Home Repair Costs

By Morgan Saylor

Now that you’re officially a homeowner and your victory dance is done, you’re tasked with keeping your home in good shape.

A first time homebuyer might not be familiar with the going-rate of common household repairs, but luckily has you covered, with an all-inclusive breakdown of labor, materials, and a total cost range for regular occurrences, like repairing a leaky faucet, repairing drywall, and more.


Here are some other common household repairs you might encounter and their costs:

  • Toilet Fill Valves - if you've noticed that sound of water filling and draining in your toilet, know that it's both annoying and wasting water. Labor: $50 to $200; Materials: $11 to $23; Total: $61 to $223.
  • Repair Drywall - Your walls can take a beating, especially if you have kids. Painters cost around $25 ro $62 per hour for labor or $2.68 to $4.60 per square foot, according to Paint can run from $12 to $50 or more per gallon, and you should budget $10 to $50 for brushes, according to the article. Labor: $75 to $186; Materials: $22 to $100; Total: $97 to $286. 

For more information and home repair guesstimates, check out houselogic's article.


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