Cost of bathroom remodeling

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Regular type of bathroom remodel will start at $5,000 to $20,000 for a 5’ x 8’ space with fixtures from retailers such as Home Depot and it can go up to cost $15,000 for a minimum space of 5’ x 8’ that includes labor and rough materials. A budget of $10,000 to $20,000 for a decent-looking bathroom is normal spending when you calculating your next remodeling project in Fairfield County area.

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A bathroom that stands in the middle for expenses in Fairfield County, Connecticut will cost around $12,000, based on the Cost vs Value report which calculates it on $350 PSF for a 35-square-foot bathroom. This will include a medicine cabinet with a mirror, a standard toilet, solid-surface vanity with a granite top and a porcelain bathtub.

Luxury bathroom. That same report quotes a high-end bathroom remodel and expansion of the layout of the bathroom comes at a cost of $45,500. This price will come if you expand a bathroom from 35 square feet to 100 or higher sq footage. It amounted to $455 PSF.

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One of the more expensive bathrooms SITL Home Renovation and Design worked on came in at $52,000. What was included in that amount is a walk-in closet with built-ins that has two entrances from the bath and from the bedroom? The client wanted a custom-made toilet hidden in the wall water tank, major structural changes and increasing of layout, and marble shipped from Italy, which had a delivery time of few months.

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Renovate your bathroom all at once or in stages?

If you’re the type of person that shocks easily from high prices, don’t worry, bathroom remodeling can scare you or surprise you with the not that high price tag with the right planning. You can reduce bathroom remodel costs by going step by step. A bathroom remodel can still include new recessed lighting or vent updates with a combination of new vanity with a marble top. You can always upgrade some parts of or most likely fixtures later on time.

It’s easy to replace a light fixture or to replace the faucet later on. If you have any thoughts to replace the bathtub and install new tiles on the floor, it’s better to do all that at the same time. You may save on the workers’ labor cost if they can do a few different replacements or repairs in one day instead of doing the same things spread out in a month or so time frame. This is very important when you are using plumbing services. Since the plumbers are charging per trip in many cases try to use call them as little as possible.

Choose superior work over everything else, especially important is the amount of traffic the bathroom gets. It’s a waste of money and a source in the future if you save money and buy a cheap toilet that can start leaking in the future and you have to call the plumbers again.

To save money, wait for sales at your local supply store and look for rebates or points on high-end materials. that will really give you the confidence you’re buying the best fixtures on the market and you don’t have to replace them again anytime soon.

How much a master bathroom could cost?

Average bathroom renovation cost around $10,000 to $15,000. but technically there is no limit on the remodeling projects, with some example could reach $80,000 or even 100K for really high-end huge bathrooms, so it’s definitely up to your dreams and ability to pay for those dreams.

Prepare for bumps during a bathroom remodel

Hopefully, your general contractor won’t save to mention to you the inconvenience that comes with bathroom remodeling. When the bathroom can’t be used for a week or even sometimes for months.

It’s really difficult to calculate an exact time frame for bathroom remodeling but those are a few things to consider ahead of time before you start.

  • Make sure there is an alternative family for your family and for the workers as well. yes they need bathroom too.
  • Make sure you have a good communication with your general contractor; be on the same time frame page with him the entire project will be finished and when you can use the new bathroom. If the house will be for sale after the renovation is also very important to know when the project will end so photographers can do their job so the property can hit the market asap.
  • Bet on at least 2-3 weeks for the bathroom not be used at all.

Are you ready to remodel your bathroom?

Remember to get estimates from multiple construction companies to make sure you’ll learn the pricing in your area. Do your homework and check all online supplies before contacting any contractor and don’t forget to include us at SITL Home renovation and Design for free estimate in order to receive the most competitive prices from a major construction and design company like us. You can reach us at 203 550 4498.

What do the pros say?

Here is some final advice for you before you start your bathroom remodeling project.

  • Moving your toilet or sink positions in the bathroom or changing the layout of it will make the biggest hit on the price. It doesn’t matter much the size of the bathroom, if you change positions or layout for a bathroom’s sinks, tub and toilet, that’s where your expenses are going really high.
  • If your house in one floor and you have a crawlspace, it’s much easier to work on relocate plumbing. But in a 2 story home, if you change anything out of the existing layout and have to run your water supply and sewer lines through a 2nd floor, that’s where prices are going up super high.
  • The older the bathroom, the more things you actually have to do to bring it up the nowadays building codes. For instance, certain years you have to check for lead based paint, some of them have acoustical ceilings and we have to check for asbestos, some have windows that are not operable or the sizes of windows no longer exist.

Her are a few more useful tips for you from Remodeling Magazine

It has released its Remodeling Cost vs. Value Report.  This report measured with Mid Level remodel projects and standard fixtures including Bathroom Remodel, Bathroom Addition, Master Suits, and other common remodel projects.  As measured by this report, bathroom remodels in the Fairfield County area went up 4.7% this year and averages $16,597 for a mid-level bathroom project.  This includes Update an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30-by-60-inch porcelain-on-steel tub or shower with 4-by-4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper. This could include a walk-in shower, a walk-in tub, a tub to shower conversion, or a curbless shower with a euro shower design.

While a bathroom addition averages $30,000 for the same furnishings and fixtures. Because a bathroom addition has to have all new plumbing, vents, heat, and drains, it is much less expensive to remodel an existing bathroom. The other startling fact is that 70-93% of the expense for a bathroom remodel is added to your home’s resale value. Based on the Zillow report of the value of the remodeling projects a bathroom remodel adds substantial value to the house even years after the home remodeling. This is a substantial difference between other home remodeling prices, or other bathroom remodeling project prices, where you don’t recover most or all of your investments.

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