The national average cost to install drywall is between $1,600 and $3,500, with most homeowners spending around $2,000 on 1,000 sq. ft. of standard ½” drywall, hung and finished in a remodel.
|5×8 Bathroom||$300 – $1,000|
|12×12 Bedroom||$580 – $1,800|
|12×20 Master bedroom||$750 – $2,600|
|16×20 Living room||$850 – $3,100|
|20×20 Garage||$1,000 – $3,900|
|1,000 SF Basement||$1,500 – $7,000|
|1,500 SF Whole house||$5,500 – $22,000|
|2,000 SF Whole house||$8,000 – $30,000|
|2,500 SF Whole house||$9,000 – $35,000|
|3,000 SF Whole house||$10,000 – $45,000|
The total cost of installing drywall includes the cost of the drywall panels and materials, as well as the labor cost to hang, tape, finish and texture drywall. Most homeowners spend $3.25 per square foot to install, tape and texture.
What goes on after drywall?
Compound, also called spackle or mud, is an important item that goes on top of drywall. After hanging and screwing drywall to wall studs, you must apply the compound to the drywall board seams using a 4-inch-wide knife.
Most contractors have different rates based on the number of drywall sheets being installed as well as the total size of the job.
You can get a lower price per sq.ft. on a project that uses at least of 50 sheets of drywall or more.
For example, if you have a space of about 2,400 sq.ft. and will need to cover it with 50 12′ sheets, your drywall cost will be about $72-84 per sheet, or $3,600-4,200 total.
However, if you have a room that you need to put drywall in or a space under 400-500 sq.ft., your cost per sheet will go up to $100-120 or more.
If you are building a new house or a commercial space (over 10-12,000 sq.ft.) you can get a significant discount on the total drywall installation cost. It can become as low as $1.15-1.25 per sq.ft.