Drywall Cost Per Square Foot

The cost to install drywall is about $2 per square foot. After material and labor are added in, the cost per panel ranges from $60 to $90.

Drywall Cost Per Square Foot.

ItemPrice Per Square Foot
Materials$0.50 – $0.75
Basic Labor$0.50 – $0.75
Finishes/Texturing$0.50 – $1.50
Total$1.50 – $3.5

How much does it cost to drywall a 2000 square foot house?

This price estimate includes materials, professional labor for both hanging and finishing the drywall (joint compound of seams and screw holes) as well as sanding, so that a contractor can paint it. For 2,000 sq. ft. of wall space, your average total drywall cost is $4,200 – $7,800.

How much does it cost to install 1000 square feet of drywall?

The national average cost to install drywall is between $1,500 and $2,000, with most homeowners spending around $1,750 on 1,000 sq. ft. of standard ½” drywall, hung and finished in a remodel.

Drywall cost

Drywall installation costs $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot, depending on the ceiling height, drywall type, and level of finish. Drywall costs $0.50 to $0.80 per square foot for materials. The labor cost to hang and finish drywall is $1.00 to $2.70 per square foot.

  • The cost to drywall a 12×12 room is $580 to $1,800.
  • The cost to drywall a 2,000 sqft house is $8,000 to $30,000.
  • Most homeowners spend $1,000 to $3,000 on their drywall project.
RoomAverage cost
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

Low Price: $1.65 per square foot. Open floor plan except for bedrooms. Little specialty drywall. Ceilings are 8-9 feet without need for scaffolding, and they are textured.

Average Price: $2.20 per square foot. Mostly open plan but a few rooms like an office or formal dining room are closed. Some specialty drywall and possibly the need for scaffolding in a small area such as a vaulted ceiling. Ceilings are generally 8-10 feet and smooth or textured.

High Price: $3.30 per square foot. More of a closed floor plan – often an older home when closed plans were more popular. More specialty drywall than most – for example, surrounding a home theater in sound-reducing drywall. Ceilings are 9-10 feet in most of the home. More need for scaffolding, such as a two-story entryway and vaulted ceiling. Ceilings are smooth.

Our cost range for drywall is $1.50 to $3.50 per square foot. In most homes, there are more than one type of drywall hung, each with its own price. Follow us!

For this reason, while some of the drywall will cost $1.50 per foot to hang, the average price in the home will be higher when all types are calculated, added and divided by the total square feet of drywall.

Cost to hang sheetrock on ceiling

It costs about $2.34 per square foot on average to hang sheetrock on the ceiling, with a range of approximately $2.07 to $2.61 per square foot. Expect to pay between $500 and $700 to hang and finish sheetrock on the ceiling. However, the overall cost depends on the room’s size, height, and finish options.

Hanging sheetrock on the ceiling is quite challenging, especially if the ceiling is more than nine feet high. For such projects, it is best to work with professional contractors to avoid accidents and costly damages.

Cost to hang sheetrock in bathroom

The average cost to hang sheetrock in a bathroom is between 430 to $500. This cost, however, depends on the type and size of the bathroom. For instance, a half bathroom will need to be painted while the walls of a master bathroom will have tiles. Bathroom sheetrock should be moisture resistant to protect the walls from getting wet. Green board and purple board sheetrock are moisture and mold resistant, making them perfect choices for the bathroom.

Cost to hang sheetrock in garage

The cost to hang sheetrock in a garage ranges between $1.65 and $3.75 per square foot. The cost translates into about $700 to $800, minus the floor space. This cost includes insulation, but the actual cost will depend on the garage’s size, shape, and level of finish.

Fire-resistant sheetrock is recommended for the garage, and it costs about 50% more than regular drywall. This means installation costs will be higher. More so, fire-rated drywall is thicker, making it more challenging to cut and install.

Cost to hang sheetrock in a room

An average living room tends to be about 300 square feet. So, hanging sheetrock in such a room may cost approximately $500 to $600, not including the finishing costs. The cost varies widely since some rooms are larger than others. To estimate how much it will cost to hang sheetrock in a room, you can multiply the price per panel by the number of sheets the room is likely to take.