Bathroom Remodeling

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Bathrooms.  A lot happens in this little room.  Teeth are brushed, hands are washed, bubbles and rose petals are applied, beauty is created…A great bathroom can have a huge impact on how well your day goes.

How much does a bathroom cost?

The #1 question we get from people is the ever popular…wait for it… “How much is a bathroom remodel?”

 

Here are a few sample levels of construction complexity that affect the price.

 

Level 1: The Facelift   $10-25k

New “surfaces” and fixtures, but no change in floor plan.

  • New tub/shower walls and door

  • New hardware and mirror

  • New countertops

  • Painting cabinets

  • New flooring

  • New light fixtures

  • New paint

 Before

After

Level 2: Full Replacement   $20-40k

Everything is replaced, and some floor plan changes happen.

  • New tub/shower

  • New vanity/countertop

  • New sinks and faucets

  • New heated tile floor

  • All new surfaces

  • Reconfiguring space

Before

After

Level 3: Full Custom   $30-80k

Everything is replaced, and some floor plan changes happen.

  • Improved floor plan

  • New Walls

  • Custom cabinet/countertop

  • Custom closet system

  • Walk-in shower

  • Custom lighting features

Before

After

 

Of course, each bathroom (and client) is unique, and a personalized budget will be developed for your project during a collaborative design process.

 

 

Some of our favorite bathroom finish products and design elements:

  • Heated floor   No one ever regrets this one
  • Free standing tub
  • Walk-in shower    Glass doors are so 2014…
  • Frameless glass shower surrounds    Ok, so frameless glass is still pretty cool
  • Shower faucet options   handshowers and jets and rainheads, oh my!
  • Bidet    Once you go bidet, you never go back

 

Bathroom Remodeling problems to avoid:

  • DIY nightmare   That Home Depot commercial makes this seem so easy. We get a lot of calls from people who discover there is more to a bathroom remodel than 30 seconds of an exciting song and Josh Lucas’s sexy voice. If this is something you are considering, call me and I can help walk you through the pitfalls-beforehand.
  • Too cheap to be true   We find a lot of advertisements out there for cheap bathrooms that hook a lot of people who just don’t know any different. Bathrooms are probably the room in the house where the difference between quality and shoddy is most obvious.
  • Tricky tile    The most important part of tile is what is underneath it. On a floor, if the base moves at all, the tile will eventually crack and fall out. In a shower, if the base is not perfectly waterproof, the shower will eventually leak. Both are big time bad news.
  • Ancient pipes    On a quick switch out, it is tempting to leave the existing shutoffs and ignore the pipes in the wall. A new $5 shutoff is a lot cheaper than replacing the ceiling below.
  • Spacing    There are important spacing guidelines when planning where a toilet will go near a wall or vanity, or how close a shower is to a door. These are easy to solve on paper, hard to solve once everything is installed.

 

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