How much for this reno in NYC?
I would like to hire a handyman who can take care of some miscellaneous reno and am wondering what to expect quote-wise. My apt. is about 750 sq ft and I would like the quote to include both labor & materials, except the baseboards & light fixtures, which I will provide. Please note I live in NYC where prices are jacked up! So it would be great if someone who knows NYC pricing could comment.
Minor drywall repair + paint whole apartment (except kitchen & bath)
Demo existing stair rail (drywall to be fixed here too)
Install two mini slab "cafe doors" in existing swing-out door frame
Sand / paint existing window trim of 4 windows or replace with new trim, prime & paint
Sand / polyurethane steps; paint risers
Several minor handyman jobs (replace 2 ceiling light fixtures (labor only), fix marble threshold, add carpet runner, a couple others)
In the past, I was quoted $1000 (which I know is on the low side) for the paint / baseboards, which are the most time-consuming work, and I expected quotes for the whole job to be maybe $3-4K. The one quote I've received so far is $6K. I kind of feel that the contractor is jacking up his quote because the task list is pretty long, but all the work (except paint / baseboards & maybe staircase) is not difficult nor time-consuming. Any thoughts?