be able to check all those long-delayed home projects off your to-do list.
Below are 8 jobs and the prices are national averages.
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1. Cost to Hang a Heavy Piece of Art: $60 to $125
Hanging a heavy piece of art requires miscellaneous hardware and screws (if a hanger was not already attached to the frame). Your handyman will also probably use a stud finder, tape measure, and level—basic tools that he most likely already has on hand. Expect the project to take between one and one-and-a-half hours, depending on the overall size and placement of the art.
2. Cost to Clean Gutters: $100 to $150
Not comfortable climbing a ladder to reach your house’s gutters and downspouts? While this is a relatively unskilled job, a typical gutter cleaning will take between 90 minutes and two-and-a-half hours to clear leaves and debris from approximately 120 linear feet of gutter. If you have a lot of trees on your property, get more bang for your buck by having the handyman install a gutter guard while he’s up there to keep the gutters clear and cut down on the number of times you need to call in a pro to clean.
3. Cost to Hook Up a Washer and Dryer: $100 to $150
The weight of these appliances is often challenging for homeowners. Assuming that the gas or electric hookups are already in place, the job will take between one and two-and-a-half hours. Expect the higher end of the price range if the washer and dryer set needs to be moved to the basement, water supply hoses or dryer vent pipe needs to be purchased, or an exterior vent hole needs to be drilled.
4. Cost to Replace a Bathroom Faucet: $60 to $150
Straightforward removal of an old faucet and installation of a new one (already purchased) might take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. The higher estimates would apply to jobs that require additional labor to install shut-off valves or replace the P-trap.
5. Cost to Replace Caulking Around a Shower: $100 to $280
While the cost of materials is low, this job can be labor-intensive depending on the type of and condition of the existing caulk. After all, before a handyman can even load a caulk gun, he needs to take care of the old, crumbling caulk lines, which often involves completely removing the old sealant, cleaning up any soap scum and mildew, and preparing the surface for new caulk.
6. Cost to Repair Drywall: $275 to $780
Here, too, prices vary significantly depending on the extent of the damage. Repairs would be done at an hourly rate of $60 to $90 per hour. This could take a couple of days, as drying time is required between coats of mud, sanding, and touch-up paint. Figure that a 4-foot by 8-foot sheet of drywall, including labor, runs around $45.
7. Cost to Paint a 12-foot by 12-foot Room: $400 to $1,000
If you’re experiencing sticker shock at this price estimate, remember that painting is a labor-intensive job (even for experienced painters) because of the significant amount of prep work involved. Covering floors and furniture with drop cloths, cleaning the walls, repairing cracks, taping around windows and doors, priming, painting baseboards and other trim, and cutting in along the ceiling all take time. Textured walls, dark colors, or decorative finishes are usually more expensive, adding another $2 to $4 per square foot.
8. Cost to repair Deck $275-$500
While the job (repair Deck) definitely varies. this is our average cost this year looking over the 25 Deck repairs we finished.