Cost of Remodeling a Bathroom

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I wanted to provide some useful information to you all about the cost of remodeling different parts of a property. We’ll start with the bathroom and move throughout the house. So . . .From Luxury Housing Trends:

If you’re thinking of tweaking (or completely overhauling) your bathroom, you might be wondering what kind of cost you’re looking at. Here’s a summary of costs, based on projects, according to Taunton’s New Bathroom Idea Book.

  • Cost up to $1,000 = Mostly cosmetic stuff. New paint and a new toilet or sink or new flooring.
  • Between $1,000 and $2,500 = Install a new toilet and sink or replace the tub or shower, but you’ll probably have to keep the same layout.
  • Cost between $2,500 and $7,500 = Minor floor plan changes, new floors, fixtures, finish materials.
  • $7,500 to $12,000 = You can do a fairly complete rehab with changes to the floor plan and add a new window or skylight.
  • $12,000 to $20,000 = If you’re using premium materials or adding luxury items (jetted tub, etc), bathroom remodels can jump into this price range. This usually covers things like enlarging the bathroom or converting a closet as well.

We’ll continue with other areas in upcoming posts. For more rehabbing info, check out our rehabbing resources.

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  1. At a minimum I have never installed a bathroom for less than $3500

    I have rehabed many for about half that though in our area 1800 is more reasonable.

    Having a skilled handyman in stead of a contractor will save you lots of money as the hourly rate is close to half.

  2. Very Useful information! i believe more and more homeowners should provide general pricing online and go forth with setting up estimate . Homeowners want to know what they are getting themselves into and a quick reference can be useful!

  3. Honestly, you cannot estimate the budget of your bathroom renovation. It can be huge as you can get the materials with varied price range depending on their style and delicacy. However, I cannot sideline the ideas given on the post. It gives the detail about a specific part, but you can opt for different routes. Though it is very tough, still you can estimate the budget beforehand with the help of a professional. He has lots of experience and is very smart to calculate the budget, which will be very close to the actual expenditure.

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